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Header Advise For First Generation Nova/Chevy II

I have 63 Chevy II with a 327 T-350 floor shift that I am looking for the best fitting, full length header for. I plan to buy ceramics and don't even want to think about denting them to get clearance and don't want them rubbing and would like to get at all the plugs. My first thought was to go with block huggers but that takes me out of the "Header Back" exhaust packages that are out there and that combined with less than half the HP gain compared to full length headers, it seems like a no-brain'er to go with the full length headers. I understand they are a tight fit, I put 2 different sets of Hookers on my 65 many years ago. The motor had to be almost pulled, they had to be dented to get clearance, they rubbed, and changing plugs was a bear. Has anybody had better luck with other brands of headers on First Gen. Chevy-II's ? 63ChevyII....Mike

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Any header you get for this combination is going to be tight. I would stick with the more established header manufacturers like Hooker or Hedman.

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Do as Vince suggested but buy them uncoated. Fit them up, dink them if you have to, then send them out for coating. JetHot does an excellant job and it's not that expensive when you consider the benefits...
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Agreed on the uncoated. My brother is running Super Comp headers on his '63 and they are close to impossible on some plugs to get to. I think that they fit okay, but were really tough to get in.

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