351c with hooker headers in a 67 - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > USENET NewsGroups > alt.hi-po.big-block-ford-mercury
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-15-2005, 18:01   #1 (permalink)
JF
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
351c with hooker headers in a 67

I finally got around to dropping the engine in this past week. The
driver side header practically sits on the steering box and when you
turn left the pitman arm hits the header tube and stops short of full
travel. The car originally had a 302 with power steering. I've removed
all the power steering and used the adapter in the linkage instead of
changing everything over.
Would a standard box and pitman arm help in this situation? Or just
remember i won't be able to turn as sharp to the left.
JF
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-16-2005, 19:01   #2 (permalink)
one80out@hotmail.com
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 351c with hooker headers in a 67


JF wrote:
> I finally got around to dropping the engine in this past week. The
> driver side header practically sits on the steering box and when you
> turn left the pitman arm hits the header tube and stops short of full


> travel. The car originally had a 302 with power steering. I've

removed
> all the power steering and used the adapter in the linkage instead of


> changing everything over.
> Would a standard box and pitman arm help in this situation? Or just
> remember i won't be able to turn as sharp to the left.


The manual steering gear and the power steering gear have the same
external dimensions and the output shaft is in the same place. The
manual steering Pitman arm is shorter than the power one. I don't know
by how much, but I'd guess somewhere around a half inch. If you change
over you need to do the idler arm too.

It would not be a good idea to let your headers act as the stop for
left turns. If you decide to live with this prob, it would be better
to drill and tap a whole through the steering stop on the strut rod and
use a bolt with a lock nut for the stop. It would be even better to
get pipes that fit, possibly shorties.

180 Out

  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > USENET NewsGroups > alt.hi-po.big-block-ford-mercury



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:58.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.