I'm considering Hooker Competition headers (1-5/8 inch) for my 69 350 4-speed. I had originally purchased Dynomax headers, but the #6 tube was way too close to the #6 spark plug. Others plugs were very marginal. I traded these for Hedman's...much more room around the plugs as promised, but, I had to remove the reverse lockout linkage, which I'm dissappointed about. Other than the exhaust system, the car is stock as a rock and I'd like to keep it that way.
Will the Hooker Competition (not Super Comps) allow clearance for the lockout linkage?...(which also actuates the reverse lights). I know I could "rig" something for the reverse lights, but would rather not.
If the Hookers won't allow the Lockout linkage, has anyone ever fabricated a pivot/bracket that mounts to the frame that doesn't interfere with headers? My guess is, if the Hookers clear the lockout linkage, I won't be able to use the stock clutch spring...can't have everything I suppose, but the the spring would be easier to re-route than to redesign lockout linkage.
Anyone with Hookers and a four-speed 350 69?