Headers and Lockout Linkage - Team Camaro Tech
Tech 2000 Our previous General Forum
Replies ONLY - no new topics.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 01, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Austin TX USA
Posts: 501
Post

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?

Suggestions welcome.

Sleepy-69 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 01, 03:01 PM
Moderator
Bill
 
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: Waldorf Md. USA
Posts: 3,276
Post

69,
Both my 73 Z-28 and my 71 Chevelle have had Hooker headers on them since they were a year old. I also learned real early to just twist the steering column base to turn the backup lights off. Comes sort of naturally after 30years of doing it. Hurst makes a switch that mounts on the shifter for the backup lights if you want to rewire them. I have been toying with the idea of making a cable type setup to replace the linkage, would sure make it nice.

------------------
Bill Koustenis
Owner
Advanced Automotive Machine
Waldorf Md
1971 Chevelle "Heavy Chevy" original owner
1973 Z-28 ..one family car...Brother bought it new in 73
BillK is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome