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Old 22nd-January-2008, 02:08 AM   #1
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Hooker Fenderwell exit headers?

hey guys i got a question about some hooker headers for my 62 deuce that are the fenderwell exit type. is anyone running these? if anyone with experience with these headers can give me some info it would be great. It also says you can't run them with a heater??? Is there another company who makes a great header for the 62? I know the fenderwell headers look trick, but do they take away strength from your shock tower? or front end? I wanna run these, but I would like other people who have these to chime in thanks guys
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Old 22nd-January-2008, 03:22 AM   #2
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I have run a set for the last ten years on my 64.its a streetable drag car.wouldnt have it any other way. dont have the heater any more but, you can get around that. if you solder elbows on your heater core and reroute your hoses.as for the strength no weaker than it already is I think I read that in another post
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i have run fender headers for a long time,when you cut out the back panel,dont cut out the corners on a 90,cut out the corners on a radius,dont cut out the complete back panel,on hookers the passenger side needs to be cut out closer to the firewall,after you cut out and fit the headers,install gussets in the corners at the radius cuts,it makes a big differance,after the headers are back on make some 20 gauge panels cut out close to the primary tubes to close up the fenderwell opening,it looks a lot better don
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Old 22nd-January-2008, 08:43 AM   #4
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I have run a set for the last ten years on my 64.its a streetable drag car.wouldnt have it any other way. dont have the heater any more but, you can get around that. if you solder elbows on your heater core and reroute your hoses.as for the strength no weaker than it already is I think I read that in another post
x2 you also might have to move your brake line 'pass through'
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Old 22nd-January-2008, 09:34 AM   #5
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These headers are pushin 40 years old, I had them ceramic coated about a year ago.
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Old 22nd-January-2008, 09:49 AM   #6
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These headers are pushin 40 years old, I had them ceramic coated about a year ago.
Are those Thorley headers?
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I don't know for sure Mike, they have been on the car since 68,69, 70? they were on the car when I bought it around 1974. Two cousins and another guy owned the car at different times before me and they were on it when they had it. There is no label or other markings on them, sorry.
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those are thorly headers on that car,i have a set of those that iam not useing,those are the only headers that dont block the heater hoses,1 5/8 tubes to a 3 inch collector
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those are thorly headers on that car,i have a set of those that iam not useing,those are the only headers that dont block the heater hoses,1 5/8 tubes to a 3 inch collector
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These headers do block the heater tubes, since I live in Florida I took off the copper "Z" tubes that went from the heater core up and over the headers to the block. That is, unless there is a set of headers that block them even more.???
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I am in the process of installing a set of Hooker Fenderwell headers on a 66. One side is done, working on the other side this week sometime. Had to cut more than I wanted too on the fenders. I think cutting on this part of the fender is safe. I have seen lots of them at the track, pulling the wheels and hitting hard with no issues. I will reply about the heater issues when I get that side done. Did do a test fit on sbc on the stand and think it will work with the heater "close"..
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