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1968 Camaro Headers?

Have a 68 Camaro. Anyone out there have a suggestion for long tube ceramic coated headers that will fit my car without taking the hammer to them to fit? Have a Small block 350 with a 4-speed and power steering.

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Suggestion...cheap headers dont fit, thats why theyre cheap.
Ive always had great results with Hooker, they fit like theyre supposed to, no modifications needed. Theyve been in business since the 60's, and actually build the gigs after fitting the headers on an actual car, not copied off of someone elses design.
No experience with these, but I hear Dougs are good fitting headers also.
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Another ? I have. Any idea how much power I might loose if I went with mid length header instead of long tube?
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Wow. A '68 Camaro with a small block and manual trans. I don't know how you'll ever find a set of headers for that oddball combo. Sheesh.
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Wow. A '68 Camaro with a small block and manual trans. I don't know how you'll ever find a set of headers for that oddball combo. Sheesh.
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Wow. A '68 Camaro with a small block and manual trans. I don't know how you'll ever find a set of headers for that oddball combo. Sheesh.
Well since the Hedman's that are on there now have had a hammer taken to the front tube on both sides I would like to order a set that will fit properly. When you look at most brands they tell you they fit 67-81 Camaro?? That seems kinda odd.
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I've run Doug's and they fit right first time. This is an issue of "you get what you pay for". If you go to one of the more expensive sets, you won't have problems.
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Well since the Hedman's that are on there now have had a hammer taken to the front tube on both sides I would like to order a set that will fit properly. When you look at most brands they tell you they fit 67-81 Camaro?? That seems kinda odd.
Go with hooker, my dad has ran hookers with the 427BBC and 396BBC in his camaro, never had any fitment problems, a SBC, should be easy to stuff a header in there.
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Buy quality headers with 3/8" thick flanges so they don't curl up and spit out the gasket the first time you get 'em hot.
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Angle or straight plug heads? I would buy a good set of plain hooker's. If you have angle plug heads you can test fit and do any needed clearance stuff. Then send the headers out to get finished.

I've used http://www.finishlinecoatings.com/.

I've had quite a few sets of headers done there. Good product.
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Angle or straight plug heads? I would buy a good set of plain hooker's. If you have angle plug heads you can test fit and do any needed clearance stuff. Then send the headers out to get finished.

I've used http://www.finishlinecoatings.com/.

I've had quite a few sets of headers done there. Good product.
They are straight plugs
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Hookers will or should fit just fine that's what i hve on mine right now bolt them up no bending or anything.
And i agree with the above the regular hooker comps should be just fine unless for some reason you want the super comps.

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i run hookers on my 67, work great!! Ive had a 4 speed and an auto in this car, headers fit fine.. Taking a hammer to a set of headers is a defantly a NO NO!!!
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I used Hedman long tubes on my 68 Camaro with a 350 and powersteering.....fit great! Passenger side installed from top, driver side from bottom. I put energy poly motor mounts on first whether that made the difference or not. Only about 3/8" clearance between tube and power steering so i did have problems with hot ps oil but cured it with some reflective wrap on the power steering.
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