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« Reply #75 on: May 07, 2015, 08:20:42 PM »
Thanks Darrell.
I bought these headers. I couldn't find any numbers stamped on either flange, unfortunately, but the similarities were so strong that I decided to take a chance. I suspect that if they aren't Hookers, they are knockoffs of the same design.

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« Reply #76 on: May 08, 2015, 12:50:58 AM »
Look & see if there is anything stamped on the collector flange.
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« Reply #77 on: May 08, 2015, 03:49:25 AM »
They do seem like they are a vintage set of Hooker headers for a Camaro. Nice score, especially for that price.
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« Reply #78 on: May 08, 2015, 09:32:09 AM »
Thanks, I was pleasantly surprised by the condition when they arrived. Will test fit them this weekend. I've been looking for a vintage set for my Z28 for quite some time.

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« Reply #79 on: May 09, 2015, 03:20:58 PM »
Let us know how they work out. A pic or two with them installed would be nice to see. Are you going to repaint them silver or something else?
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« Reply #80 on: May 09, 2015, 10:32:13 PM »
Will do. I was thinking of having them coated white by Swain Tech. Would they have been black when new?

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« Reply #81 on: May 10, 2015, 12:17:31 AM »
They look like they were originally white in the pics below, or possibly some may have been silver.




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« Reply #82 on: May 11, 2015, 12:35:12 AM »
Nice article! I looked them over and they were definitely white, and painted silver over that. I'm not sure if they were ever used....

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« Reply #83 on: May 11, 2015, 01:30:43 AM »
To me those old Hookers have a certain sound. Mine, reportedly anyway, have been with the car pretty much since delivery. Getting coated ,but what's going back on BTY good score for the price. Big tube Super Comps (if that's what you have) need installed from the bottom.(driver side) Cut off a cheap open end wrench for # 7 port bolt installation.
68 Z/28  born with: 302, drive line, etc..

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« Reply #84 on: June 14, 2015, 01:58:37 AM »
These look to be the Douglass headers for '67....and SUCH A DEAL!!

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« Reply #85 on: June 14, 2015, 02:57:49 AM »
I like how it says more than 10 available.
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« Reply #86 on: June 15, 2015, 02:34:15 AM »
The others would be very expensive reproductions.

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« Reply #87 on: June 15, 2015, 03:55:35 AM »
I guess I should've put a little smiley face after my comment.  ;D
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« Reply #88 on: June 15, 2015, 08:52:14 PM »
Question? Jerry Stahl fabricated the headers for 67 ?   And was still building them up to his closing up(this I know)


In 67,if you ordered a Z with headers ( and what 506 Z's produced in 67, sorry if the number wrong, off the top of my head). Hypothetically, if every Z was ordered with headers , 506 would be in the trunk. Is this surplus that's being sold off for 15,000 a pair???

And Jerry numbered them ,so what's the number ??


More in 68, but different vendor.(Kustom) AND replicas are out there for a fraction of the cost of Heartbeat's price.

Personally I think because of Jenkins running Hookers ( and advertising them), may have sealed the fate on what became popular under the hood on theses cars. When #1 owner picked up the Z in 68, Hooker Super Comps are what the dealer supplied...so the story goes. Add the Sun TAC and Hurst shifter(both alive and well)

Couple of years ago almost pulled the trigger on a set that had been coated. Debated on a pair Stahls, decided to stay with what's been with the car forever.

Just ticks me off to see the hugely inflated prices on some of these rare (more then 10 available :)) items. BTY ,that kind of cash can buy a 1000+hp Shafiroff racing engine, fresh off the dyno. With $$$ to spare. Throw in a bolt in Moser 9". With discs. Maybe I'm just a bit too much of a cynic for some of this.
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« Reply #89 on: June 15, 2015, 09:27:34 PM »
To be honest, you could probably afford to pay a top exhaust fabricator to teach you how to make your own professional level racing headers for less than $15k.  ::)

I really question their authenticity, not because I know better but simply from the quantity stated.
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