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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 02, 5:15 PM Thread Starter
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I'm torn between getting Sanderson headers or Hooker Super Comp headers. I have a 1967 SS 396 and am looking for a really nice set of jet coated header. Steer me in the right direction, Please.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 02, 6:50 PM
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Hooker's are usually not the preferred choice by most of us. Dynomax and Hedmann seem to get the most votes for best quality and fit.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 02, 7:43 PM
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I was told by a speed shop in my area to stay away from Hooker headers.....they are not made as well as Hedman or Dynomax!!!
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 02, 8:45 PM
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I have Sandersons on my small block and they look great. They are high quality with a thick flange. I tried the cast iron headers that they make, but they had an interference problem with the frame on both sides. They took them back and exchanged them for the regular ones but would not credit me the difference in the cost (about $175.00) and made me pay for shipping both ways. I was NOT happy with that. But the product is a good one, just make sure that they fit right away.

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 02, 11:07 PM
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I hate to be a stick in the mud,, But I have had much better luck with the Hooker Super Comps fitting better than any other header,, I tried the Dynomax and they didnt fit (with out using a BFH)sent them back,,spent the $700 for the hookers (2")coated super comps slid right in,, I have used several sets and been happy each time,,,

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 02, 11:20 PM
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My Hooker Comps fit great. No clearance issues, coating looks great, never had a leak, and the plugs are not hard to change.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 02, 11:53 PM
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Hedman with there HTC coating on my66 BB.I'm very happy with them in every way. Oil filter remove and install clearance, clutch linkage clearance and header install!I highly recommend them. IMHO.Tony P.S Only been on the car 1-1/2 yrs. though. But the coating and looks are still looking exellent.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 02, 12:21 AM
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I forgot to mention that I have also heard good things about Sanderson too. But there also pretty spendy, but so are coated headers.Good Luck whichever way you go.Tony
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 02, 11:40 AM
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Just put a set of coated Hedmans on my 67 Elky 396, TH400. Really couldn't have asked for a better fit and easier install. They are 1 3/4" tubes and 3" collectors, which seem to be the size preferred for these motors by guys that know a lot more than me about it. Price was good too, WAY less than Hookers, which I have heard require a BMF hammer to put into a 67.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 02, 2:54 PM
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A speed shop that recommends Dynomax over Hooker headers ? IMHO the only thing good about Dynomax is the price. You ALWAYS get what you pay for.
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 02, 9:34 PM
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Zero problems with my Flowtech's. Paint finish sucked, but they were pretty well made.

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 02, 10:00 PM
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The coated FlowTechs I got for my small block went in great. Only been on a couple weeks. The Heddmans they replaced fit great, too.

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 02, 11:08 PM
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I used the Hooker super comp 2217's on my 71 big block and have no complaints!
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 07, 12:46 PM
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Re: Headers

Ok out of all these suggestions for headers, for the big block 67 chevelle, which ones didnt require that you undo the drivers side motor mount and lift the engine to get the drivers side header in? i have power steering as well, also if any of you are using the taller motor mounts can you please give me a part number for them as i know that makes a big difference where you dont have to lift the engine to install the header on the drivers side as well. also include the header part numbers if you know them thanks

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