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Header Fitment Doesn't Look Right
Photo (1) is the right (passenger side) header. Photo (2) is the left (driver side) header. Notice the distance from the upper control arm cross-shaft bolts. The left side has plenty of clearance. The right side is extremely close. The right, rear bolt had to be shortened about 1/4" just to get the header installed.
These are Hedman HTC 68198. Hedman tech line tells me they have never heard of any clearance problems in this area. I think this is too close. Maybe a defect in how the tubes for this particular header were bent, or the wrong header slipped in along the way? Any other opinions?
When I compare this to my 1971, with Hooker Competition headers, the number 4 and 6 pipes are tucked closer to the block, allowing about the same clearance as on the left side.