Exhaust header problem 67' Chevelle

Hopefully there are some readers over here that can help me. I've posted this several times in the Chevelle group and got no response at all. I have right now FlowTech 11100FLTs, the right side is a perfect
fit. The right side is a no/go.
Trying to install headers on a 67 Malibu L79(327) TH400, PS, PB. Two different brands I've tried both have severe interference with the runner for cylinder 5 hitting the steering shaft. The headers which were on this car when I bought it had the same problem but the previous installer had taken the caveman approach and beat it to fit. Not the method I want to use. Part number research shows MOST chevelle and Camaro SB applications use the same parts, so a mixup would not happen from that. Same with motor mounts(I wonder if the motor is positioned correctly). Anyone got any ideas here??? I measured the engine placement and it is dead center in the engine compartment(fender to fender).
Anyone else run into this problem?....or better yet...solved it?
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wrote:

That's been a problem with pre built headers on Camaros since the first sets were installed. Of course that doesn't help with your problem.
Find a company that sells the weld it yourself kits and you will be able to slightly alter the path that that tube takes around the steering box. Then send the headers out and have them jet hot coated/ceramic coated.
...Ron -- 68' Camaro RS 88' Firebird Formula 00' Mustang GT Vert
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Thanks Ron, I was planning on cutting out the interference and welding it back up. A lot less work then completely welding up a new set. For now I'm just installing the right side as the old header is trashed with perforations for the NY weather. I can't understand how they sell it if they don't fit. I'm waiting for an answer from Support at Flowtech too. Since Flowtech and the set on the car(Hooker I was told) both have this problem, others must have experenced the same trouble.
On Sun, 19 Jun 2005 13:24:04 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (RSCamaro) wrote:

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Had a factory 67, 396 Camaro. Put two different sets of headers on it, Headman and Doug Thorley. Neither set fit. The Headman's hit the upper "A" frame, the Thorley's hit everything. I had to remove the steering box and put it and the header back on together. Took half a day to put on the driver's side. Ended making dimples with a ball pein hammer to get them to fit.
Al
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Just for the record, I threaded some Hooker headers into my 327 El Camino (1966) with little problem and no bending. Even got it past the three on the tree shifter. I have PS & PB as well. -- lab~rat >:-) Do you want polite or do you want sincere?
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Something to check out... The motor mounts on the frame could be wrong. Sounds stupid but though a lot of research we found out that 307 motor mounts sit 1/4" higher than 350 mounts on the 70's chevelle. Maybe the 283 mounts are different than the 327 mounts for 67. Also I'm not sure on that year but some of the big block mounts were offset (69 Camaro) , making the engine sit in there different if you put a small block on them you could have clearance problems. I don't understand why they would do that, and don't know how much difference it makes in the headers but something to consider.
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