Fenderwell cutting templates !

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  1. 1Badcolt

    1Badcolt Well-Known Member

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    I wish mine did come with rough templates
     
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    Yes PLEASE !!!
    I could start with those dimension's
     
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      Sorry for the delay , did u get info u needed ?
      Make and where I purchased these ?
       
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      I ordered these last year they are made just north of Atlanta !
       
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      I wonder if Hooker made those drawings when they made those headers for my friend Moto's '66?
      He put a 340 in it and called them about headers for it.
      "Bring the car, leave it here. We're working on a pattern for that combination."
      Left it there for a week and they called him to come pick it up.
      "There go. Enjoy. Thanks for your help. No charge."
       
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        That must have been many years ago ?
         
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        '73 or '74 probably.
         
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        Ten 4 , thanks
        They are made in Mexico now I was told ?
         
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        They were just over the pass from us at the time in Ontario Ca.
         
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        • memike

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          Sorry fore the delay, life keeps me busy and forgetful. Hope to do that today

          I have had my Hooker super comps for about 6 years or more. Let me get with my wife and see what she can do on a fax machine or copy machine at her work.
           
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          These are the Hookers. My holes are a lot smaller. Will need to build and install them before the engine. 2 out one side 3 on the other. Need to recoat before assembly. They have been in and out of the openings 50 times.

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          • stroker402

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            I have those super comp hookers on my 65 Formula S . I must be doing something wrong when removing the engine from the car . these headers were a Pain in the A$$ removing them and installing them. Next time I remove the engine I'll try to leave the headers intact and slide the engine out without breaking down the header tube sections and removing them. What is your procedure on a early A ?
             
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            They will be put in and mostly assembled first, still not easy.
             
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            • stroker402

              stroker402 1968 dart GTS convertible

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              Yes. .... that's the way I do it .
               
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              • stroker402

                stroker402 1968 dart GTS convertible

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                I had more time on removing and installing the headers than I did on removing/installing the engine from the car. FYI . no more chassis headers for me especially on a early A.
                 
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                  Let me see how this works for you all here

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                    I will be making copies of the templates and instructions on the back, I can't get those pictures to load.
                    Hope this helps members out ?
                     
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                    Let's see if these work

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                  • stroker402

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                    Sorry it took so long, misplaced it.
                     
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                      Here's a few close up pictures from my '65 Barracuda of where Hedman Husler 75110s enter the fenderwells. I believe it would be the same on your '66 Valiant. The #1 and #2 pipes require cutting down closer to the frame rails and that can't be seen in these photos. Assuming you install these pipes individually, those cuts can be rather small. scan0016.jpg scan0017.jpg
                       
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