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Mpcoluv
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Posts: 337
From: Charlotte NC usa
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 02-20-2002 07:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a question for you guys,
There is much discussion about the merits of the Hooker super comps for a 351W in a 65-70 mustang.
Do these headers have a flat adaptor plate that bolts to the heads, and the headers have a diagonal bolt patters that bolts to the adaptor plate?
Also, it Tubular automotive still in business?
Didn't they offer a set of 351w headers with J-302 and Street heat compatable flanges?

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ccode67
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Posts: 737
From: douglasville,ga,usa
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 02-20-2002 08:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check out Ford Powertrain Applications web site, I just ordered some from them, hope to receive them today.
If you call them, talk to Stan, he answered every question I threw at him.

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Stuart MCA #48902
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67 stang 5 speed, soon to be 351W
91 f-150 xlt
98 explorer xlt sohc v-6

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Dave_C
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From: Gadsden, Al
Registered: Aug 99

posted 02-20-2002 09:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the Hooker Super Comp headers in my 69. Part # 6208 is made for a 65-70 Mustang. The flange is regular, no adapter plate. No room for one. They use the regular bolt pattern.

The unique thing about them is that each side is two piece. The #1 and #7 tubes are seperate from the rest of the header. The main part of the header goes in from the bottom. Then the single tube on each side goes in from the top. The tubes have a very slight taper where the slip joint is so they don't leak. I put a little anti-seize on the joint and they come apart easy the next time. They seperate tubes allow you to install them without jacking the motor or taking any steering loose. I only have to remove the starter.

I have seen (a long time ago) headers for an early car with J302 pattern, but they were for a 302. Never seen them for a 351W, except for custom made. I have seen a simple deal to make them work though. I guy that I used to race with had a 67 with a 351W and J302 heads. He used the 6208's, cut the flanges off, and welded on a new set of flanges with the J302 diagonal bolt pattern. The new flanges are available from:
http://www.headersbyed.com/ford1.htm

Even with new flanges I don't think the Street Heat heads could be used because of the raised exhaust ports. The ports are moved .400" Almost half an inch is too much, there are several places on my car where the 6208's have less clearance than that.

Later,

David Cole

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