Hooker Competition Headers any good?

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  1. reinhardt79

    reinhardt79 Veteran Member

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    I found a set on Craigslist for $200. I'm looking to build a 454 for my 79. I'd be happy to tuck these away until I get a motor built, if they are worth having. Is $200 a good price? Thanks guys.

    https://norfolk.craigslist.org/pts/5407510877.html
     
  2. Rich Schmidt

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    They are great headers,but you can buy them brand new for less than that.
     
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    I had the small block ones and I liked them. They fit well and looked good when they were new. The bottoms rusted out after a couple years but I guess that's the case with any of the regular black headers. I have a set of the cheap Summit ones to replace them and the fit is a little disappointing compared to the Hookers.
     
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    Agree with Rich, that's about the price of new from Summit, Jeg's, etc. I'm very leery of buying used headers that someone has spray painted anyway.
     
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    I've always had good luck by removing the cheap paint off of the discount headers and applying a quality high-temp header paint. Heat cycle the headers a few time and the paint will stay on a lot longer than the factory applied paint.
     
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    Maybe these are Hooker "Super" Competition headers?
     
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    sandiego74 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Just to add to what the others said, they are unequal length, so expect that. I'm not sure if other brand headers are this way, but my Hooker Competition's are.
     
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    Careful on the fit....I tried a set of 2 inch comps on my 70 396 4speed car and they didn't clear the reverse lock out linkage. I went back to the super comps and they were designed to clear the lock out linkage. Huge difference in cost. You can re-route the tube on the comps if you choose to. I went back to the SC's....the first set lasted almost 25 years......

    Rich
     
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    I've used Hookers a lot and liked them.
     
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    Before you get to far into final fitment be sure to check plug and plug wire clearance.
     

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