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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 03, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Hello out there,

Iím need to buy a set of headers for my 502 project. I canít decide on a particular brand. The car is a 69 with no power steering or power brakes. It has a 4spd trans and a Lakewood bellhousing. I would like to run 2Ēprimary tubes and have the headers Jet/ ceramic coated. Hooker makes a Super Comp with 2íí primaries and a 3 1/2 collector. Heddman makes a 2Ē primary and a 3Ē collector. Also some people have used Dougs headers at www.Dougsheaders.com. Are there any differences between these headers or is a 2Ē primary a 2Ē primary regardless of manufacture? Iím really stumped on which headers to purchase? I have read many of the treads regarding this topic but Iím still confused? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again, Joe
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 6th, 03, 03:01 AM
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Hooker is a better set hands down!! I've had all brands at one time lying in the shop and looked at the difference in quality and hooker has it
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 6th, 03, 07:35 AM
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Here's a link to a header design program. Register, log in and use the program.
http://www.headerdesign.com
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 6th, 03, 04:58 PM
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I spent the big bucks and went with Hooker because every Camaro I saw with them fit without dents. They also scavenge the exhaust better to produce more power. They are a little tight to the bottom of the car and I'm searching for offset reducers to clear the crossmember. You can see how mine fit at:

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 7th, 03, 03:28 AM
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I have had great experience with Dr. Gas making me various pipes with requested offsets. They'll do slip fit reducers, ovalized, etc.

Also, when I measured my reducers with a level, I found they weren't perfectly square to the flange and was able to rotate them and pick up clearance.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 7th, 03, 07:05 AM
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I have hedman header on my big block and they slide right into place, but then again, the have a 1-3/4 primary tube size.
I still like hedman though.
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Stahl headers are very nice and they will custom build. Expensive, but very nice headers. www.stahlheaders.com

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 7th, 03, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone,

I think I'll go with the Hooker super comp's.
Hey ss502 great pictures!! What size primary tubes are they?
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 7th, 03, 07:08 PM
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hooker super comps in the view all section of for sale ads
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 8th, 03, 04:41 AM
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Comps are made of thicker steel for street driving and cost less. Supers Comps are thin made for racing and dont last long in weather. [img]graemlins/waving.gif[/img]
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