[Question] Bassett Headers ?'s
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread:
Bassett Headers ?'s

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    OR
    Posts
    193

    Default Bassett Headers ?'s

    I am about to purchase a new set of Bassett headers and am not sure which direction to go so I'm looking for everyones input of pro's and cons on which way to go. I currently have a set of twisties that the collector was shortened on. I had them stripped and was about to have them ceramic coated when I decided to go a different route mainly due to collector height issue at my transom(only have about an inch of clearance). Talked to the guys at Bassett and found that i'll gain 3" of space from bottom of pipe to top of transom going with the long or short collector headers. I'm torn because I like the twisties but want to put on what makes the most sense since i've never run any of the other styles and have only briefly had these twisties on. I also am curious to know how the upswept style would pan out as well.

    My motor sits about a foot off the back of the transom so I think the short collector style will still come out of the back of boat about flush with the back of the transom so I can still cover the boat and pipes which is what I'd like to have happen. Obviously if I go long then I have to make do with not being able to cover the back very well. Next is finish options. I think i'd like to order them bare and have them still ceramic coated vs. going with chrome for the obvious reasons you have to deal with chrome. I wanna spend less time cleaning and caring for chrome and spend more time on the water being less anal over appearance. I take very good care of my stuff and am a very attention to detail kind of guy so taking care of things isn't the issue, it's more of whats going to be more practical here. I do like the bling though!

    Any advice is greatly appreciated and please feel free to post pics

  2. Remove Advertisements
    PerformanceBoats.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Senior Member stc315's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Yuma, AZ
    Posts
    606

    Default

    Take a look at Rewarder too. I really liked my last set of Rewarders better than the Bassetts I had. Ceramic is way better imho. Been burned lots of times by chrome and I always forgot to turn water on and blued the crap out of chrome ones.
    Too much horsepower is almost enough!!!


    My boat is fast.....on Craiglist or EBay.


    I've been 340mph+ with a boat........In the back of a C130!

  4. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    OR
    Posts
    193

    Default

    I have looked at those before. Tried to call them and wasn't able to get thru. I also looked into Dan Lemons headers today. Just trying to explore all options I guess.

  5. Remove Advertisements
    PerformanceBoats.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Senior Member jetboatperformance's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Atascadero Calif
    Posts
    7,464

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 79witchcraft View Post
    I have looked at those before. Tried to call them and wasn't able to get thru. I also looked into Dan Lemons headers today. Just trying to explore all options I guess.
    Rewarder is alive and well , just busy, Brooke is pretty good bout returning calls let me know if I can help , have her cell Tom

  7. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    OR
    Posts
    193

    Default

    Who makes a better quality pipe? Basset or Rewarder? More than likely will order raw finish and have them coated locally for warranty reasons of course but looking for a good deal on a complete unfinished set with water lines and the works. Bassett so far has quoted the cheapest than any of the other places I have bought from in the past.
    Last edited by 79witchcraft; 03-26-2014 at 04:49 PM.

  8. #6
    "BOATLESS" blender over's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Wildomar/Big River/OcotilloWells
    Posts
    3,468

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 79witchcraft View Post
    Who makes a better quality pipe? Basset or Rewarder? More than likely will order raw finish and have them coated locally for warranty reasons of course but looking for a good deal on a complete unfinished set with water lines and the works. Bassett so far has quoted the cheapest than any of the other places I have bought from in the past.
    IMO Bassett and Rewarder both make equally good headers, can't go wrong with either, my brother is having a set of lemons made right now, I cant wait to see them long wait though..

  9. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Rocklin, Calif.
    Posts
    1,396

    Cool Hedders

    Quote Originally Posted by 79witchcraft View Post
    I am about to purchase a new set of Bassett headers and am not sure which direction to go so I'm looking for everyones input of pro's and cons on which way to go. I currently have a set of twisties that the collector was shortened on. I had them stripped and was about to have them ceramic coated when I decided to go a different route mainly due to collector height issue at my transom(only have about an inch of clearance). Talked to the guys at Bassett and found that i'll gain 3" of space from bottom of pipe to top of transom going with the long or short collector headers. I'm torn because I like the twisties but want to put on what makes the most sense since i've never run any of the other styles and have only briefly had these twisties on. I also am curious to know how the upswept style would pan out as well.

    My motor sits about a foot off the back of the transom so I think the short collector style will still come out of the back of boat about flush with the back of the transom so I can still cover the boat and pipes which is what I'd like to have happen. Obviously if I go long then I have to make do with not being able to cover the back very well. Next is finish options. I think i'd like to order them bare and have them still ceramic coated vs. going with chrome for the obvious reasons you have to deal with chrome. I wanna spend less time cleaning and caring for chrome and spend more time on the water being less anal over appearance. I take very good care of my stuff and am a very attention to detail kind of guy so taking care of things isn't the issue, it's more of whats going to be more practical here. I do like the bling though!

    Any advice is greatly appreciated and please feel free to post pics
    I like my rewarders..short collector will give you more top-end..if you have head studs make sure they relive the flange
    and dont think the ceramic wont burn you

  10. #8
    Senior Member uniboarder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    480

    Default

    Tom hooked me up with a great deal on Rewarders. They are chromed and pretty. I am going to try the old Harly trick and coat the insides with VHT to help prevent bluing. And I have a t valve so I wont forget to turn on the water.

  11. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    OR
    Posts
    193

    Default

    which ones did you go with and did you put em on yet?
    Last edited by 79witchcraft; 03-26-2014 at 07:55 PM.

  12. #10
    Senior Member uniboarder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    480

    Default

    I got the twisties, that's what I wanted. I wanted a little over hang so the water wouldn't drain in the bilge. They are on, I can post a pic but I will have to go take one.

  13. #11
    Senior Member 74glencoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Alamogordo NM
    Posts
    582

    Default

    Does anybody have pictures of the Bassett upswept headers on a bbc in a v bottom jet? I have twisties on mine now but they are getting a little too much age on them. I haven't seen a set on a boat yet. I am undecided on which style but the laid back front primaries on upswepts and twisties make for a cooler ride in the back seat.

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Tags for this Thread

Digg This Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95