Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Whitehouse, Texas, USA
I would go with the Hooker competition headers. I bought a set for my 69 Z. They are metalic-ceramic coated, and they are show quality. Hookers are noted for a correct fit, and mine fit fine and cleared everything. I also installed a Moroso starter heat shield to avoid starter heat problems. They are Hooker #2451-1 for small block, and #2457-1 for big block. Hooker says the small block headers work with air conditioning if you use bracket #10925, and claims the big block headers work as is with A/C. If you are installing small block headers, make sure you have small block engine frame mounts, and if big block, make sure you have the big block mounts. A buddy of mine has a 68 Camaro small block car that he installed a big block engine in, and "bad-mouthed" the headers because they wouldn't fit. I tried to tell him that the proper big block mounts set the engine up higher on the drivers side, and about 2" or so forward to clear the steering box. You might want to check this. Hope this all helps.