The CC178 is a large tube header for 1927 and up automobiles and trucks using small block Chevrolet engines. The CC178 fits aftermarket Mustang II, Vega, and rack and pinion front suspension kits, including Heidts, TCI, and Chassisworks chassis.
The CC178 header features a large 1-7/8″ primary tube diameter and a 3″ collector for extreme horsepower, high RPM, supercharged, and other high-performance engines that require a large primary tube to exit the exhaust gases.
The header clears most motor mount styles, tie rods, and steering rods. This is the most compact 1-7/8″ header offered today. Comes with all hardware necessary for installation.
NOTE: The CC178 uses a rectangular-shaped port to fit most performance cylinder heads without adapter plates, with dimensions of roughly 1-3/8″ width by 1-3/4″ height (see images). Make sure that the cylinder heads have adequate material around the exhaust ports for proper sealing.
Includes all hardware necessary for installation.
Engine: Small Block Chevy 265-400
Primary Tube Diameter: 1-7/8″
Collector Diameter: 3.0″
- 16-Gauge Primary and Collector Tube Thickness
- 3/8″ Thick Flange
- Patented Flange Design Requires NO Gaskets
- Tightest Fitting Header Available Anywhere!
- Made in the USA
- Header Bolt Set
- Collector Reducer Set
Our Ceramic Coating is recommended for every vehicle application and is the default finish selection choice above. To meet high standards of quality, We apply a multi-layer inside and outside aluminized ceramic coating in-house and then polish the coating to a high luster. This aerospace and military-grade technology adds excellent protection to your headers while offering the benefit of thermal control in your engine bay. It also improves cylinder scavenging of exhaust gases and increases the longevity of your header investment.
Vortec-Based and BluePrint Style Heads
This informative article was written by Sam of Century Performance Center
NOTE: This issue concerns STRAIGHT PLUG Vortec-style small block Chevy cylinder heads, including the BluePrint heads
Vortec-style (and this includes some non-GM aftermarket) cylinder heads use a different spark plug location than common non-Vortec cylinder heads. Vortec-based heads move the spark plugs further from the center of the chamber and closer to the exhaust valve. This can cause a header clearance issue because it changes the spacing between the two center spark plugs, moving them 1/2″ closer together. On exhaust headers that have tight bends near the cylinder head (for example, the Sanderson CC158 header shown below), the dimpling of some tubes is required for spark plug clearance. Dimpling of other tubes is sometimes required on other header designs affected by the spark plug location and up-down angle.
BluePrint cylinder heads are based on the Vortec spark plug locations. However, the BluePrint heads are manufactured with a raised exhaust port exit. This changes the up-down angle of the spark plug in addition to the center-to-center distance of the two center spark plugs. Dimpling locations vary slightly between common Vortec-based and BluePrint header applications.
If unsure, please measure the center-to-center distance between the center pair of spark plugs on your heads. The standard distance is 4.5″ (11.43 cm) versus 4.0″ (10.16 cm) on the Vortec heads (See the image below). Additionally, one of the reasons we ask for the cylinder head brand, type, and the part number is that every Vortec-style cylinder head does not utilize the same spark plug location and angle. Having accurate information allows us to ensure that the proper dimpling is applied to the Sanderson header set for spark plug boot clearance during the manufacturing process.
Tube dimpling example, Sanderson CC158 for Vortec: