Unusual and Unique Performance Mods
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There is no finish on them so you have to paint them or get them coated. The fit is tight and some of the header bolts are not the easiest to get to. I use a combination of wrenches and sockets to install the header bolts. Plenty of ground clearance. I install all the tubes but leave the bolts just a tad loose so they have just a little movement. Then I slip the collectors on and then torque the header bolts down. The first couple of times I had to put a couple of hose clamps around all 4 tubes to hold them together to get the collectors on. One thing I have trouble with is removing them. I have a hard time getting the collectors off after they have been on a while, but I'd say that is probably par for the course. Another thing is, I couldn't use my normal spark plug socket on the #4 plug. I had to take an old socket with a hex end on it and shorten it. I use that socket and a wrench to remove #4 plug. The other plugs I can get to but a couple are pretty tight.
My '65 has a 351w. Headers from Tubular Automotive in Weymouth, Mass.... a tight fit, still i can get all the plugs out. Tubes are 1 & 5/8ths"... There are still in business. Give them a call and tell them what you're looking for and they will set you up....Mac