Lightning Exhaust Systems - Big Block Chevy, 454/502 Lightning Headers

454 Chevy 2.25" Jet Header (Fresh Water) 38" Width
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454 Chevy 2.25" Jet Header (Fresh Water) 38" Width

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454 Chevy 2.25" Jet Header (Fresh Water) 38" Width

Lightning's 454 Jet / V-Drive fresh water header is a 2-1/4" primary tube (2 1/8" I.D.) header is designed for 572 cubic inch Chevy engines and up. The standard collector length is 8" and points down at approx. 36 degrees. In many Jet and V-drive applications where there is extra space between the engine and transom, this can be used to add collector length to help combat reversion. Keep in mind, that if the exhaust tips are below the water line, the header can literally pull water up from outside the boat.

The standard Header comes with a black powder coat finish. The headers come complete with water supply manifold, gaskets, bolts, pet cocks, water feed hose and clamps.


Lightning Big Block Chevy Big Tube Silver
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$2,999.99

Lightning Big Block Chevy Big Tube Silver

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Lightning Big Block Chevy Big Tube Silver

LIGHTNING PERFORMANCE
When comparing performance exhaust systems it's good to understand the different systems on the market today and the performance demands of your engine. Understanding how a header works will help you decide on which exhaust system is best suited for your application.

Headers have two basic functions. First is to simply relieve back pressure. For example, when looking at a manifold you see a 4" diameter exhaust hose, but the actual exhaust gas opening is about 2-1/2" diameter. Most performance manifolds and some header manufacturers use a 4" exhaust hose and 3" or 3-1/2" OD exhaust gas tube. All of these headers use a 4" OD exhaust gas tube and a 5" water jacket tube until the water gets introduced into the exhaust gas stream, then it gets reduced from 5" to its 4" exhaust hose diameter. At no time does the exhaust gases see a diameter smaller than 4" OD. When looking at these exhaust gas openings consider their area not their diameter. For example, a 4" OD opening has an area of approximately 12.56 sq. in. A 3-1/2" opening has an area of approximately 9.62 sq. in. That is 25% smaller! A 3" opening is approximately 7.06 sq. in. and a 2-1/2" opening is approximately 4.90 sq. in. which is 60% smaller.

LIGHTNING HORSE POWER COMPARISON
Performance figures on headers vary considerably. As a rule, the higher horsepower engines benefit more than the lower horsepower engines. For example, the 330hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 50 to 75 rpm, where as the 365 hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 300 to 400 rpm (45 hp). Blown engines gain up to 800 rpm (80 hp). Of course this is comparing these headers against stock Mercury center rise manifolds.

LIGHTNING CONSTRUCTION
Our Magnum header starts with Mandrel bent 316L stainless steel interior tubes. The exterior tubes are Mandrel bent heavy wall steel tube (.074). The tubes are then mechanically etched by sand blasting and then assembled. Finally, a corrosion resistant silicone ceramic coating is applied to the interior of the header while the exterior receives a powder coat finish.

ALL THIS PLUS THE BEST 2-YEAR WARRANTY IN THE INDUSTRY

Through continuing research Lightning Mfg. has developed a Dual Porcelain Coating that resists the harshest of salt water environments. Now as an option they are able to apply the same high tech coating to a 316L stainless steel lined header once thought to be the cracking alloy and render it crack resistant.


Standard Big Block Chevy Freshwater Merc Headers 36" Wide
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$2,199.99
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Lightning Big Block Chevy Freshwater Merc Headers 36" Wide

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Standard Big Block Chevy Freshwater Merc Kit 36" Wide

THE ULTIMATE "FRESH WATER" EXHAUST SYSTEM

Finally an affordable alternative to all stainless steel water jacketed headers. For the thousands of pleasure boaters "NOT" affected by the corrosion problems associated with Salt Water there is at last the availability of a true tubular header system for the Fresh Water boater. These headers are designed to be a replacement for Mercury, OMC or jet manifolds. However, they terminate approximately 8" aft of stock manifolds and are projected to meet the exhaust tips providing they are in the stock location. Low Port Headers are also available for under the swim step applications. Standard width headers will have about 1/2" clearance between header and tall style Moroso valve cover. Headers come complete with bolts, gaskets, water fittings, pet cocks, etc. (less 4" hose and 4" hose clamps). Factory oil filter requires relocation.

THE LIGHTNING CONSTRUCTION DIFFERENCE IS WHAT COUNTS !
Our Magnum header starts with Mandrel bent 316L stainless steel interior tubes. The exterior tubes are Mandrel bent heavy wall steel tube (.074). The tubes are then mechanically etched by sand blasting and then assembled. Finally,a corrosion resistant silicone ceramic coating is applied to the interior of the header while the exterior receives a powder coat finish.

ALL THIS PLUS THE BEST 2-YEAR WARRANTY IN THE INDUSTRY

Through continuing research Lightning Mfg. has developed a Dual Porcelain Coating that resists corrosive water environments. Now able to apply the same high tech coating to the fresh water series of steel outer lined thus aiding in the prevention cracking and deterioration.


Below Swim Platform Low Port Exit Jacketed Headers - 454/502 Chevy
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Lightning Big Block Chevy Low Port Exit Jacketed Headers 36" Wide - Dry Tailpipes

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Below Swim Platform Low Port Exit Jacketed System - 454/502 Chevy Low Port Dry Headers 36" Wide

These headers are designed to be a replacement for Mercury, OMC or jet manifolds when the exhaust ports are mounted low in the boat. For example, under the swim step or when elbows are used with the stock manifolds. Headers will have about 1/2" clearance between header and tall Moroso valve covers. Headers come complete with bolts, gaskets, water fittings, petcocks, 4" elbows for bottom, etc. (less 4" hose and 4" hose clamps). Factory oil filter requires relocation.

LIGHTNING PERFORMANCE
When comparing performance exhaust systems it's good to understand the different systems on the market today and the performance demands of your engine. Understanding how a header works will help you decide on which exhaust system is best suited for your application.

Headers have two basic functions. First is to simply relieve back pressure. For example, when looking at a manifold you see a 4" diameter exhaust hose, but the actual exhaust gas opening is about 2-1/2" diameter. Most performance manifolds and some header manufacturers use a 4" exhaust hose and 3" or 3-1/2" OD exhaust gas tube. All of these headers use a 4" OD exhaust gas tube and a 5" water jacket tube until the water gets introduced into the exhaust gas stream, then it gets reduced from 5" to its 4" exhaust hose diameter. At no time does the exhaust gases see a diameter smaller than 4" OD. When looking at these exhaust gas openings consider their area not their diameter. For example, a 4" OD opening has an area of approximately 12.56 sq. in. A 3-1/2" opening has an area of approximately 9.62 sq. in.That is 25% smaller! A 3" opening is approximately 7.06 sq. in. and a 2-1/2" opening is approximately 4.90 sq. in. which is 60% smaller.

LIGHTNING HORSE POWER COMPARISON
Performance figures on headers vary considerably. As a rule, the higher horsepower engines benefit more than the lower horsepower engines. For example, the 330hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 50 to 75 rpm, where as the 365 hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 300 to 400 rpm (45 hp). Blown engines gain up to 800 rpm (80 hp). Of course this is comparing these headers against stock Mercury center rise manifolds.

LIGHTNING CONSTRUCTION
Our Magnum header starts with Mandrel bent 316L stainless steel interior tubes. The exterior tubes are Mandrel bent heavy wall steel tube (.074). The tubes are then mechanically etched by sand blasting and then assembled. Finally, a corrosion resistant silicone ceramic coating is applied to the interior of the header while the exterior receives a powder coat finish.

ALL THIS PLUS THE BEST 2-YEAR WARRANTY IN THE INDUSTRY

Through continuing research Lightning Mfg. has developed a Dual Porcelain Coating that resists the harshest of salt water environments. Now as an option they are able to apply the same high tech coating to a 316L stainless steel lined header once thought to be the cracking alloy and render it crack resistant.


Standard Jacketed Header - Big Block Chevy Jet Drive 36" Wide
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Lightning Big Block Chevy Jet Drive 36" Wide Standard Jacketed Header

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Standard Jacketed Header - Big Block Chevy Jet Drive 36" Wide

These headers are designed to be a replacement for Mercury, OMC or jet manifolds.However, they terminate approximately 8" aft of stock manifolds and are projected to meet theexhaust tips providing they are in the stock location. Headers will have about 1/2" clearancebetween header and tall Moroso valve covers. Headers come complete with bolts, gaskets, waterfittings, pet cocks, etc. (less 4" hose and 4" hose clamps). Factory oil filter requires relocation.

LIGHTNING PERFORMANCE
When comparing performance exhaust systems it's good to understand the different systems on the market today and the performance demands of yourengine. Understanding how a header works will help you decide on which exhaust system is best suited for your application.

Headers have two basic functions. First is to simply relieve back pressure. For example, when looking at a manifold you see a 4" diameter exhaust hose, but theactual exhaust gas opening is about 2-1/2" diameter. Most performance manifolds and some header manufacturers use a 4" exhaust hose and 3" or 3-1/2" OD exhaustgas tube. All of these headers use a 4" OD exhaust gas tube and a 5" water jacket tube until the water gets introduced into the exhaust gas stream, then it getsreduced from 5" to its 4" exhaust hose diameter. At no time does the exhaust gases see a diameter smaller than 4" OD. When looking at these exhaust gas openingsconsider their area not their diameter. For example, a 4" OD opening has an area of approximately 12.56 sq. in. A 3-1/2" opening has an area of approximately 9.62 sq. in.That is 25% smaller! A 3" opening is approximately 7.06 sq. in. and a 2-1/2" opening is approximately 4.90 sq. in. which is 60% smaller.

LIGHTNING HORSE POWER COMPARISON
Performance figures on headers vary considerably. As a rule, the higher horsepower engines benefit more than the lower horsepower engines. For example, the 330hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 50 to 75 rpm, where as the 365 hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 300 to 400 rpm (45 hp). Blown engines gain upto 800 rpm (80 hp). Of course this is comparing these headers against stock Mercury center rise manifolds.

LIGHTNING CONSTRUCTION
Our Magnum header starts with Mandrel bent 316L stainless steel interior tubes. The exterior tubes are Mandrel bent heavy wall steel tube (.074). The tubes arethen mechanically etched by sand blasting and then assembled. Finally, a corrosion resistant silicone ceramic coating is applied to the interior of the header while theexterior receives a powder coat finish.

ALL THIS PLUS THE BEST 2-YEAR WARRANTY IN THE INDUSTRY

Through continuing research Lightning Mfg. has developed a Dual Porcelain Coating that resists the harshest of salt water environments. Now as an option theyare able to apply the same high tech coating to a 316L stainless steel lined header once thought to be the cracking alloy and render it crack resistant.


Below Swim Platform Low Port Exit Jacketed Headers - 454/502 Chevy
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$2,499.99
This Part has options, please click the button below to order.

Lightning Big Block Chevy Low Port Exit Jacketed Headers 36" Wide

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Below Swim Platform Low Port Exit Jacketed System - 454/502 Chevy Low Port Headers 36" Wide

These headers are designed to be a replacement for Mercury, OMC or jet manifolds whenthe exhaust ports are mounted low in the boat. For example, under the swim step or whenelbows are used with the stock manifolds. Headers will have about 1/2" clearance between headerand tall Moroso valve covers. Headers come complete with bolts, gaskets, water fittings, petcocks, 4" elbows for bottom, etc. (less 4" hose and 4" hose clamps). Factory oil filterrequires relocation.

LIGHTNING PERFORMANCE
When comparing performance exhaust systems it's good to understand the different systems on the market today and the performance demands of yourengine. Understanding how a header works will help you decide on which exhaust system is best suited for your application.

Headers have two basic functions. First is to simply relieve back pressure. For example, when looking at a manifold you see a 4" diameter exhaust hose, but theactual exhaust gas opening is about 2-1/2" diameter. Most performance manifolds and some header manufacturers use a 4" exhaust hose and 3" or 3-1/2" OD exhaustgas tube. All of these headers use a 4" OD exhaust gas tube and a 5" water jacket tube until the water gets introduced into the exhaust gas stream, then it getsreduced from 5" to its 4" exhaust hose diameter. At no time does the exhaust gases see a diameter smaller than 4" OD. When looking at these exhaust gas openingsconsider their area not their diameter. For example, a 4" OD opening has an area of approximately 12.56 sq. in. A 3-1/2" opening has an area of approximately 9.62 sq. in.That is 25% smaller! A 3" opening is approximately 7.06 sq. in. and a 2-1/2" opening is approximately 4.90 sq. in. which is 60% smaller.

LIGHTNING HORSE POWER COMPARISON
Performance figures on headers vary considerably. As a rule, the higher horsepower engines benefit more than the lower horsepower engines. For example, the 330hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 50 to 75 rpm, where as the 365 hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 300 to 400 rpm (45 hp). Blown engines gain upto 800 rpm (80 hp). Of course this is comparing these headers against stock Mercury center rise manifolds.

LIGHTNING CONSTRUCTION
Our Magnum header starts with Mandrel bent 316L stainless steel interior tubes. The exterior tubes are Mandrel bent heavy wall steel tube (.074). The tubes arethen mechanically etched by sand blasting and then assembled. Finally, a corrosion resistant silicone ceramic coating is applied to the interior of the header while theexterior receives a powder coat finish.

ALL THIS PLUS THE BEST 2-YEAR WARRANTY IN THE INDUSTRY

Through continuing research Lightning Mfg. has developed a Dual Porcelain Coating that resists the harshest of salt water environments. Now as an option theyare able to apply the same high tech coating to a 316L stainless steel lined header once thought to be the cracking alloy and render it crack resistant.


Lightning Silent Choice Big Block Chevy Headers 36" Wide
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Lightning Silent Choice Big Block Chevy Headers 36" Wide

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Lightning Silent Choice Big Block Chevy 36" Wide

  • 36" Width
  • Powder Coated
  • 4" exhaust hose
  • 4" OD
  • 5" water jacket tube
  • reduced from 5" to its 4" exhaust hose diameter

Silent Choice Jacketed Header System

Our 40322, 40324 and 40326 headers incorporate the end of the header with the silent choice valve. The 40322 uses the air operated actuators from the Mercury valves. The 40324 and 40326 uses electric solenoids supplied to operate the valves. Headers will have about 1/2" clearance between header and tall Moroso valve covers. Headers come complete with bolts, gaskets, water fittings, pet cocks,exhaust valves, 5" hose and clamps (less 4" hose and 4" hose clamps). Note: you cannot operate HP engines at high rpm's with valve shut. Factory oil filter requires relocation.

LIGHTNING PERFORMANCE
When comparing performance exhaust systems it's good to understand the different systems on the market today and the performance demands of your engine. Understanding how a header works will help you decide on which exhaust system is best suited for your application.

Headers have two basic functions. First is to simply relieve back pressure. For example, when looking at a manifold you see a 4" diameter exhaust hose, but the actual exhaust gas opening is about 2-1/2" diameter. Most performance manifolds and some header manufacturers use a 4" exhaust hose and 3" or 3-1/2" OD exhaust gas tube. All of these headers use a 4" OD exhaust gas tube and a 5" water jacket tube until the water gets introduced into the exhaust gas stream, then it gets reduced from 5" to its 4" exhaust hose diameter. At no time does the exhaust gases see a diameter smaller than 4" OD. When looking at these exhaust gas openings consider their area not their diameter. For example, a 4" OD opening has an area of approximately 12.56 sq. in. A 3-1/2" opening has an area of approximately 9.62 sq. in.That is 25% smaller! A 3" opening is approximately 7.06 sq. in. and a 2-1/2" opening is approximately 4.90 sq. in. which is 60% smaller.

LIGHTNING HORSE POWER COMPARISON
Performance figures on headers vary considerably. As a rule, the higher horsepower engines benefit more than the lower horsepower engines. For example, the 330hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 50 to 75 rpm, where as the 365 hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 300 to 400 rpm (45 hp). Blown engines gain up to 800 rpm (80 hp). Of course this is comparing these headers against stock Mercury center rise manifolds.

LIGHTNING CONSTRUCTION
Our Magnum header starts with Mandrel bent 316L stainless steel interior tubes. The exterior tubes are Mandrel bent heavy wall steel tube (.074). The tubes are then mechanically etched by sand blasting and then assembled. Finally, a corrosion resistant silicone ceramic coating is applied to the interior of the header while the exterior receives a powder coat finish.

ALL THIS PLUS THE BEST 2-YEAR WARRANTY IN THE INDUSTRY

Through continuing research Lightning Mfg. has developed a Dual Porcelain Coating that resists the harshest of salt water environments. Now as an option they are able to apply the same high tech coating to a 316L stainless steel lined header once thought to be the cracking alloy and render it crack resistant.


BBC 36" Wide Reduced Water Headers
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Lightning Big Block Chevy 36" Wide Reduced Water Headers

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Reduced Water Distribution Header - BBC 36" Wide Reduced Water Headers

Reduced water helps reduce reversion by reducingexhaust stream water. Only enough water enters the exhaust tokeep hoses, etc. cool. The remainder gets dumped overboard via a3/4" fitting at the end of header. This is the only option that will helpthe silent choice system. Oil filter requires relocation.

LIGHTNING PERFORMANCE
When comparing performance exhaust systems it's good to understand the different systems on the market today and the performance demands of yourengine. Understanding how a header works will help you decide on which exhaust system is best suited for your application.

Headers have two basic functions. First is to simply relieve back pressure. For example, when looking at a manifold you see a 4" diameter exhaust hose, but theactual exhaust gas opening is about 2-1/2" diameter. Most performance manifolds and some header manufacturers use a 4" exhaust hose and 3" or 3-1/2" OD exhaustgas tube. All of these headers use a 4" OD exhaust gas tube and a 5" water jacket tube until the water gets introduced into the exhaust gas stream, then it getsreduced from 5" to its 4" exhaust hose diameter. At no time does the exhaust gases see a diameter smaller than 4" OD. When looking at these exhaust gas openingsconsider their area not their diameter. For example, a 4" OD opening has an area of approximately 12.56 sq. in. A 3-1/2" opening has an area of approximately 9.62 sq. in.That is 25% smaller! A 3" opening is approximately 7.06 sq. in. and a 2-1/2" opening is approximately 4.90 sq. in. which is 60% smaller.

LIGHTNING HORSE POWER COMPARISON
Performance figures on headers vary considerably. As a rule, the higher horsepower engines benefit more than the lower horsepower engines. For example, the 330hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 50 to 75 rpm, where as the 365 hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 300 to 400 rpm (45 hp). Blown engines gain upto 800 rpm (80 hp). Of course this is comparing these headers against stock Mercury center rise manifolds.

LIGHTNING CONSTRUCTION
Our Magnum header starts with Mandrel bent 316L stainless steel interior tubes. The exterior tubes are Mandrel bent heavy wall steel tube (.074). The tubes arethen mechanically etched by sand blasting and then assembled. Finally, a corrosion resistant silicone ceramic coating is applied to the interior of the header while theexterior receives a powder coat finish.

ALL THIS PLUS THE BEST 2-YEAR WARRANTY IN THE INDUSTRY

Through continuing research Lightning Mfg. has developed a Dual Porcelain Coating that resists the harshest of salt water environments. Now as an option theyare able to apply the same high tech coating to a 316L stainless steel lined header once thought to be the cracking alloy and render it crack resistant.


Standard Big Block Chevy Freshwater Merc Headers 33" Wide
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$2,399.99
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Lightning Narrow Big Block Chevy Freshwater Merc Headers 33" Wide

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Standard Big Block Chevy Freshwater Merc Kit 33" Wide

  • Available in: Black or Silver Powder Coat
  • Material: 316L Stainless Steel
  • Width: 33"
  • Included:
    • Bolts, Gaskets, Water fittings, Pet cocks, etc. (less 4" hose and 4" hose clamps).
  • Replaces: Mercury, OMC, and Jet Manifolds

THE ULTIMATE "FRESH WATER" EXHAUST SYSTEM

Finally an affordable alternative to all stainless steel water jacketed headers. For the thousands of pleasure boaters "NOT" affected by the corrosion problems associated with Salt Water there is at last the availability of a true tubular header system for the Fresh Water boater. These headers are designed to be a replacement for Mercury, OMC or jet manifolds. However, they terminate approximately 8" aft of stock manifolds and are projected to meet the exhaust tips providing they are in the stock location. Low Port Headers are also available for under the swim step applications. Standard width headers will have about 1/2" clearance between header and tall style Moroso valve cover. Headers come complete with bolts, gaskets, water fittings, pet cocks, etc. (less 4" hose and 4" hose clamps). Factory oil filter requires relocation.

THE LIGHTNING CONSTRUCTION DIFFERENCE IS WHAT COUNTS !
Our Magnum header starts with Mandrel bent 316L stainless steel interior tubes. The exterior tubes are Mandrel bent heavy wall steel tube (.074). The tubes are then mechanically etched by sand blasting and then assembled. Finally,a corrosion resistant silicone ceramic coating is applied to the interior of the header while the exterior receives a powder coat finish.

ALL THIS PLUS THE BEST 2-YEAR WARRANTY IN THE INDUSTRY

Through continuing research Lightning Mfg. has developed a Dual Porcelain Coating that resists corrosive water environments. Now able to apply the same high tech coating to the fresh water series of steel outer lined thus aiding in the prevention cracking and deterioration.


Big Block Chevy Freshwater Low Port Headers 33" Wide, 12" Drop
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$2,699.99
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Lightning Narrow Big Block Chevy Low Port Headers 33" Wide

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Big Block Chevy Freshwater Low Port Kit 33" Wide, 12" Drop

  • Available in: Black or Silver Powder Coated
  • Material: 316L stainless Steel
  • Width: 33"
  • Depth: 12"
  • Included:
    • Bolts, Gaskets, Water fittings, Pet cocks, etc. (less 4" hose and 4" hose clamps)
  • Replaces: Mercury, OMC or Jet manifolds

THE ULTIMATE "FRESH WATER" EXHAUST SYSTEM

Finally an affordable alternative to all stainless steel water jacketed headers. For the thousands of pleasure boaters "NOT" affected by the corrosion problems associated with Salt Water there is at last the availability of a true tubular header system for the Fresh Water boater. These headers are designed to be a replacement for Mercury, OMC or jet manifolds. However, they terminate approximately 8" aft of stock manifolds and are projected to meet the exhaust tips providing they are in the stock location. Low Port Headers are also available for under the swim step applications. Standard width headers will have about 1/2" clearance between header and tall style Moroso valve cover. Headers come complete with bolts, gaskets, water fittings, pet cocks, etc. (less 4" hose and 4" hose clamps). Factory oil filter requires relocation.

THE LIGHTNING CONSTRUCTION DIFFERENCE IS WHAT COUNTS !

Our Magnum header starts with Mandrel bent 316L stainless steel interior tubes. The exterior tubes are Mandrel bent heavy wall steel tube (.074). The tubes are then mechanically etched by sand blasting and then assembled. Finally,a corrosion resistant silicone ceramic coating is applied to the interior of the header while the exterior receives a powder coat finish.

ALL THIS PLUS THE BEST 2-YEAR WARRANTY IN THE INDUSTRY

Through continuing research Lightning Mfg. has developed a Dual Porcelain Coating that resists corrosive water environments. Now able to apply the same high tech coating to the fresh water series of steel outer lined thus aiding in the prevention cracking and deterioration.


Big Block Chevy Mercury All Stainless Steel Headers 36" Wide
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$3,999.99
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Lightning Big Block Chevy Mercury All Stainless Steel Headers 36" Wide

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Big Block Chevy Mercury All Stainless Steel System 36" Wide, for Saltwater Applications

For those of you searching for a superb value in a long tubeStainless Steel header, this is it! The Magnum Stainless Steel header uses Mandrelbent 316L stainless steel on the interior and exterior tubes. The header is tig welded with a custom alloy welding rod to helpprevent cracking. After assembly the entire header is stress relieved, annealed,and heat-treated to maximize its corrosive resistance.  The standard finish is satin and polishing is available as an option.The system is sold with gaskets, bolts, and hardware.
EFI applications require ECU reprogramming.

LIGHTNING PERFORMANCE
When comparing performance exhaust systems it's good to understand the different systems on the market today and the performance demands of yourengine. Understanding how a header works will help you decide on which exhaust system is best suited for your application.

Headers have two basic functions. First is to simply relieve back pressure. For example, when looking at a manifold you see a 4" diameter exhaust hose, but theactual exhaust gas opening is about 2-1/2" diameter. Most performance manifolds and some header manufacturers use a 4" exhaust hose and 3" or 3-1/2" OD exhaustgas tube. All of these headers use a 4" OD exhaust gas tube and a 5" water jacket tube until the water gets introduced into the exhaust gas stream, then it getsreduced from 5" to its 4" exhaust hose diameter. At no time does the exhaust gases see a diameter smaller than 4" OD. When looking at these exhaust gas openingsconsider their area not their diameter. For example, a 4" OD opening has an area of approximately 12.56 sq. in. A 3-1/2" opening has an area of approximately 9.62 sq. in.That is 25% smaller! A 3" opening is approximately 7.06 sq. in. and a 2-1/2" opening is approximately 4.90 sq. in. which is 60% smaller.

LIGHTNING HORSE POWER COMPARISON
Performance figures on headers vary considerably. As a rule, the higher horsepower engines benefit more than the lower horsepower engines. For example, the 330hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 50 to 75 rpm, where as the 365 hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 300 to 400 rpm (45 hp). Blown engines gain upto 800 rpm (80 hp). Of course this is comparing these headers against stock Mercury center rise manifolds.

ALL THIS PLUS THE BEST 2-YEAR WARRANTY IN THE INDUSTRY


Big Block Chevy Jet All Stainless Steel Headers 36" Wide
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$4,099.99
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Lightning Big Block Chevy Jet All Stainless Steel Headers 36" Wide

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Big Block Chevy Jet All Stainless Steel System 36" Wide

For those of you searching for a superb value in a long tubeStainless Steel header, this is it! The Magnum Stainless Steel header uses Mandrelbent 316L stainless steel on the interior and exterior tubes. The header is tig welded with a custom alloy welding rod to helpprevent cracking. After assembly the entire header is stress relieved, annealed,and heat-treated to maximize its corrosive resistance.  The standard finish is satin and polishing is available as an option.The system is sold with gaskets, bolts, and hardware.
EFI applications require ECU reprogramming.

LIGHTNING PERFORMANCE
When comparing performance exhaust systems it's good to understand the different systems on the market today and the performance demands of yourengine. Understanding how a header works will help you decide on which exhaust system is best suited for your application.

Headers have two basic functions. First is to simply relieve back pressure. For example, when looking at a manifold you see a 4" diameter exhaust hose, but theactual exhaust gas opening is about 2-1/2" diameter. Most performance manifolds and some header manufacturers use a 4" exhaust hose and 3" or 3-1/2" OD exhaustgas tube. All of these headers use a 4" OD exhaust gas tube and a 5" water jacket tube until the water gets introduced into the exhaust gas stream, then it getsreduced from 5" to its 4" exhaust hose diameter. At no time does the exhaust gases see a diameter smaller than 4" OD. When looking at these exhaust gas openingsconsider their area not their diameter. For example, a 4" OD opening has an area of approximately 12.56 sq. in. A 3-1/2" opening has an area of approximately 9.62 sq. in.That is 25% smaller! A 3" opening is approximately 7.06 sq. in. and a 2-1/2" opening is approximately 4.90 sq. in. which is 60% smaller.

LIGHTNING HORSE POWER COMPARISON
Performance figures on headers vary considerably. As a rule, the higher horsepower engines benefit more than the lower horsepower engines. For example, the 330hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 50 to 75 rpm, where as the 365 hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 300 to 400 rpm (45 hp). Blown engines gain upto 800 rpm (80 hp). Of course this is comparing these headers against stock Mercury center rise manifolds.

ALL THIS PLUS THE BEST 2-YEAR WARRANTY IN THE INDUSTRY


Big Block Chevy Mercury All Stainless Steel Headers 33" Narrow
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$4,399.99
This Part has options, please click the button below to order.

Lightning Narrow Big Block Chevy Mercury All Stainless Steel Headers 33"

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Big Block Chevy Mercury All Stainless Steel System 33" Narrow

For those of you searching for a superb value in a long tubeStainless Steel header, this is it! The Magnum Stainless Steel header uses Mandrelbent 316L stainless steel on the interior and exterior tubes. The header is tig welded with a custom alloy welding rod to helpprevent cracking. After assembly the entire header is stress relieved, annealed,and heat-treated to maximize its corrosive resistance.  The standard finish is satin and polishing is available as an option.The system is sold with gaskets, bolts, and hardware.
EFI applications require ECU reprogramming.

LIGHTNING PERFORMANCE
When comparing performance exhaust systems it's good to understand the different systems on the market today and the performance demands of yourengine. Understanding how a header works will help you decide on which exhaust system is best suited for your application.

Headers have two basic functions. First is to simply relieve back pressure. For example, when looking at a manifold you see a 4" diameter exhaust hose, but theactual exhaust gas opening is about 2-1/2" diameter. Most performance manifolds and some header manufacturers use a 4" exhaust hose and 3" or 3-1/2" OD exhaustgas tube. All of these headers use a 4" OD exhaust gas tube and a 5" water jacket tube until the water gets introduced into the exhaust gas stream, then it getsreduced from 5" to its 4" exhaust hose diameter. At no time does the exhaust gases see a diameter smaller than 4" OD. When looking at these exhaust gas openingsconsider their area not their diameter. For example, a 4" OD opening has an area of approximately 12.56 sq. in. A 3-1/2" opening has an area of approximately 9.62 sq. in.That is 25% smaller! A 3" opening is approximately 7.06 sq. in. and a 2-1/2" opening is approximately 4.90 sq. in. which is 60% smaller.

LIGHTNING HORSE POWER COMPARISON
Performance figures on headers vary considerably. As a rule, the higher horsepower engines benefit more than the lower horsepower engines. For example, the 330hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 50 to 75 rpm, where as the 365 hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 300 to 400 rpm (45 hp). Blown engines gain upto 800 rpm (80 hp). Of course this is comparing these headers against stock Mercury center rise manifolds.

ALL THIS PLUS THE BEST 2-YEAR WARRANTY IN THE INDUSTRY


Big Block Chevy All Stainless Steel Headers with Stainless Dry Tailpipe 36" Wide
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Lightning Big Block Chevy All Stainless Steel Headers with Dry Tailpipe 36" Wide

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Big Block Chevy All Stainless Steel System with Stainless Dry Tailpipe 36" Wide

For those of you searching for a superb value in a long tubeStainless Steel header, this is it! The Magnum Stainless Steel header uses Mandrelbent 316L stainless steel on the interior and exterior tubes. The header is tig welded with a custom alloy welding rod to helpprevent cracking. After assembly the entire header is stress relieved, annealed,and heat-treated to maximize its corrosive resistance.  The standard finish is satin and polishing is available as an option.The system is sold with gaskets, bolts, and hardware.
EFI applications require ECU reprogramming.

LIGHTNING PERFORMANCE
When comparing performance exhaust systems it's good to understand the different systems on the market today and the performance demands of yourengine. Understanding how a header works will help you decide on which exhaust system is best suited for your application.

Headers have two basic functions. First is to simply relieve back pressure. For example, when looking at a manifold you see a 4" diameter exhaust hose, but theactual exhaust gas opening is about 2-1/2" diameter. Most performance manifolds and some header manufacturers use a 4" exhaust hose and 3" or 3-1/2" OD exhaustgas tube. All of these headers use a 4" OD exhaust gas tube and a 5" water jacket tube until the water gets introduced into the exhaust gas stream, then it getsreduced from 5" to its 4" exhaust hose diameter. At no time does the exhaust gases see a diameter smaller than 4" OD. When looking at these exhaust gas openingsconsider their area not their diameter. For example, a 4" OD opening has an area of approximately 12.56 sq. in. A 3-1/2" opening has an area of approximately 9.62 sq. in.That is 25% smaller! A 3" opening is approximately 7.06 sq. in. and a 2-1/2" opening is approximately 4.90 sq. in. which is 60% smaller.

LIGHTNING HORSE POWER COMPARISON
Performance figures on headers vary considerably. As a rule, the higher horsepower engines benefit more than the lower horsepower engines. For example, the 330hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 50 to 75 rpm, where as the 365 hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 300 to 400 rpm (45 hp). Blown engines gain upto 800 rpm (80 hp). Of course this is comparing these headers against stock Mercury center rise manifolds.

ALL THIS PLUS THE BEST 2-YEAR WARRANTY IN THE INDUSTRY


Big Block Chevy Big Tube Headers 2-1/4" Primaries
Your Price:
$2,999.99

Lightning Big Block Chevy Big Tube Headers 2-1/4" Primaries

310-40504

Big Block Chevy Big Tube Headers 2-1/4" Primaries (Standard Merc Exhaust Location) Black Finish

These headers are designed to be a replacement for Mercury manifolds. Headers will have about 1/2" clearancebetween header and tall Moroso valve covers. Headers come complete with bolts, gaskets, waterfittings, pet cocks, etc. (less 4" hose and 4" hose clamps). Factory oil filter requires relocation.

LIGHTNING PERFORMANCE
When comparing performance exhaust systems it's good to understand the different systems on the market today and the performance demands of yourengine. Understanding how a header works will help you decide on which exhaust system is best suited for your application.

Headers have two basic functions. First is to simply relieve back pressure. For example, when looking at a manifold you see a 4" diameter exhaust hose, but theactual exhaust gas opening is about 2-1/2" diameter. Most performance manifolds and some header manufacturers use a 4" exhaust hose and 3" or 3-1/2" OD exhaustgas tube. All of these headers use a 4" OD exhaust gas tube and a 5" water jacket tube until the water gets introduced into the exhaust gas stream, then it getsreduced from 5" to its 4" exhaust hose diameter. At no time does the exhaust gases see a diameter smaller than 4" OD. When looking at these exhaust gas openingsconsider their area not their diameter. For example, a 4" OD opening has an area of approximately 12.56 sq. in. A 3-1/2" opening has an area of approximately 9.62 sq. in.That is 25% smaller! A 3" opening is approximately 7.06 sq. in. and a 2-1/2" opening is approximately 4.90 sq. in. which is 60% smaller.

LIGHTNING HORSE POWER COMPARISON
Performance figures on headers vary considerably. As a rule, the higher horsepower engines benefit more than the lower horsepower engines. For example, the 330hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 50 to 75 rpm, where as the 365 hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 300 to 400 rpm (45 hp). Blown engines gain upto 800 rpm (80 hp). Of course this is comparing these headers against stock Mercury center rise manifolds.

LIGHTNING CONSTRUCTION
Our Magnum header starts with Mandrel bent 316L stainless steel interior tubes. The exterior tubes are Mandrel bent heavy wall steel tube (.074). The tubes arethen mechanically etched by sand blasting and then assembled. Finally, a corrosion resistant silicone ceramic coating is applied to the interior of the header while theexterior receives a powder coat finish.

ALL THIS PLUS THE BEST 2-YEAR WARRANTY IN THE INDUSTRY

Through continuing research Lightning Mfg. has developed a Dual Porcelain Coating that resists the harshest of salt water environments. Now as an option theyare able to apply the same high tech coating to a 316L stainless steel lined header once thought to be the cracking alloy and render it crack resistant.


Big Block Chevy All Stainless Steel Wet 2-1/4" Tube Header Headers
Your Price:
$4,290.00

Lightning Big Block Chevy All Stainless Steel Wet 2-1/4" Tube Headers

310-40600

Big Block Chevy All Stainless Steel Wet 2-1/4" Tube Header System, BlackFinish (38" OAW) Black Finish

For those of you searching for a superb value in a long tubeStainless Steel header, this is it! The Magnum Stainless Steel header uses Mandrelbent 316L stainless steel on the interior and exterior tubes. The header is tig welded with a custom alloy welding rod to helpprevent cracking. After assembly the entire header is stress relieved, annealed,and heat-treated to maximize its corrosive resistance. The standard finish is satin and polishing is available as an option.The system is sold with gaskets, bolts, and hardware.
EFI applications require ECU reprogramming.

LIGHTNING PERFORMANCE
When comparing performance exhaust systems it's good to understand the different systems on the market today and the performance demands of yourengine. Understanding how a header works will help you decide on which exhaust system is best suited for your application.

Headers have two basic functions. First is to simply relieve back pressure. For example, when looking at a manifold you see a 4" diameter exhaust hose, but theactual exhaust gas opening is about 2-1/2" diameter. Most performance manifolds and some header manufacturers use a 4" exhaust hose and 3" or 3-1/2" OD exhaustgas tube. All of these headers use a 4" OD exhaust gas tube and a 5" water jacket tube until the water gets introduced into the exhaust gas stream, then it getsreduced from 5" to its 4" exhaust hose diameter. At no time does the exhaust gases see a diameter smaller than 4" OD. When looking at these exhaust gas openingsconsider their area not their diameter. For example, a 4" OD opening has an area of approximately 12.56 sq. in. A 3-1/2" opening has an area of approximately 9.62 sq. in.That is 25% smaller! A 3" opening is approximately 7.06 sq. in. and a 2-1/2" opening is approximately 4.90 sq. in. which is 60% smaller.

LIGHTNING HORSE POWER COMPARISON
Performance figures on headers vary considerably. As a rule, the higher horsepower engines benefit more than the lower horsepower engines. For example, the 330hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 50 to 75 rpm, where as the 365 hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 300 to 400 rpm (45 hp). Blown engines gain upto 800 rpm (80 hp). Of course this is comparing these headers against stock Mercury center rise manifolds.

ALL THIS PLUS THE BEST 2-YEAR WARRANTY IN THE INDUSTRY


BBC Jacketed Headers with Stainless Dry Pipe
Your Price:
$3,099.99

Lightning Big Block Chevy Jacketed Headers with Stainless Dry Pipe 36" Wide

310-40407

BBC Jacketed Headers with Stainless Dry Pipe

Dry stainless steel jacketed tailpipes eliminate reversion totally. 4-1/2" diameter tail pipe protrudes past transom approximately 6", jacketed. Can be designed to exit water prior to transom or at end of tip. Very, very loud.

LIGHTNING PERFORMANCE
When comparing performance exhaust systems it's good to understand the different systems on the market today and the performance demands of your engine. Understanding how a header works will help you decide on which exhaust system is best suited for your application.

Headers have two basic functions. First is to simply relieve back pressure. For example, when looking at a manifold you see a 4" diameter exhaust hose, but the actual exhaust gas opening is about 2-1/2" diameter. Most performance manifolds and some header manufacturers use a 4" exhaust hose and 3" or 3-1/2" OD exhaust gas tube. All of these headers use a 4" OD exhaust gas tube and a 5" water jacket tube until the water gets introduced into the exhaust gas stream, then it gets reduced from 5" to its 4" exhaust hose diameter. At no time does the exhaust gases see a diameter smaller than 4" OD. When looking at these exhaust gas openings consider their area not their diameter. For example, a 4" OD opening has an area of approximately 12.56 sq. in. A 3-1/2" opening has an area of approximately 9.62 sq. in. That is 25% smaller! A 3" opening is approximately 7.06 sq. in. and a 2-1/2" opening is approximately 4.90 sq. in. which is 60% smaller.

LIGHTNING HORSE POWER COMPARISON
Performance figures on headers vary considerably. As a rule, the higher horsepower engines benefit more than the lower horsepower engines. For example, the 330hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 50 to 75 rpm, where as the 365 hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 300 to 400 rpm (45 hp). Blown engines gain up to 800 rpm (80 hp). Of course this is comparing these headers against stock Mercury center rise manifolds.

LIGHTNING CONSTRUCTION
Our Magnum header starts with Mandrel bent 316L stainless steel interior tubes. The exterior tubes are Mandrel bent heavy wall steel tube (.074). The tubes are then mechanically etched by sand blasting and then assembled. Finally, a corrosion resistant silicone ceramic coating is applied to the interior of the header while the exterior receives a powder coat finish.

ALL THIS PLUS THE BEST 2-YEAR WARRANTY IN THE INDUSTRY

Through continuing research Lightning Mfg. has developed a Dual Porcelain Coating that resists the harshest of salt water environments. Now as an option they are able to apply the same high tech coating to a 316L stainless steel lined header once thought to be the cracking alloy and render it crack resistant.