Re: Steering shaft too close the the exhaust on my Chevelle
- --- In Cadillac_Performance_Association@y..., "Pollorey"
> 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?close the
> -----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
> the exhaust on my ChevelleHey there! A possible solution which I would try is to add a u-joint
> 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
> --- 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.
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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- Appologies for not getting back to you all for a while. I have posted
this same question on a few other sites. MTS's chat board came up
with the same answer, add a few universal joints to the steering
shaft. I am purchasing a set of Caddy exhaust flanges and am planning
to build my own exhaust. Once this is finished the steering problem
can be delt with.
- Good luck.
--- "John Crosson <johnyac@...>"
> Appologies for not getting back to you all for a__________________________________________________
> while. I have posted
> this same question on a few other sites. MTS's chat
> board came up
> with the same answer, add a few universal joints to
> the steering
> shaft. I am purchasing a set of Caddy exhaust
> flanges and am planning
> to build my own exhaust. Once this is finished the
> steering problem
> can be delt with.
> John C.
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