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    Posted: Nov/04/2019 at 11:53am
Anyone find a listing for headers that WILL fit in the Hornet/Concord body correctly??
 
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I see tons listed to fit Jeep..
 I guess I will CALL Clifford, and see what they say.
 
 
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The shorty Clifford header will fit. A 4.0L XJ Cherokee header will fit if you're using a 4.0L head. I mention this because it costs about the same to swap over to a 4.0L head and factory header than to buy a new Clifford.
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WOW, thank you..
NEXT engine I might have to do that.  I have a remanufactured engine with a warranty, so I don't want to swap out the head just now.. 
How much difference DOES the 4.0 Head make on a 258?? 
 
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I wish you the best of luck with the Clifford headers. Plan on adding extra welding to the flange faces. Use a Rem-Flex intake/exhaust gasket. The gasket Clifford supplies will not last long.

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Yes, what year is your Concord? 

72 and up use 57-2300
66 to 71 with starter under the intake is 57-0430

Both cost the same. $399.00.

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Ollie..
Do you know of another brand that will have less problems???
 
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Originally posted by Mr_AMC Mr_AMC wrote:

Ollie..
Do you know of another brand that will have less problems???
 
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I have Clifford headers on my 232(1974) in an American. Get with Larry when you order them; tell him that you know the faces are not welded good and that you want them correct or you will send them back.
One light weld bead that he puts on will not seal good. 

They way he tells you to bend washers for the flange bolts will not work. You need to get you some thick schedule 80 washers and grind them till they fit good. Tell him to keep all his hardware and gaskets. 

Use a Rem-Flex gasket and follow there directions and you will be ok. 

I don't think there is any thing else out there. 

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COOL   Thanks for the useful advice  
I guess in TRUTH, a 258 doesn't rev high enough to justify headers, of so I have been told..
 but I want true DUAL exhaust..
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