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Old 03-07-2013, 07:51 PM   #1
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I'm working on my 67 mustang and I'm having trouble with headers. I'm in the middle of a motor swap going from the original 200 to a 351w. I decided to change to a cable clutch. The headers can not be too close to the cable. O and did i mention that it is a power steering car. I bought a pair of headman long tubes but it hit the cylinder for the power steering. I don't know what to do now. Any ideas?
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you mean its hitting the rack and pinion? how bad is it hitting? if its not much you can just dimple the headers with a ball pean hammer.
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you mean its hitting the rack and pinion? how bad is it hitting? if its not much you can just dimple the headers with a ball pean hammer.
It does not have rack and pinion. It is the power steering cylinder that is mounted horizontally from the frame to the linkage.
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Would you happen to have a picture handy. I'm just very curious to see how bad. Are you now considering stock exhaust manifold?
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The slave cylinder.
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If its not much you will just have to clearance them with a hammer like I suggested.
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If its not much you will just have to clearance them with a hammer like I suggested.
I need about 2 inches. Short of having the header reworked i don't know what to.
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I need about 2 inches. Short of having the header reworked i don't know what to.
Could convert it to a manual rack..
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Have you checked for any after market ps slave brackets? Move the cylinder down an inch and then shim the motor up an inch off the mounts. There's your 2 inch clearance. Get a machine shop to fab an extra inch on the bracket too might be an option. Good luck.
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Cj pony parts has a drop bracket for the slave cylinder it's like $20
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Thanks everyone i ordered the bracket. That should solve all my issues with the headers.
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