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I found a guy selling these headers for $25. I am waiting for a reply from him if they are the BB or SBC headers. He said they were for a 67-69 Camaro. did they make a 396 or bigger Camaro those years. I have a 350 block with 305 heads. I am just trying to get some performance on the cheap for this summer. The engine currently has the stock manifold, that connects into a single pipe, and a muffler that has two exits behind the tires out back. Would these headers work for me. Any criticism, i mean advice would be appreciated :devil:

 

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I tried several hours to get a set of Hooker Super Comp SBC headers for 67-69 Camaro to fit. Second gen Camaro 71 to 81 should fit although my Headman's are not perfect.
 

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I tried several hours to get a set of Hooker Super Comp SBC headers for 67-69 Camaro to fit. Second gen Camaro 71 to 81 should fit although my Headman's are not perfect.
Hello Darin,

I did a google image search for those headers, are those the same as the ones in the picture? Were they able to fit? Should I just pass?
 

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Hi Gary.

Are these local? Will he let you try them and then return if they don't fit?
If you knew for sure they would fit or you could try maybe. If they were being sent to me, then no.

I don't see the collectors (I think that's the name, the pieces that bolt to header to the exhaust). More than likely they are welded to the exhaust on the car they came out of. Which means you will need to purchase. Then will you need to pay an exhaust shop to connect the collector to your exhaust system? When I went from my bargain headers to Headmans, I had to get the exhaust lengthened so it would bolt up. I can't remember if the header bolts and gaskets come with new headers or not.

Not to go off topic but how's it running?

Darin
 

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Hi Gary.

Are these local? Will he let you try them and then return if they don't fit?
If you knew for sure they would fit or you could try maybe. If they were being sent to me, then no.

I don't see the collectors (I think that's the name, the pieces that bolt to header to the exhaust). More than likely they are welded to the exhaust on the car they came out of. Which means you will need to purchase. Then will you need to pay an exhaust shop to connect the collector to your exhaust system? When I went from my bargain headers to Headmans, I had to get the exhaust lengthened so it would bolt up. I can't remember if the header bolts and gaskets come with new headers or not.

Not to go off topic but how's it running?

Darin

Hey Darin,

I really dont mind buying the rest of the system and paying a welder to patch them up, Im just trying to keep cost down because im going to stuff a big block in there. He's about a 45 minute drive from me so I dont know if hes willing to let me try them out. Might be easier to get a new pair I know that will work.I know Summit has them for $90. I might just buy those. As for the car, I havent been able to spend much time this week. The day light savings messed me up a little. Getting up at 4:30 my body still thinks its 3:30. Last I left the car it was running but not idling without help from the throttle. I plan on getting the idle and timing set, then working on the throttle cable this weekend. I was able to bend the throttle cable mounting bracket and position the cable to line up with one of the holes on the carb, but its not secured with hardware yet. Im not sure what I will use. We have kapton bushings at work, I might try one of these with washers and nuts. The last difficult part is to figure out how to get my car to shut off. I think the starter circuit is wired wrong. I have a swith turning it off atm. Ill get back on it this weekend......hopefully.....Thanks for checking up on me. :yes:Have you taken your car out yet? :D
 

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Have you taken your car out yet? :D
6" snow and temp was warmer last night by 5 degrees last night, it was only 5 below! I have the interior torn up. I have a lot of weekend office work (tax season) anyway that I need to be doing. So to compound that my daughter talked me into going skiing Sat as the hill got 9+ inches. I'm guessing I will get back to it about May, which will be an improvement of Oct last year.:D

To make myself clear, my Headman headers are for an 71-81 Camaro, not a 67-69. At that time Headman didn't advertise a model number for 75-79 Nova. When I called the tech support, he informed me the front ends were the same and I could use those. They did hit my steering so had to be modified. Do the $90 Summit headers come with bolts and gaskets?
 

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6" snow and temp was warmer last night by 5 degrees last night, it was only 5 below! I have the interior torn up. I have a lot of weekend office work (tax season) anyway that I need to be doing. So to compound that my daughter talked me into going skiing Sat as the hill got 9+ inches. I'm guessing I will get back to it about May, which will be an improvement of Oct last year.:D

To make myself clear, my Headman headers are for an 71-81 Camaro, not a 67-69. At that time Headman didn't advertise a model number for 75-79 Nova. When I called the tech support, he informed me the front ends were the same and I could use those. They did hit my steering so had to be modified. Do the $90 Summit headers come with bolts and gaskets?
yea, checked today, and theyre on sale for 80. ill just wait until im ready to get them. Yea, youre over there in montana. must be cold
 

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The headers in the picture are for a SBC, Big blocks have evenly spaced tubes. They look like a pair of old Mr. Gasket headers, I have two pairs of those laying around my house.
 
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