1927 Ford: Double-Trouble -- /BIG MUSCLE
• Gordon Tronson
In the world of hot-rodding there are few cars that are going to leave as
big an impression as this - the 1927 Ford Model T custom simply known as
"Double-Trouble". It rides on a custom-built tube chassis that's fabricated
from 1.5-inch tube. Is powered by two 4.6-liter modular V8s from Ford with
four, count 'em, FOUR Superchargers for
an approximate power output of around 1,200 hp. It also utilizes the
rear-end (inboard disc brakes and all) from an early Jaguar. It's a rolling
a Hot Wheels car and a masterpiece of engineering that is sure to make all
your naughty bits tingle.
Hooker SSteel Header BEWARE LS1 LSX
I removed my hooker headers because they were rusting and every body knows
stainless steel does not rust tarnish or chorrode hints stainless and cold
rolled 304 ssteel is not magnetic but they rusted and are magnetic that
tells they are not 304 ssteel well these are both magnetic and rusty I
fought with them about not being ssteel I sent a peace of ssteel rount with
a cert and they sent my rusty headers to the lab and they said that they
were write material that they are stainless steel everything was a night
mare they replaced them with headers that were the same material as my
rusty ones they said they wont do it again.BEWARE HOOKER HEADERS LS1
SUPERCOMP SS HEADERS ARE NOT SS DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY.
This is the email that tom kise of hooker headers sent to word for word.
(Tom Kise) A magnet can and usually will stick to 304 stainless that is
cold formed as well as polished. As we discussed on the phone, 304
stainless will also get surface rust if exposed to atmospheric conditions
or cleaning solutions with chloride concentrations or ferrous metals
transfer. I think you are mixing up 304 stainless with 316 stainless.
316 stainless contains a higher chromium and nickel content plus
Molybdenum to inhibit corrosion, but is less workable than 304 . As
discussed the pictures you sent look like the headers have been exposed to
a chloride rich environment. And not a mis-boxed mild steel set of
headers. It was not clear in the photos if the Oval Hooker tag is still
shiny or corroded. If it is corroded this would indicate chloride
corrosion. . If this is the case and we replace them the same conditions
can and likely will result in the same corrosion.