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Old 06-13-2009, 11:09 PM
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I was wondering if anyone out there has a 454 in a 70's trans am and knows what kind of headers will clear. I bought headers already and we had to do a little tweaking to get the plugs to fit but as we went to install them they hit everywhere and dont fit. So 800 down the drain. But i still need some. Im looking for atleast a 2 and an eighth full length. The ones that didnt fit were 2.25. Also if anyone can tell me I thought that the sub frames on camaro and trans am were the same but recently was told there different. The headers I've found are for a 70 to 74 396-402 in a camaro. Will these fit my 79 trans with a 454?

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Old 06-13-2009, 11:21 PM
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Sub-frame is the same in the engine area. Only difference between early 70's and late 70's is at the body attachment points.
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The headers for the big block Camaro should fit,but you may be trying to squezze too big of a primary tube in there.What kind of a monster are you putting in there that needs that big of a tube ?? From my experience of putting a set of 2 inch Hookers made for the A body Chevelle into my big block G body Monte Carlo,be prepared to do lots of modifications.I had to trim a motor mount,re-design the clutch Z bar,move the brake proportioning valve,modify the right side lower control arm mount,dimple a couple of tubes,and make a custom made wrench to get a couple of plugs in & out.
It took a couple of days to get it right !!!
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the engines a 504 stroker, glorified 454 but its 704 at the flywheel. The problem is that if you try to order heaaders for this you have to order for a 70-74 camaro with a big block and i didnt know if those would work or not.
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