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!



Featured Products:

Big Block Chevy All Stainless Steel Headers with Stainless Dry Tailpipe 36

Lightning Big Block Chevy All Stainless Steel Headers with Dry Tailpipe 36" Wide

Big Block Chevy All Stainless Steel System with Stainless Dry Tailpipe 36" Wide

For those of you searching for a superb value in a long tubeStainless Steel header, this is it! The Magnum Stainless Steel header uses Mandrelbent 316L stainless steel on the interior and exterior tubes. The header is tig welded with a custom alloy welding rod to helpprevent cracking. After assembly the entire header is stress relieved, annealed,and heat-treated to maximize its corrosive resistance.  The standard finish is satin and polishing is available as an option.The system is sold with gaskets, bolts, and hardware.
EFI applications require ECU reprogramming.

LIGHTNING PERFORMANCE
When comparing performance exhaust systems it's good to understand the different systems on the market today and the performance demands of yourengine. 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 theactual 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 exhaustgas 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 getsreduced 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 openingsconsider 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 330hp 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 upto 800 rpm (80 hp). Of course this is comparing these headers against stock Mercury center rise manifolds.

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

Your Price: $4,299.99 
Part Number: 310-404

Big Block Chevy All Stainless Steel Wet 2-1/4

Lightning Big Block Chevy All Stainless Steel Wet 2-1/4" Tube Headers

Big Block Chevy All Stainless Steel Wet 2-1/4" Tube Header System, BlackFinish (38" OAW) Black Finish

For those of you searching for a superb value in a long tubeStainless Steel header, this is it! The Magnum Stainless Steel header uses Mandrelbent 316L stainless steel on the interior and exterior tubes. The header is tig welded with a custom alloy welding rod to helpprevent cracking. After assembly the entire header is stress relieved, annealed,and heat-treated to maximize its corrosive resistance. The standard finish is satin and polishing is available as an option.The system is sold with gaskets, bolts, and hardware.
EFI applications require ECU reprogramming.

LIGHTNING PERFORMANCE
When comparing performance exhaust systems it's good to understand the different systems on the market today and the performance demands of yourengine. 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 theactual 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 exhaustgas 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 getsreduced 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 openingsconsider 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 330hp 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 upto 800 rpm (80 hp). Of course this is comparing these headers against stock Mercury center rise manifolds.

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

Your Price: $3,999.99 
Part Number: 310-40600

Big Block Chevy Big Tube Headers 2-1/4

Lightning Big Block Chevy Big Tube Headers 2-1/4" Primaries

Big Block Chevy Big Tube Headers 2-1/4" Primaries (Standard Merc Exhaust Location) Black Finish

These headers are designed to be a replacement for Mercury manifolds. Headers will have about 1/2" clearancebetween header and tall Moroso valve covers. Headers come complete with bolts, gaskets, waterfittings, 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 yourengine. 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 theactual 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 exhaustgas 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 getsreduced 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 openingsconsider 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 330hp 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 upto 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 arethen mechanically etched by sand blasting and then assembled. Finally, a corrosion resistant silicone ceramic coating is applied to the interior of the header while theexterior 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 theyare 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.

Your Price: $2,799.99 
Part Number: 310-40504

Big Block Chevy Jet All Stainless Steel Headers 36

Lightning Big Block Chevy Jet All Stainless Steel Headers 36" Wide

Big Block Chevy Jet All Stainless Steel System 36" Wide

For those of you searching for a superb value in a long tubeStainless Steel header, this is it! The Magnum Stainless Steel header uses Mandrelbent 316L stainless steel on the interior and exterior tubes. The header is tig welded with a custom alloy welding rod to helpprevent cracking. After assembly the entire header is stress relieved, annealed,and heat-treated to maximize its corrosive resistance.  The standard finish is satin and polishing is available as an option.The system is sold with gaskets, bolts, and hardware.
EFI applications require ECU reprogramming.

LIGHTNING PERFORMANCE
When comparing performance exhaust systems it's good to understand the different systems on the market today and the performance demands of yourengine. 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 theactual 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 exhaustgas 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 getsreduced 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 openingsconsider 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 330hp 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 upto 800 rpm (80 hp). Of course this is comparing these headers against stock Mercury center rise manifolds.

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

Your Price: $3,899.99 
Part Number: 310-404

Standard Jacketed Header - Big Block Chevy Jet Drive 36

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

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

These headers are designed to be a replacement for Mercury, OMC or jet manifolds.However, they terminate approximately 8" aft of stock manifolds and are projected to meet theexhaust tips providing they are in the stock location. Headers will have about 1/2" clearancebetween header and tall Moroso valve covers. Headers come complete with bolts, gaskets, waterfittings, 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 yourengine. 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 theactual 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 exhaustgas 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 getsreduced 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 openingsconsider 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 330hp 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 upto 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 arethen mechanically etched by sand blasting and then assembled. Finally, a corrosion resistant silicone ceramic coating is applied to the interior of the header while theexterior 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 theyare 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.

Your Price: $2,099.99 
Part Number: 310-40

Big Block Chevy Mercury All Stainless Steel Headers 36

Lightning Big Block Chevy Mercury All Stainless Steel Headers 36" Wide

Big Block Chevy Mercury All Stainless Steel System 36" Wide, for Saltwater Applications

For those of you searching for a superb value in a long tubeStainless Steel header, this is it! The Magnum Stainless Steel header uses Mandrelbent 316L stainless steel on the interior and exterior tubes. The header is tig welded with a custom alloy welding rod to helpprevent cracking. After assembly the entire header is stress relieved, annealed,and heat-treated to maximize its corrosive resistance.  The standard finish is satin and polishing is available as an option.The system is sold with gaskets, bolts, and hardware.
EFI applications require ECU reprogramming.

LIGHTNING PERFORMANCE
When comparing performance exhaust systems it's good to understand the different systems on the market today and the performance demands of yourengine. 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 theactual 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 exhaustgas 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 getsreduced 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 openingsconsider 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 330hp 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 upto 800 rpm (80 hp). Of course this is comparing these headers against stock Mercury center rise manifolds.

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

Your Price: $3,799.99 
Part Number: 310-403

Big Block Chevy Freshwater Low Port Headers 33

Lightning Narrow Big Block Chevy Low Port Headers 33" Wide

Big Block Chevy Freshwater Low Port Kit 33" Wide, 12" Drop

THE ULTIMATE "FRESH WATER" EXHAUST SYSTEM

Finally an affordable alternative to all stainless steel waterjacketed headers. For the thousands of pleasure boaters "NOT" affected by thecorrosion problems associated with Salt Water there is at last the availabilityof a true tubular header system for the Fresh Water boater. These headers aredesigned to be a replacement for Mercury, OMC or jet manifolds. However, theyterminate approximately 8" aft of stock manifolds and are projected to meet theexhaust tips providing they are in the stock location. Low Port Headers are alsoavailable for under the swim step applications. Standard width headers will haveabout 1/2" clearance between header and tall style Moroso valve cover. Headerscome complete with bolts, gaskets, water fittings, pet cocks, etc. (less 4" hoseand 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 interiortubes. The exterior tubes are Mandrel bent heavy wall steel tube (.074). Thetubes are then mechanically etched by sand blasting and then assembled. Finally,a corrosion resistant silicone ceramic coating is applied to the interior of theheader 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 DualPorcelain Coating that resists corrosive water environments. Now able to applythe same high tech coating to the fresh water series of steel outer lined thusaiding in the prevention cracking and deterioration.

Your Price: $2,699.99 
Part Number: 310-40

Big Block Chevy Mercury All Stainless Steel Headers 33

Lightning Narrow Big Block Chevy Mercury All Stainless Steel Headers 33"

Big Block Chevy Mercury All Stainless Steel System 33" Narrow

For those of you searching for a superb value in a long tubeStainless Steel header, this is it! The Magnum Stainless Steel header uses Mandrelbent 316L stainless steel on the interior and exterior tubes. The header is tig welded with a custom alloy welding rod to helpprevent cracking. After assembly the entire header is stress relieved, annealed,and heat-treated to maximize its corrosive resistance.  The standard finish is satin and polishing is available as an option.The system is sold with gaskets, bolts, and hardware.
EFI applications require ECU reprogramming.

LIGHTNING PERFORMANCE
When comparing performance exhaust systems it's good to understand the different systems on the market today and the performance demands of yourengine. 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 theactual 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 exhaustgas 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 getsreduced 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 openingsconsider 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 330hp 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 upto 800 rpm (80 hp). Of course this is comparing these headers against stock Mercury center rise manifolds.

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

Your Price: $4,099.99 
Part Number: 310-403

Custom Rail Style Engine Mount Kit

Rear Mount Plate - Universal Big Block Chevy

Rear Mount Plate - Universal Big Block Chevy

454 Chevy rear V-bottom mount is fabricated from 3/8" 6061 T6 aluminum and highly polished.  The mount is 26" wide and 2 3/8" deep from the centerline of the crankshaft to the bottom of the mount.  Together with the front V-bottom mount it will put the engine at a 4 degree angle. Tunnel and flat bottom mounts available, please call for more information.
Your Price: $249.99 
Part Number: 620-10040

Small Block Chevy 350 SS Headers

Small Block Chevy 350 SS Headers

Small Block Chevy 350 SS System

For those of you searching for a superb value in a long tube Stainless Steel header, this is it! The Magnum Stainless Steel header uses Mandrel bent 316L stainless steel on the interior and exterior tubes The header is tig welded with a custom alloy welding rod to help prevent cracking After assembly the entire header is stress relieved, annealed, and heat-treated to maximize its corrosive resistance. The standard finish is satin and polishing is available as an option. The system is sold with gaskets, bolts, and hardware.
EFI applications require E.C.U reprogramming.

Your Price: $3,399.99 
Part Number: 310-40352

Small Block Chevy Freshwater Low Port Headers 33

Small Block Chevy Freshwater Low Port Headers 33" Wide, 12" Drop

Small Block Chevy Freshwater Low Port Kit 33" Wide, 12" Drop (Silver) (B/B SS Version Pictured)

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, OMC or 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. 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.

Your Price: $2,999.99 
Part Number: 310-40232

Standard Jacketed Header - 460 FORD Jet 36

Standard Jacketed Header - 460 FORD Jet 39" Wide

Standard Jacketed Header - 460 FORD Jet 39" Wide (uses billet adapters)

These headers are designed to be a replacement for Mercury, OMC or jet manifolds.However, they terminate approximately 8" aft of stock manifolds and are projected to meet theexhaust tips providing they are in the stock location. Headers will have about 1/2" clearancebetween header and tall Moroso valve covers. Headers come complete with bolts, gaskets, waterfittings, 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 yourengine. 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 theactual 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 exhaustgas 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 getsreduced 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 openingsconsider 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 330hp 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 upto 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 arethen mechanically etched by sand blasting and then assembled. Finally, a corrosion resistant silicone ceramic coating is applied to the interior of the header while theexterior 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 theyare 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.

Your Price: $2,399.99 
Part Number: 310-40307

Standard Jacketed Header - 460 FORD OMC Misc 36

Standard Jacketed Header - 460 FORD OMC Misc 39" Wide

Standard Jacketed Header - 460 FORD OMC Misc 39" Wide (uses billet adapters)

These headers are designed to be a replacement for Mercury, OMC or jet manifolds.However, they terminate approximately 8" aft of stock manifolds and are projected to meet theexhaust tips providing they are in the stock location. Headers will have about 1/2" clearancebetween header and tall Moroso valve covers. Headers come complete with bolts, gaskets, waterfittings, 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 yourengine. 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 theactual 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 exhaustgas 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 getsreduced 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 openingsconsider 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 330hp 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 upto 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 arethen mechanically etched by sand blasting and then assembled. Finally, a corrosion resistant silicone ceramic coating is applied to the interior of the header while theexterior 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 theyare 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.

Your Price: $2,399.99 
Part Number: 310-40306

Standard Jacketed Header - 496 8.1L Mercury 37

Standard Jacketed Header - 496 8.1L Mercury 37" Wide

Standard Jacketed Header - 496 8.1L Mercury 37" Wide Black Finish

These headers are designed to be a replacement for Mercury, OMC or 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.

Your Price: $2,399.99 
Part Number: 310-40308

Optional EFI Bracket Welded On for Lightnings

Optional EFI Bracket Welded On for Lightnings

Optional EFI Bracket Welded On
Your Price: $39.99 
Part Number: 310-40423

Optional Shift Bracket for Lightnings

Optional Shift Bracket for Lightnings

Optional Shift Bracket
Your Price: $130.00 
Part Number: 310-40420

Oxygen Sensor Bung for Lightnings

Oxygen Sensor Bung for Lightnings

Add O2 Sensor Bung to Lightning Header (each)
Your Price: $169.00 
Part Number: 310-41407

Pyrometer Bung for Lightnings

Pyrometer Bung for Lightnings

Add Pyrometer Sensor Bung To Lightning Headers (each)
Your Price: $169.00 
Part Number: 310-40408

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