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Twister Header, Small Block Chevy

The Sanderson "Twister" outside chassis header for small block Chevy engines.

  • $1850.00
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    50.0000 lbs
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Sanderson's  patented flange design requires no gaskets

Our new Twister outside chassis header offers a unique look to roadster header design while including important features to make your installation easy and trouble-free. Mufflered exhaust collectors (baffled) are integrated into the header, and finish-matched turnouts are included. No need for an under-chassis exhaust system!

Available in thermal ceramic coating or plain steel. Price changes are shown automatically when selected.

Comes with all hardware necessary for installation.

NOTE: Under chassis adapters (if desired) sold separately


Engine : Small Block Chevy 262-400
Primary Tube Diameter : 1-5/8"
Collector Diameter : 3½"
Weight : 40 Lbs / 18 Kg


  • 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)

  • Small Block Chevy
    • Header Finish
      Silver Ceramic Coated, Black Satin, Plain Steel (Unfinished)
    • Spark Plug Angle
      Straight Plug, Angle Plug
    • Vortec or Blueprint Straight Plug Heads
      No, Yes - Vortec-based
    • Check this box if using D-port heads

Product questions

Please to ask a question.
  • John Evancho
    Apr 30, 2020, 13:18

    Hello! I'm very impressed with the look and quality of you twisted headers! I am building a 32 ford five window. Are the baffle inserts removable?? As I'm interested in running a plug at the end and an under chassis cutout!

    May 3, 2020, 11:12

    Yes, the baffles are removable.

  • Mike
    Sep 11, 2017, 19:31

    I have a 23 T with a 350 in it. I like these, but am concerned they will not clear my door. Thoughts on this?

    Sep 14, 2017, 09:40

    The Twister is made-to-order, and in some applications it helps us if the customer posts images of their vehicle on our Helpdesk so that we can see what is necessary. Typically, the only time there is n issue with door clearance is on applications with extreme engine setback and/or some suicide door applications. Here is a link to our Helpdesk where you may create a ticket and attach images:

  • Dan Bradley
    Jun 4, 2017, 22:45

    I have a '32 Ford 3 window with suicide doors. Will my doors clear the headers with turnouts?

    Jun 5, 2017, 01:31

    The Twister is often built-to-order, and it helps when the customer provides images with dimensions (this can be done on our Helpdesk at the "Contact Us" link at the top of our website) so that we can see what you're working with. We've built the Twister for suicide door applications in the past. Again, it all depends on the information we have to begin the project.

  • Seth Milam
    Jun 4, 2017, 12:51

    Can you build these in 1-3/4 or 1-7/8 for a small block chevy? 1-5/8 is to small for what I need. Thanks

    Jun 5, 2017, 11:19

    Yes, we can build the Twister using the larger tube sizes. There is an additional cost for each step in sizing.

  • Sean S.
    Apr 4, 2017, 17:46

    I have a 1938 Chevrolet pickup with a 350 Chevy motor set on a S-10 frame. I can't use lake pipes because of the clearance with the tires setting back because it's on an S-10. Any idea if these would work on my truck and clear the tires?

    Apr 4, 2017, 17:48

    Please open a support ticket and provide images of your application.

Twister Dimensions

Vehicle Applications:

  • Outside Chassis
  • 1927-1929 Cars and Trucks
  • 1930-1931 Cars and Trucks
  • 1932-1934 Cars and Trucks

Engine Applications:

  • Chevrolet Small Block (265-400) V8



  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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