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Postby strokerchevyman » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:32 pm

Steering shaft is not letting me bolt on headers is there a way to change the shaft or how can I resolved this issue
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Re: Steering shaft

Postby cjbiagi » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:24 pm

Need a bit more info, what brand headers are these? Are they specifically designed for a V8 H body? I haven't heard of any major interference issues with the steering shaft. Some headers may require removal of the shaft for installation.
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Re: Steering shaft

Postby Smiley » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:11 pm

what engine, brand of headers and motor mounts ?
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Re: Steering shaft

Postby strokerchevyman » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:54 pm

427 sbc hooker super comp headers
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Re: Steering shaft

Postby Smiley » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:20 pm

Do you have the early small manual steering box ?
Did you add any extra spacers under the front mounts ?
Which tubes are hitting the steering shaft ?
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Re: Steering shaft

Postby cosvega76 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:07 am

You'll probably need a few u-joints and a rod end for a center support in the middle of the bend.


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Re: Steering shaft

Postby strokerchevyman » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:35 pm

3&5 are ? Setting the motor&tranny sbc & turbo 350 can the car be on jack stands it's leveled straight...and yes I'm using spacers on front mounts and if I use 2 or more the headers before the collectors are contact with the floor of the car any help will be appreciated.... Thanks
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Re: Steering shaft

Postby Smiley » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:58 am

On My 72 I used Hooker super comps and the sbc mount kit with the trans crossmember.
It had the stock small manual steering box, there was no interference with any of the header tubes.
I used only one rubber spacer between each engine mount and frame pad, no shims on the crossmember.
You might try elongatiñg the holes in the frame pad to move the engine more towards the passenger side.
The firewall and the rear of the K member do require massaging with a BFH.
Also power steering and later big manual boxes are wider which puts the steering shaft closer to the engine(Tubes #3 + #5)
Some aftermarket heads have the exhaust ports raised a 1/4" or so from the location of the 70's factory heads that the headers were made for.
Some people trim the outer tube of the DD Part of the shaft back to gain some clearance.
Post some pics if you can.
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