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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 3rd, 08, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
Wayne
 
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Block Hugger Headers

Anyone using ceramic block hugger headers.
I purchased a set of hooker 2451 ceramic-coated headers that were supposed to fit.
I have a 69 Camaro 350 / 350 turbo, A/C and power steering. The problem I have is with the power steering gearbox. One of the header tubes is hitting the box. The stock power steering gearbox has been replaced with a new AGR power steering box. The original box was not a close ratio and the replacement look identical in size. After talking to Summit tech support, they cant seem to find the problem. I have had comments from some of the members suggesting I have the wrong motor mounts. After doing some research I have found there are three different motor mounts for 67, 68 and 69 i thing i have the short style so I decided to experiment. I raised the motor by shimming the base mount by I think this would simulates the narrow tall motor mounts. Even after raising the engine and no gaskets I have maybe a 16th of an inch clearance, to close to the steering box for me!Can someone offer advice on a good set of reasonably priced block hugger headers that will fit?




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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 08, 08:11 AM
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Re: Block Hugger Headers

I am not sure about a 69, but I just put a set of Summit brand ceramic coated headers (under $200) in my 68 that i just finished converting from an inline 6 to a 350 crate engine and they fit pretty much perfect. I was a bit sceptical because of the low price, but so far there are no issues..
I used the regular small block engine mounts..
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 08, 08:23 AM
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Re: Block Hugger Headers

Although a bit more expensive, I've use Sanderson Block hugger headers in the past. True to their word I never had an exhaust leak.

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