BBC Hooker Super Comp header clearance?

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  1. alpinemetal

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    Has anyone had any issues with clearance...the guy I got them from said I need to either modify my clamshells or use early 60's clamshells.

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    I ran them and don't recall any issues. IIRC they were tight as heck, but they fit.


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    If they are 2 1/8 primary tubes there will be tons of clearance issues. I have had to do some "custom" fitting on every big tube setup I have ever done.
     
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    Yes they are the 2 1/8 primary tubes where where your issues? Thanks
     
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    I used them in the 80's, don't remember if I had to clearance the plugs or ??
    I know plenty of stuff claiming to fit suck, but they were made for our cars???


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    I was told I'd have to use early clamshells (I didn't know there was a difference) or take the plasma cutter to the ones I have. I dought there will be a problem with the bellcrank but has anyone had other clearance issues and if so where (im noth worried about the spark plugs).?
     

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