: Header Installation
Jul 13th, 00, 09:24 AM
Installing a set of 1-3/4" Hooker Competition Plus headers on my 67 Camaro. I'm doing an extensive rebuild so I have the entire front clip off the car. The car does have power steering and the headers are supposed to be compatible.
Working on it last weekend, I found it too hard to install the engine with the driver side header installed, but then I couldn't get the header on when the engine was in. I've got to pull it all out again anyway, and my plan is to put the headers on when the engine is almost in....like 3-4 inches off the mounts.
While I think this will work, wondered if anyone had any suggestions.
Jul 13th, 00, 10:12 AM
I had to remove the power steering box and disconnect the steering linkage to get mine out.
Jeff H - 93 Indy 500 Pace Car, Hugger Orange 69 Z28 with JL8 brakes
Jul 13th, 00, 11:55 AM
Thanks. I forgot to mention that that was plan B. Good news is, while I have the steering unit in the car, I haven't hooked up the hoses yet.
Jul 13th, 00, 06:43 PM
This may be obvious and you may have already tried it, but did you try the install for driver side from below with the car frame raised about 24". I've found that has worked on two previous first generation header installs with little problem.
Jul 13th, 00, 10:01 PM
Are you shure they are made for PS?
What is the part number?
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65 Lola T-70 Can Am Vintage Racer
Jul 14th, 00, 02:09 AM
Memcgraw – I do not have an answer to your question…but when I saw this thread I thought this was a good opportunity to get an answer to one of my questions!
I am completing a frame-off restoration of my all original, numbers matching ’68 Z/28. I want to use the 1 5/8” coated Hooker super-comps for the 302. I have been told to use part number 2130. Can someone confirm this number, the car has manual steering. I would like to find out if anyone has installed these and if so how was the fit. I can’t afford to be making any modifications to the car to get them to work/look right.
Also, any suggestions on what type of exhaust system to use? I’d like to keep the stock look and location but utilize a good aftermarket system. I appreciate any help you guys may offer.
Jul 14th, 00, 02:36 AM
Bogboy has basically nailed it. The driver's side header will be much easier to install from BELOW the car. The passenger side header is easier to install from the TOP side of the car. The secret is to get the car high enough off the ground so that you can initially put the header in from below at a 45 degree angle (this is why the 24-30 inch height off the ground is required). Then, turn it parallel to the engine as it is coming into the engine compartment from below.
The passsenger side is the same method except from the top side of the car.
Jul 14th, 00, 04:15 AM
Ditto,that is how I had to do it on my 327 in my 67'.
Jul 14th, 00, 05:00 AM
I figured putting the driver side header in from the bottom was the way to go but I guess I didn't have the car high enough off the ground when I gave it a half hearted attempt last weekend.
The headers are P/N 2131-1, which according to Hooker's web site is compatible with P/S.
SEK-Z28....2130 is the right part number for the 1-5/8" headers. You need to put a -1 after the P/N if you wanted the coated ones. I went for the coated and they look great. Check out www.holley.com (http://www.holley.com) as Hooker is now part of Holley and they have a nice reference table.
As far as an exhaust system, I bought a Flowmaster American Thunder kit P/N 17129. It is a 2-1/2" system. I have a 67 convertible and the kit says it isn't compatible but when I talked to Flowmaster they said I'll just need to put some spacers under the sub-frame X support that is unique to convertibles. Hope they are right.
Jul 14th, 00, 06:17 AM
Let us know if that system works on your ragtop.I had the same problem when I put new exhaust on my 67' ragtop.I didn't know about the floorbrace shimming trick,so I had a custom bent system put in.I hate it!I also have had a few E-mails from people asking about the floorbrace clearance,so I know that there are others out there wondering if this will work.
67 RS RAGTOP # matching
4X4 Chevy truck
Jul 14th, 00, 11:39 AM
Thanks for the great information. This message board is excellent!