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- Mike -
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Had 2.25” primary Hooker SuperComps, which look badass with one tube going around the frame. Sadly, they don’t clear worth a damn now due to the .300 raised exhaust ports of the AFR’s. Looks like my only other option are Doug’s headers, D332.



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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Sucks that only .3" means they wont fit. Is there no such thing as different engine mounts or an adjustment to lower the engine just slightly? Headers are $ and I also like the tubes that go around the frame!

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I have the lowest engine mounts now. The only real up side is that spark plug access is supposed to be much better with the Dougs. They are 2” primary though, so a little more room.

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Good and bad news really, I felt more defeated the other night than victorious with the new headers. I knew I'd have to beat them up a little bit, but after spending the money I was disappointed to have to really smash the hell out of them. They are in however, my crossmember notch makes it very easy to get the engine and out. In the one afternoon I had in the shop this week, that's as far as I got. Hoping to finish it this weekend and get the accessories on. Waiting on the -3 fitting for oil pressure line and some carb gaskets for the spacer/reducer, going from a 4500 to a 4150 carb.

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Got the mufflers mounted up after welding new hangars on, carb spacer/reducer went on with the new carb. Had to fab a throttle return spring bracket and wishing I’d made the distance between it and the throttle linkage a little greater, had to shorten the springs. Just waiting on the new radiator and fan setup and torque converter bolts to fire it off!

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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Good progress with plenty of time before racing season!

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Dropped the dist in today and thought I had bought new plugs, but can’t them. Ordered replacements tonight. Broke the water temp gauge too, it was intermittent last season, the bulb broke off the capillary tube when I barely touched it, ordered another one of those too. Dropped in a new radiator and hoses, still need to mount the electric fans, not much room in there, will have to set up as pusher fans and relocate the trans cooler. Have to reroute the front brake lines too.

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