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Sanderson BB3 Header Set for Big Block Chevelle and El Camino


Sanderson BB3 Header Set for Big Block Chevelle and El Camino

Sanderson BB3 Header Set for Big Block Chevelle and El Camino
Sanderson BB3 Header Set for Big Block Chevy Chevelle and El Camino

Sanderson's  patented flange design requires no gasketsThe BB3 header is designed to fit big block Chevrolet engines in 1968-Up Chevrolet Chevelle, Malibu, and El Camino applications; including Chevelle subframe swaps. Both sides of the BB3 header exits above the oil pan to provide great ground clearance. The BB3 will work with with side motor mount applications and with both manual and automatic transmissions. Includes all hardware necessary for installation.


Engine : Big Block Chevy 395-454
Primary Tube Diameter : 1-7/8"
Collector Diameter : 3"
Weight : 19 LBS / 8.62 KGS


  • 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



  • Our Aluminized Ceramic Coating is available and RECOMMENDED on all Sanderson Headers. We apply a multi-layer inside and outside silver ceramic coating in-house to meet our high standards of quality, and polish the coated header to a high luster. This coating provides aerospace and military technology to your vehicle to control the heat in your engine bay, improve cylinder scavenging of exhaust gases, and increase the longevity of your header investment. (read more here)

    You can select Thermal Ceramic Coating below, and the header price and part number will be automatically updated.

  • Copper Collector Gaskets are recommended for all Sanderson headers (SEE RELATED PRODUCTS BELOW)
  • Sanderson Headers do not include collector bolts due to our customers' wide range of preference. We do offer a collector bolt set that features Grade 8 Bolts with Locking Nuts (SEE RELATED PRODUCTS BELOW)



  1. Sanderson 5-yr WarrantyThe 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 Warranty (read more here)


When sitting in driver's seat and engine in front of you, the LEFT header would be the Driver's Side on LH drive vehicles; coincidently, means the RIGHT header is on the passenger side. See the detail image above left that describes engine sides.


Tube Size ............ 1-7/8"  
Collector Size ....... 3"  
DIM A ................. 4½" 4½"
DIM B ................. 7"     11"    
DIM C ................ ----
Weight (Lbs / Kg) . 19 / 8.62
Sanderson Shorty Header Dimension Graphic


Weight 19.00 lbs
Our price: $365.00 (317.55)
Thermal Coating

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