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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 20, 6:27 AM Thread Starter
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67 Chevelle SS396 header question

I’ve searched the forum form one end to the other and can’t seem to find the answer to my question - I’m in search of headers that fit. The car is a 67 hardtop, 396/TH400 floor shift, power steer, no A/C. I’m happy to go with 1 3/4” primaries and I’d prefer ceramic coated. There are so many stories it’s hard to decide what to order. My biggest problem is I’m in Australia and shipping parts that don’t fit halfway around the world is a costly exercise! What fits and what doesn’t guys? Thanks

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 20, 1:24 PM
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Re: 67 Chevelle SS396 header question

Hedman Elite 1-3/4" #68198 fit very well and tuck up nicely. Beautiful silver ceramic coating with a ball and socket flange.
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Re: 67 Chevelle SS396 header question

I've heard the same. I'm still using 20 yr old Hookers I bought direct from JetHot, and they did require a bit o' clearancing. Hang lower than the Hedmans to boot. Just had them recoated to something other than silver.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 20, 4:46 PM
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Re: 67 Chevelle SS396 header question

I have heard on here that the Hedman Headers do not hang as low

I have had Hookers # 2455-1HKR Ceramic Coated on my BBC since 2006 and the Driver Side hangs lower than the Passengerside
but I also Lowered the Front of my car by 1.5" than the Stock Ride Height

Also you have to Dent the 2 Middle Tubes on Driverside for Steering Shaft clearance plus I also shimed Steering Box with washers
for additional clearance, 1 washer at the top front and 2 washers at the bottom front.
No problems with the Starter or Oil Filter

Before I Lowered the car there was no Scrapping on Speed Bumps etc. of the Headers at Speed

After Lowering I have to slow down and crawl over them so they do not scrap/bang them

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 20, 11:57 AM
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Hedman Elite 1-3/4" #68198 fit very well and tuck up nicely. Beautiful silver ceramic coating with a ball and socket flange.
I’m running the uncoated version (PN 68190) of these on my 65 with a 454. Had to dimple them around the passenger lower control arm but other than that they fit great & don’t hang low at all. Only other thing you might have to do to install is get your steering shaft out of the way. I muscled them by but wouldn’t recommend that.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 20, 12:50 PM
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If only someone still made the M/T Super Scavenger Headers! I had them on my ‘67 L78 and they fit perfectly. I painted them flat white heat paint which was one of the only colors available back in the day and they looked awesome! Low as well as you could see them on a profile shot of the car...absolutely no better sound especially on a solid lifter cam BBC! I seem recall possibly needing to loosen a motor mount during the install while on the floor in my parents garage but that’s it. Good memories! 😉
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