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KurtS

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Nice fitting headers on a Z28
« on: January 06, 2016, 04:49:24 AM »
I saw these Doug's headers on a Z28 recently. With power steering and the reverse lockout linkage!
They fit really nice and have a thick flange so they won't warp.
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Re: Nice fitting headers on a Z28
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2016, 01:36:18 PM »
Wow. Very nice. They look inexpensive ;-)
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Re: Nice fitting headers on a Z28
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2016, 03:33:37 PM »
Summit has them, in ceramic, painted, and un-coated ($640, $480, $470 respectively) with primary tube in 1-5/8" or 1-3/4").  If I KNEW they would fit with the rev lockout (without leaving parts off), then I think I'd order a pair.   I have a new ceramic coated pair of headers (Hedman?) that I am not going to use because they interfered with the rev LO and LH one nudged the floor once installed.
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Re: Nice fitting headers on a Z28
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2016, 05:15:12 PM »
Did you happen to see how far they hung below the car (or even better, perhaps a picture of below) - as compared to the bottom of the subframe?

Those look extremely nice and would be worthwhile for my next purchase/experiment.  Unfortunately, other brands I have tried in the past always seemed to end up hanging way too low.

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Re: Nice fitting headers on a Z28
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2016, 07:58:49 PM »
Charlie,
I didn't look at how low they hung.

Gary,
Like I said, the reverse lockout was installed
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Re: Nice fitting headers on a Z28
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2016, 06:15:01 PM »
The reverse lock-out fits with Hooker Super Comp's also.
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Re: Nice fitting headers on a Z28
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2016, 06:21:34 PM »
Does the 'fit with rev LO' on either of these headers depend upon the primary tube size (1-5/8" vs 1-3/4").. 

PS.  Back in '69-70 some of my friends who were interested in drag racing their 68-69 Z28's installed 2.0" tube primary Hookers...
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Re: Nice fitting headers on a Z28
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2016, 06:35:32 PM »
L78 Steve...thanks for that! My '69 Z had Appliance headers when I bought it way back in '77. I switched to Hooker Super Comps but the reverse lockout rod had already been tossed. Now I'll have to pick one up so it functions again. It was always a pain remembering to twist the collar on the steering column to turn off those back-up lights!
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Re: Nice fitting headers on a Z28
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2016, 07:05:20 PM »
L78 Steve...thanks for that! My '69 Z had Appliance headers when I bought it way back in '77. I switched to Hooker Super Comps but the reverse lockout rod had already been tossed. Now I'll have to pick one up so it functions again. It was always a pain remembering to twist the collar on the steering column to turn off those back-up lights!

I can take pictures if needed.  My reverse LO linkage was missing as well so I figured it wouldn't fit. Cannot remember what caused me to try it but plenty of room with no mods.
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Re: Nice fitting headers on a Z28
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2016, 01:03:24 PM »
Steve, I'll take you up on your offer of pics. I need to climb under my car to see what's left of the linkage. I can buy the complete set-up at Heartbeat, but I may have some of it still on the car. I'm not sure if I can locate pieces separately when I determine what I need.
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Re: Nice fitting headers on a Z28
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2016, 04:08:52 AM »
How do you think they would work with some Dart aluminum angle plug heads? 
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Re: Nice fitting headers on a Z28
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2016, 10:19:39 PM »
You would have do ably have to hit it with a ball peen hammer to get the spark plug in and out and re coat the headers when you ar done that has been my experience with the hookers Darrell

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Re: Nice fitting headers on a Z28
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2016, 06:04:50 PM »
Back drive w/ Hooker Super Comps
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Re: Nice fitting headers on a Z28
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2016, 07:33:28 PM »
Since we are talking headers, my brother is recreating his old day 2 68 427 car. He is determined to use M/T Super Scavengers but none to be found.He bought a new set of Hooker non tuned headers new and cut off the collectors. Using a borrowed unit, he has a metal guru building the collector boxes now. He plans to tuned the headers in the collectors like the old ones did. I will let every know how it works out. Or has anyone tried it before.
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Re: Nice fitting headers on a Z28
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2016, 07:57:59 PM »
Thanks for the pic, Steve, looks like plenty of room. Wish I'd done some research back in the day!
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