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I'm looking to replace my Small-block $25 swap-meet aftermarket headers on my 72 Monte Ragtop.  I will also be re-doing the rest of the exhaust system which I'm not happy with....hangs too low, too close to the starter and is too loud at cruising (50-80MPH) speed. The current headers are not "Shortys" or "Long ones"....something in between. Not a drag car...engine is a 350, AT w/ Edelbrock 600 & Intake. When the car was finished over a decade ago, funding was a concern and I went "Low ball" on price and to a degree, installation quality. I've located the best "Exhaust System Artist" in the area, and am getting ready to pull the trigger.   So.....whattaya recommend for headers, and why?  Thanx, Dave

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Wow, no one has a small block with headers? Lolol. I would suggest plain ol' headman full length headers. Used them on all my small block Monte Carlos that I have had. No fitment issues. Hooked up to a 2 1/2 flowmaster pipe kit with dynomax mufflers and factory style exhaust tips. Nice not crazy combo. 

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I also have Hookers on my 72 and my only problem is with spark plug number 6. I have to use an end wrench to get that plug out and it works better from underneath. Also that is the hardest plug wire to get on.

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i too have hedmann with 2.5 flowmasters- nice combo   and sound for a mild 350...   can get the stock number later ......yes, one plug comes out with a box wrench -couldn't remember ,but yes its good 'ole  #6-but really  no problem at all !!    They are the coated headers and have been in for 13 years and are in perfect shape.

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