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Sanderson CC3-158 Small Block Chevy Header Set


The Sanderson CC3-158 is a 1-5/8″ primary tube header that fits 1970-92 Chevy Camaro and 1955-Up Chevy Trucks using the small block Chevrolet engine.

SKU: SDH-CC3-158 Categories: ,
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Sanderson's patented flange design requires no gaskets

The Sanderson CC3-158 is a larger, 1-5/8″ primary tube version of the CC3 header. This is shorty header with a swept back collector to fit 1970-92 Chevrolet Camaro and 1955-up Chevy Trucks with small block Chevrolet engines. Also fits a variety of full size Chevrolet and Ford/Mercury engine conversion applications. Please compare the dimensions of the header and images for fit on your vehicle.

Featuring a 15 degree collector angle on the driver’s side and a 5 degree angle on the passenger side, the CC3-158 header offers ample room around cross member and starters. A good choice for street rod applications with the Camaro front sub frame. On certain truck applications you may need to modify air conditioning brackets, alternator brackets, or motor mounts, depending on the year of the truck as well as the transmission combination used. Comes with all hardware necessary for installation.

Available for both angle plug and D-Port cylinder head applications.


Engine : Small Block Chevy 265-400
Primary Tube Diameter : 1-5/8″
Collector Diameter : 2.5″
Weight : 15 LBS / 6.80 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
  • Collector Reducer Set


Sanderson’s Ceramic Coating is recommended for every vehicle application and is the default finish selection choice above. To meet high standards of quality, Sanderson applies a multi-layer inside and outside aluminized ceramic coating in-house and then polishes the coating to a high luster. This aerospace and military-grade technology adds excellent protection to your headers, while offering the benefit of thermal control in your engine bay. It also improves cylinder scavenging of exhaust gases, and increases the longevity of your header investment.


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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; coincidentally, means the RIGHT header is on the passenger side. See the detail image above left that describes engine sides.

 NOTE: Image graphic is generic and not exact representation of product. 

Tube Size 1-5/8″
Collector Size 2½”
DIM A 4″ 4″
DIM B 5″ 5″
Weight (Lbs / Kg) 15 / 6.80
Sanderson full length header dimension graphic


Vehicle Applications


1935-1941 Cars & Trucks CS / RP
1958-1964 Chevrolet Full-Size Cars (Impala, Caprice) Stock
1965-1970 Chevrolet Full-Size Cars (Impala, Caprice) Stock
1970-1982 Chevrolet Camaro Stock
1955-1959 Chevrolet / GMC Trucks Stock
1960-1972 Chevrolet / GMC Trucks Stock
1949-1954 Ford / Mercury Cars Stock
1955-1959 Ford / Mercury Cars Stock
1960-1964 Ford / Mercury Cars Stock
1965-Up Ford Full-Size Cars Stock
1948-1952 Ford Pickup Stock

CS = Cross Steering; RP = Rack & Pinion

Engine Applications:

  • Chevrolet Small Block 265-400 V8 Engines

What is a D-Port?

We often see confusion in what is considered a D-Port cylinder head. The problem originates in the technical understanding of what constitutes a true D-PORT versus a D-shape. The D-Port roof extends well above the centerline of the exhaust port, whereas the D-shaped port fits nicely inside what is deemed a standard port dimension.


Vortec-Style Heads

NOTE: This issue concerns STRAIGHT PLUG Vortec-style cylinder heads

Vortec style (and this includes non-GM aftermarket) cylinder heads use a different spark plug spacing on the center two spark plugs. Many exhaust headers will require specific dimpling to ensure adequate spark plug clearance when used with the Vortec-style heads.

If unsure, please measure the center-to-center distance between the center pair of spark plugs on your heads. The standard distance is 4.5″ (11.43 cm) versus 4.0″ (10.16 cm) on the Vortec heads. See image below:

Install Notes

General Notes:

  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! Click here for installation procedure.
  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. Please read our tech article that thermal coatings and header wraps.


Sanderson 5-Yr Header WarrantyLimited 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.

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