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Old 08-29-2006, 10:33 AM
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My Headers Hang Too Low What Should I DO?

The hooker headers i got for my 68 tempest hang to low every time i go over a speed bump which is hardly never because every time i scrape them and i get SO DAMN , what would be the best way to raise the front end? Thank You

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Header problems...

Ummm, what are the front springs looking like? maybe time for a new set if they are original...

Otherwise it's possible to modify the headers to get the collecters up a little higher, but that involves some cutting and fitting... certainly with the headers and pipes but also may involve the shift linkage or some crossmember reworking...

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Old 08-29-2006, 09:06 PM
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Come to think about it i think the springs are shot, like i mean they have to "spring" to them, i think ill start there. Thanks DOC
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Ummmmm... Don't go over bumps...

New springs or raise the motor up. take your pick. I think springs are easier.
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Old 08-29-2006, 09:29 PM
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if i wanted to raise the motor how would i go about's doin it?
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re: My Headers Hang Too Low What Should I DO?

If you raise the engine, or modify headers higher, how close can you get to the bottom of the car before you cause to much heat transfer to the floor. I put an engine in a 72 roadrunner w/ 440 and headers, melted the kids boot to the floor during break in, granted that there is no air flow to cool it down and running high rpm, but I would try to raise the suspention first. Maybe try taller tires if you have the room. Springs are a good idea too, expecialy if they need it anyway
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Old 08-29-2006, 11:00 PM
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good thinkin i think ill just try the springs, and sorry about your kids boot.
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Old 08-29-2006, 11:46 PM
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The hooker headers i got for my 68 tempest hang to low every time i go over a speed bump which is hardly never because every time i scrape them and i get SO DAMN , what would be the best way to raise the front end? Thank You
Get a different style header - This picture shows a cast block hugger header for a 64 and up small block

http://www.sandersonheaders.com



Here's a picture of the aluma-coated versions for my 454...then you just run a new piece from the collector to meet you old exhaust.

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Old 08-30-2006, 04:39 PM
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Thanks i like there products ill have to keep them in mind to, although then id have to re do my exaust system, but i guess if you want it right you got to do it right.
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just get some air bags

this will raise it up and lower it too
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Old 08-30-2006, 10:26 PM
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Thats actually what i first thought of doing because ive heard it gives you a great ride also because ya you can lift or lower to how you like. The only problem is it would be a little annoying if i had to go to the gas station just to fill them up if i decrease them just a little too much. Then if i had a copressor in my car that would take up room not to mention they cost like 2 grand i might as well buy some hydraulics lol. Also i thought you could only use these on leaf springs how would i do it on mine? Would i just replace the stock spring and shock?
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Shorty headers

My big-block '69 Camaro had the same problem. I lowered the front suspension a couple of inches which exacerbated the dragging exhaust, primarily it was my collectors dragging. My solution; I purchased a pair of "shorty headers" from Summit Racing. I think they were Hedman Hedders, which move the collector up vertically. It solved my problem without changing the stance or engine height of my 1st Gen Camaro.
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LOL i actually i was looking at those same exact headers on summit like an hour ago, thats actually what i wanted to do but do you think that would affect performance appose to the headers i have now? They should be like the ones you had you know the main pipes go under the car then the reducer then the pipes. Also what do you mean by "exacerbated" the exhaust, like you mean scrape them? Sorry i dont remember that one from english.
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http://www.ramairrestoration.com/cat...1162dc48660c46 has repro cast headers for Pontiacs with Pontiac engines. The RM-2 series fits a '68 Tempest.
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