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Old 09-20-2011, 09:12 PM   #1
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Sterring shaft hitting header

Got my engine finally ready to be put back in the car and now my steering shaft is hitting the header.. It's a flaming river shaft and bbk headers. I was thinking about making the whole bigger where the bolt goes tru at the top of the shaft so it can slide out more and put more of a angle on it so it won't hit it.. Anyone else have seen this problem?
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Got my engine finally ready to be put back in the car and now my steering shaft is hitting the header.. It's a flaming river shaft and bbk headers. I was thinking about making the whole bigger where the bolt goes tru at the top of the shaft so it can slide out more and put more of a angle on it so it won't hit it.. Anyone else have seen this problem?
Yes, We always used a ball pein hammer and carefully dimpled the header for clearance.
I'd be really careful modifying the steering shaft.
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+1... beat it till it clears!
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Re: Sterring shaft hitting header

I had the same problem but i used the stock steering shaft. loosen the steering column and put a wedge of wood between where the header and steering shaft meet then tighten the steering column and remove the wooden wedge. you should have the space u need to clear the header. I know this works with the stock shaft, fox body, Hopefully it will work for you. good luck
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I might try the block of wood trick to see if I get any room..
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Youve got nothing to Lose. Took me literally 5 minutes. Good luck
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