Well that sounds pretty reassuring! Do you have any pics that I could look at?They are in Christine. It was a v6 /auto and now has a 302 /T5. I have all 3 major brands on different cars or at different times. The hookers blow the others away. The hookers are the best fitting headers of the bunch. I have 2 brand new sets of hedmans sitting here now and am saving up for hookers for the Mach I. The hedmans are just not worth it after using the hookers. They dropped right in. No trimming of the strut rod. No hammering at the steering shaft. They just fit.