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Sanderson Chopster Header Set Small Block Chevy

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Sanderson Chopster header set for small block Chevy engines in open fender street rod applications.

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Sanderson's  patented flange design requires no gasketsThe Sanderson Chopster header set.

Comes with all hardware necessary for installation.


Engine : Small Block Chevy 262-400
Primary Tube Diameter : 1-7/8"
Weight : N/A


  • 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
  • (8) Baffle Inserts


Sanderson's Ceramic Coating is recommended for every vehicle application and is the default finish selection choice above. To meet high standards of quality, Sanderson applies a multi-layer inside and outside aluminized ceramic coating in-house and then polishes 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.

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Below is a general image graphic of the Sanderson Chopster header set. This image is NOT to scale or engine specific, and is merely to provide the basic layout and dimensions of the Chopster Header for all engine applications.

Sanderson Chopster Graphic


Vehicle Applications


T-Buckets CS, RP
1927-1929 cars and trucks CS, RP
1930-1931 cars and trucks CS, RP
1932-1934 cars and trucks CS, RP

CS = Standard Cross Steer; RP = Rack & Pinion

Engine Applications:

  • Chevy Small Block (265-400) V8

Baffle Inserts:

Sanderson Headers does NOT provide holes for mounting the muffler inserts due to possible liability issues. Safe installation and proper securing of the insert is the responsibility of the customer or installer.

Baffle Installation Procedure:

First, make sure you have the correct sized muffler inserts for your application. Sanderson's 1.875" inserts are for small block engine applications, and the 2.250" inserts are for big block engine applications.

For NEW installations - Notice that one end of each Sanderson muffler insert is partly closed off with a welded washer. Insert the muffler into one of the pipes of the header with the closed-off end first. Drill a hole through the bottom of the header pipe which will also go through the wall of the muffler. Insert a bolt through that hole and tighten it with the nut on the inside. (Some customers have used sheet metal screws to hold the mufflers in place, but such screws tend to quickly vibrate loose.) When the mufflers are securely fitted in all eight pipes, the headers are ready to put on the engine.


  1. The Patented Leak-Free Design that Sanderson Headers offer you is the only leak-free flange design on the market ... Do Not Attempt To Use Flange Gaskets! The raised flange on the Sanderson Headers will buckle the gasket during tightening and actually cause a leak!
  2. Sanderson Headers are NOT emissions legal on pollution-controlled motor vehicles. It is the purchaser's responsibility to verify local regulations for compliance.
  3. Wrapping your Sanderson Headers with ANY thermal tape voids your header warranty. The best thermal protection for your headers is our Aluminized Ceramic Coating that is available for every Sanderson Header.

Limited 5 Year General Warranty

Sanderson Street Rod Headers strives to supply our customers with the highest quality parts and service available in the street rod industry. In keeping with this, we warrant and will repair or replace, at our option after inspection in our facility, any of our products which are found by us to have failed due to defects in either material or workmanship.  This warranty is activated by the return of the Warranty Card enclosed with every pair of headers, and is effective for FIVE YEARS * from the date of purchase as indicated on the original invoice.

This Warranty does not cover products that fail due to improper motor tuning, alteration, disassembly, or damage caused by racing, misuse, neglect, abuse, improper installation and/or accident, or when used on applications for which they were not designed or approved. We are specifically not responsible for the costs of removal, installation, transportation, destruction of other components, inconvenience, loss of time, or other personal damages, or for any other associated costs including the application of aftermarket coatings applied by others. Sanderson Street Rod headers shall not be liable for any and all consequential damages occasioned by the breach of any written or implied warranty pertaining to this sale in excess of the purchase price of the product(s) as found on the original invoice.



* Extremely compact header designs which locate the collector in close proximity to the exhaust ports are very sensitive to engine tuning. Improper air/fuel mix or timing of ignition and/or valvetrain can cause early failure due to excessive heat. For this reason, part numbers CC2 and CC3 are offered with a two-year Warranty period only. All other Warranty conditions apply.

Sanderson 5-Yr Header Warranty


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