Right now the wagon motor is the original 302 (rebuilt). It will be getting a stroked 351 at some point in it's life but not for several years. The idea here was to build a motor to get the car through it's restoration. After that a stroker will be built and installed and the 302 will progress to the next project .
With the Headmans in the Fastback I had to cut up the collectors too, but that is because I have an AOD in that car. The AOD is a LOT wider than the C4. I think the Summits would have the same issue. The Headmans have several problems though,
1)Tight fit at the firewall on the drivers side. So tight in fact the Headers hit the firewall and dented. When the motor is static it all fits but it is close, and the dent proves it.
2) They leak like crazy at the head. I have spent a small fortune on gaskets to no avail. I have tryed just about everthing out there.
3) The tube around the bolts where the headers bolt to the head are way too tight (Clearence wise). So tight I can only get an open end on many of the bolts which likely contributes to the leaks. I have changed all of the bolts to button heads so I can use an allen to tighen them. On several of the bolts a ball allen is required so I had to make a long ball allen driven by a 3/8 socket. Again I think the ball allen is prohibiting me from getting them tight enough to stop the leaks.
So far the fitment is much better on the Summits. There are still some bolts that are a tight fit but not as bad as the Headmans. Also, it looks like they will seal much better.
I am planning a set of custom made big tubes for the Fastback at some point. I'll be really glad when I get those Headmans out of the car. I really wish I wouldn't have spent the money to get them coated.
The Waggy is Power steering and the FB is not. I got the bracket right from the get go for the waggy but mine didn't fit very well. I had to drill the holes out larger to get the bolts in. I also had a problem with the PS control valve hitting the bracket (hard) and I had to sawzall a chunk of the bracket out. I hope yours fits better.
[This message has been edited by Bloose (edited 06-11-2005).]