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Hooker SuperComp Headers (1/3)
 12/3/17 5:41pm
Wally71Gold Member
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Palos Heights, IL - USA

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I am replacing my old Headman Headers 15yrs old with a new set Of Hooker SuperComp. My LT1 motor is a stroker 383 with Dart Alum Heads . Will I need to retune at all or dyno the car after the change? Exhaust tubes going to 13/4 dia from 15/8 on old set, these are long tube I don't know what the old ones are. New headers are ceramic coated



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Re: Hooker SuperComp Headers (2/3)
 12/10/17 10:57am
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Good choice in headers. I have them on my 406 SBC - pretty awesome!

Are you racing the car? I don't know that dyne tuning for a header change is necessary, unless you're really trying to determine the net difference. It could actually go down a little if the velocity of exhaust gases slows down due to the increased exhaust volume. However with a 383 with good compression, you'll probably see some incremental gains.

I would just adjust carb settings to get good plug readings and drive it!

Good luck!

Paul
Re: Hooker SuperComp Headers (3/3)
 12/11/17 5:14pm
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Paul
Thanks for taking the time to answer my question. This is my winter project, along with a few other jobs.
Wally 


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