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301Re: Steering shaft too close the the exhaust on my Chevelle

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  • hottrod41
    Dec 1, 2002
      --- In Cadillac_Performance_Association@y..., "Pollorey"
      <philsfcs@n...> wrote:
      > Is there any reason the engine couldn't be tilted to one side?
      Would it
      > help in this case? Would it screw up the rest of the clearances?
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: bill lutzius [mailto:billlutzius@y...]
      > Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 11:16 PM
      > To: Cadillac_Performance_Association@y...
      > Subject: Re: [Cadillac_Performance_Association] Steering shaft too
      close the
      > the exhaust on my Chevelle
      >
      > If its a 1/4 inch i would grind some metal away and if
      > it go,s thru the manifold i,d just weld the hole.I
      > read some where that dents in headers up to some point
      > don,t hurt .And that cast iron manifold might be
      > thick.
      > --- John Crosson <johnyac@w...> wrote:
      > > Greetings,
      > > I now have my 500 in the 65 Chevelle wagon. The
      > > passenger side clears
      > > with stock manifolds. However, the steering shaft
      > > crosses in front of
      > > the second from the rear exhaust port on the drivers
      > > side(withing 1
      > > 1/4 inch). The engine is center between the rails.
      > > Moving the block
      > > in or out does not give me any additional clearence.
      > > Has anyone found
      > > a solution. Any custom steering shaft kits? I have
      > > manual steering on
      > > the car and I was not planing on changing it.
      > > johnyac@n...
      > >
      > > John C.

      Hey there! A possible solution which I would try is to add a u-joint
      to the steering shaft, an extra one, available at farm stores, you
      would have to cut and weld the steering shaft to the extra u-joint
      but that would prob give you enough extra clearance. As far as
      tilting the engine, that would upset the float levels in the
      carburetor, enough so you may have a problem, so I think
      rerouting/repositioning the steering shaft would be the best bet.

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      > >
      > >
      >
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