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Lightning Headers

Lightning Marine Exhaust Headers

We carry a full line of Lightning Headers! Lightning headers are some of the finest fresh and salt water headers available today!

Standard Big Block Chevy Freshwater Merc Headers 36" Wide
Starting From:
$2,469.99
This Part has options, please click the button below to order.

Lightning Big Block Chevy Freshwater Merc Headers 36" Wide

310-40 + Option(s)

Standard Big Block Chevy Freshwater Merc Kit 36" Wide - STOCK Measurements

THE ULTIMATE "FRESH WATER" EXHAUST SYSTEM

Finally an affordable alternative to all stainless steel water jacketed headers. For the thousands of pleasure boaters "NOT" affected by the corrosion problems associated with Salt Water there is at last the availability of a true tubular header system for the Fresh Water boater. These headers are designed to be a replacement for Mercury manifolds. However, they terminate approximately 8" aft of stock manifolds and are projected to meet the exhaust tips providing they are in the stock location. Low Port Headers are also available for under the swim step applications. Standard width headers will have about 1/2" clearance between header and tall style Moroso valve cover. Headers come complete with bolts, gaskets, water fittings, pet cocks, etc. (less 4" hose and 4" hose clamps). Factory oil filter requires relocation.

THE LIGHTNING CONSTRUCTION DIFFERENCE IS WHAT COUNTS !
Our Magnum header starts with Mandrel bent 316L stainless steel interior tubes. The exterior tubes are Mandrel bent heavy wall steel tube (.074). The tubes are then mechanically etched by sand blasting and then assembled. Finally,a corrosion resistant silicone ceramic coating is applied to the interior of the header while the exterior receives a powder coat finish.

ALL THIS PLUS THE BEST 2-YEAR WARRANTY IN THE INDUSTRY

Through continuing research Lightning Mfg. has developed a Dual Porcelain Coating that resists corrosive water environments. Now able to apply the same high tech coating to the fresh water series of steel outer lined thus aiding in the prevention cracking and deterioration.


Lightning Exhaust Dry Headers for Big Block Chevy Applications (Quote Only)

Starting From:
$0.00
This Part has options, please click the button below to order.

Lightning Exhaust Dry Headers for Big Block Chevy Applications (Quote Only)

310-Dry-Headers + Option(s)

NOTE: All Lightning Headers are now built to order by quote only. Please select your options below and we will have a price and turn around time quoted to you as soon possible. Please make sure your contact information (e-mail address and phone number) are correct when placing an order for a quote. 

All orders of Lightning Headers will require you to provide measurements, see these diagrams:

Lightning Jet Headers
Lightning Mercury Headers
Lightning Generic Headers

Please select all the options below you wish to have on your headers. By ordering this item you are asking for a quote only. 

FREE GROUND SHIPPING TO THE LOWER 48 UNITED STATES!


Lightning Exhaust Headers for 460 Ford Applications (Quote Only)

Starting From:
$0.00
This Part has options, please click the button below to order.

Lightning Exhaust Headers for 460 Ford Applications (Quote Only)

310-Headers-460 + Option(s)

NOTE: All Lightning Headers are now built to order by quote only. Please select your options below and we will have a price and turn around time quoted to you as soon possible. Please make sure your contact information (e-mail address and phone number) are correct when placing an order for a quote. 

All orders of Lightning Headers will require you to provide measurements, see these diagrams:

Lightning Jet Headers
Lightning Generic Headers

NOTE: All 460 Ford Lightning Headers use adapters to mount to engine.

Please select all the options below you wish to have on your headers. By ordering this item you are asking for a quote only.

FREE GROUND SHIPPING TO THE LOWER 48 UNITED STATES!


Lightning Exhaust Headers for 8.1L / 496 Applications (Quote Only)

Starting From:
$0.00
This Part has options, please click the button below to order.

Lightning Exhaust Headers for 8.1L / 496 Applications (Quote Only)

310-Headers-496 + Option(s)

NOTE: All Lightning Headers are now built to order by quote only. Please select your options below and we will have a price and turn around time quoted to you as soon possible. Please make sure your contact information (e-mail address and phone number) are correct when placing an order for a quote. 

All orders of Lightning Headers will require you to provide measurements, see these diagrams:

Lightning Jet Headers
Lightning Mercury Headers
Lightning Generic Headers

Please select all the options below you wish to have on your headers. By ordering this item you are asking for a quote only. 

FREE GROUND SHIPPING TO THE LOWER 48 UNITED STATES!


Lightning Exhaust Headers for Big Block Chevy Jet / V-Drive (Quote Only)

Starting From:
$0.00
This Part has options, please click the button below to order.

Lightning Exhaust Headers for Big Block Chevy Jet / V-Drive (Quote Only)

310-Headers-BBC-Jet + Option(s)

NOTE: All Lightning Headers are now built to order by quote only. Please select your options below and we will have a price and turn around time quoted to you as soon possible. Please make sure your contact information (e-mail address and phone number) are correct when placing an order for a quote. 

All orders of Lightning Headers will require you to provide measurements, see these diagrams:

Lightning Jet Headers

Please select all the options below you wish to have on your headers. By ordering this item you are asking for a quote only. 

FREE GROUND SHIPPING TO THE LOWER 48 UNITED STATES!


Lightning Exhaust Headers for LS Applications (Quote Only)

Starting From:
$0.00
This Part has options, please click the button below to order.

Lightning Exhaust Headers for LS Applications (Quote Only)

310-Headers-LS + Option(s)

NOTE: All Lightning Headers are now built to order by quote only. Please select your options below and we will have a price and turn around time quoted to you as soon possible. Please make sure your contact information (e-mail address and phone number) are correct when placing an order for a quote. 

All orders of Lightning Headers will require you to provide measurements, see these diagrams:

Lightning Jet Headers
Lightning Mercury Headers
Lightning Generic Headers

Please select all the options below you wish to have on your headers. By ordering this item you are asking for a quote only. 

FREE GROUND SHIPPING TO THE LOWER 48 UNITED STATES!


Lightning Exhaust Headers for Mercruiser Big Block Chevy (Quote Only)

Starting From:
$0.00
This Part has options, please click the button below to order.

Lightning Exhaust Headers for Mercruiser Big Block Chevy (Quote Only)

310-Headers-BBC-Merc + Option(s)

NOTE: All Lightning Headers are now built to order by quote only. Please select your options below and we will have a price and turn around time quoted to you as soon possible. Please make sure your contact information (e-mail address and phone number) are correct when placing an order for a quote. 

All orders of Lightning Headers will require you to provide measurements, see these diagrams:

Lightning Mercury Headers

Please select all the options below you wish to have on your headers. By ordering this item you are asking for a quote only. 

FREE GROUND SHIPPING TO THE LOWER 48 UNITED STATES!


Lightning Exhaust Headers for Small Block Chevy Applications (Quote Only)

Starting From:
$0.00
This Part has options, please click the button below to order.

Lightning Exhaust Headers for Small Block Chevy Applications (Quote Only)

310-Headers-SBC + Option(s)

NOTE: All Lightning Headers are now built to order by quote only. Please select your options below and we will have a price and turn around time quoted to you as soon possible. Please make sure your contact information (e-mail address and phone number) are correct when placing an order for a quote. 

All orders of Lightning Headers will require you to provide measurements, see these diagrams:

Lightning Jet Headers
Lightning Mercury Headers
Lightning Generic Headers

Please select all the options below you wish to have on your headers. By ordering this item you are asking for a quote only. 

FREE GROUND SHIPPING TO THE LOWER 48 UNITED STATES!


Lightning Stainless Jacketed Polish
Your Price:
$725.00


Custom Rail Style Engine Mount Kit
Your Price:
$1,245.99

Custom Rail Style Engine Mount Kit

620-10002

Custom Rail Style Engine Mount Kit

This race-designed kit is the ultimate in engine mounting. Super strength 6061-T6 aluminum plate mounts. Competition proven performance, ideal for high performance ski boats. Highly polished and comes with polished mounting feet. These are semi-custom designed to your boat. Available in anodized and coated finishes. Please call for applications. Final fitting is customers responsibility. Allow 6-8 Weeks for delivery.

Custom Rail Style Engine Mount Kit
Your Price:
$254.99

Front Mount Plate - Universal Big Block Chevy

620-10010

Front Mount Plate - Universal Big Block Chevy

454 Chevy front V-bottom mount is fabricated from 3/8" 6061 T6 aluminum and highly polished. A window is cut into the left side of the mount for mechanical fuel pump.  Port and starboard alternator provisions are available.  Note that water injected headers will drip on port mounted alternators.  Mount is 26" wide and 3 3/4" deep from crankshaft centerline to the bottom of mount.  Together with the rear V-bottom mount it will put the engine at a 4 degree angle.  Tunnel and flat bottom mounts available, please call for more information.

Standard Jacketed Header - Big Block Chevy Jet Drive 36" Wide
Starting From:
$2,325.99
This Part has options, please click the button below to order.

Lightning Big Block Chevy Jet Drive 36" Wide Standard Jacketed Header

310-40 + Option(s)

Standard Jacketed Header - Big Block Chevy Jet Drive 36" Wide

These headers are designed to be a replacement for Jet manifolds. However, they terminate approximately 8" aft of stock manifolds and are projected to meet the exhaust tips providing they are in the stock location. Headers will have about 1/2" clearance between header and tall Moroso valve covers. Headers come complete with bolts, gaskets, water fittings, pet cocks, etc. (less 4" hose and 4" hose clamps). Factory oil filter requires relocation.

LIGHTNING PERFORMANCE
When comparing performance exhaust systems it's good to understand the different systems on the market today and the performance demands of your engine. Understanding how a header works will help you decide on which exhaust system is best suited for your application.

Headers have two basic functions. First is to simply relieve back pressure. For example, when looking at a manifold you see a 4" diameter exhaust hose, but the actual exhaust gas opening is about 2-1/2" diameter. Most performance manifolds and some header manufacturers use a 4" exhaust hose and 3" or 3-1/2" OD exhaust gas tube. All of these headers use a 4" OD exhaust gas tube and a 5" water jacket tube until the water gets introduced into the exhaust gas stream, then it gets reduced from 5" to its 4" exhaust hose diameter. At no time does the exhaust gases see a diameter smaller than 4" OD. When looking at these exhaust gas openings consider their area not their diameter. For example, a 4" OD opening has an area of approximately 12.56 sq. in. A 3-1/2" opening has an area of approximately 9.62 sq. in.That is 25% smaller! A 3" opening is approximately 7.06 sq. in. and a 2-1/2" opening is approximately 4.90 sq. in. which is 60% smaller.

LIGHTNING HORSE POWER COMPARISON
Performance figures on headers vary considerably. As a rule, the higher horsepower engines benefit more than the lower horsepower engines. For example, the 330 hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 50 to 75 rpm, where as the 365 hp Mercury engine will gain approximately 300 to 400 rpm (45 hp). Blown engines gain up to 800 rpm (80 hp). Of course this is comparing these headers against stock Mercury center rise manifolds.

LIGHTNING CONSTRUCTION
Our Magnum header starts with Mandrel bent 316L stainless steel interior tubes. The exterior tubes are Mandrel bent heavy wall steel tube (.074). The tubes are then mechanically etched by sand blasting and then assembled. Finally, a corrosion resistant silicone ceramic coating is applied to the interior of the header while the exterior receives a powder coat finish.

ALL THIS PLUS THE BEST 2-YEAR WARRANTY IN THE INDUSTRY

Through continuing research Lightning Mfg. has developed a Dual Porcelain Coating that resists the harshest of salt water environments. Now as an option they are able to apply the same high tech coating to a 316L stainless steel lined header once thought to be the cracking alloy and render it crack resistant.


Custom Rail Style Engine Mount Kit

Your Price:
$266.99

This Part has options, please click the button below to order.

Rear Mount Plate - Universal Big Block Chevy

620-10040

Rear Mount Plate - Universal Big Block Chevy

454 Chevy rear V-bottom mount is fabricated from 3/8" 6061 T6 aluminum and highlypolished.  The mount is 26" wide and 2 3/8" deep from thecenterline of the crankshaft to the bottom of the mount.Together with the front V-bottom mount it will put the engine at a 4degree angle. Tunnel and flat bottom mounts available, please call for more information.

Small Block Checy Jet Header - Black
Your Price:
$2,365.99


Jacketed Tail Pipe Polish
Your Price:
$1,225.00


Oxygen Sensor Bung for Lightnings
Your Price:
$135.00