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Topic: Hooker 1 3/4" 351W headers
From: Charlotte NC usa
Registered: Apr 2001
posted 02-20-2002 07:58 AM
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?
Registered: Mar 2001
posted 02-20-2002 08:14 AM
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.
Stuart MCA #48902
67 stang 5 speed, soon to be 351W
91 f-150 xlt
98 explorer xlt sohc v-6
From: Gadsden, Al
Registered: Aug 99
posted 02-20-2002 09:51 AM
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:
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.
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