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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 05, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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Question Hooker Super Comp 2205's

I recently bought a set of these form Jegs and was wondering if everyone has to beat and bash them to make them fit? Doesn't anyone make a set of headers that just fit properly? Is notching the header a common thing on a motor with aftermarket head bolts? Sorry for the rant, I'm still stop the bleeding on my hands
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 19th, 05, 07:15 AM
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Re: Hooker Super Comp 2205's

LOL, yeah, I bought a set of these a few years ago so I feel your pain. There is nothing worse, IMHO, than having to beat a bunch of dents (err, "reliefs") into a set of beautiful brand-new ceramic-coated $600 headers.

I ended up using a mixture of stock and aftermarket head bolts.

O well............................

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 19th, 05, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Hooker Super Comp 2205's

Well I must admit when I am wrong, I didn't have to dent them a bit, but WOW did I have to notch the heck out of the bottom of each tube to clear the head bolts. It was my fault for not remembering that I had put the Manley head bolts on. I must say though, the fuel line is MIGHTY close to the one tube, but that is an EASY fix. I bought the black painted headers ( Super Comps ) from Hooker because I haven't started this motor yet, and they say that you will void the warranty of the ceramic coated headers if you break a motor in with them. Apparently the coating will get damaged from the excessive heat that is generated by the motor breaking in. In all though I am happy I chose the painted headers, because now I will grind them and THEN have them Jet Coated.. No one will be the wiser that they were ever ground down. I can't wait to see what grief the drivers side is going to give me? At least I know I have to grind the notches in the tubes before I even think of installing them.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 20th, 05, 05:02 PM
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Re: Hooker Super Comp 2205's

You don't need to grind anything,..simply purchase eight new head bolts that are below the header flanges,..the stock kind that have flatter heads (which clear the header flanges).

Good luck!
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