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MrXerox
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Posts: 230
From: Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 04-14-2001 01:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrXerox   Click Here to Email MrXerox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello gang, I just pulled my motor back out of my 71 Mach today to make some summer modifications and have a few questions...I bought this set of headers awhile back that came coated and are supposed to fit my setup (a 351C 4V with C6 and PS) however, as you can see by these pictures the power stearing is actually smashing one of the header tubes! (dont make me feel any worse that I already do) I HAD the stupid exhaust port plates installed allong with a header gasket on either side of them that I believe made the problem much worse however I still fear that it may touch even when I remove them. I was also never happy with the wide steering ratio in this car to begin with and was wondering if there is a better steering box out there that would solve both of these problems from me while I have the motor out to fix it...?Please look at the pix below and let me know what you think...

http://members.home.net/mrxerox/Header.jpg
http://members.home.net/mrxerox/Header2.jpg

Thanks,
Sean.

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mach72
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Posts: 113
From: Bixby, Ok. USA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 04-15-2001 12:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach72   Click Here to Email mach72     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sean, I have this same problem with my dynomax headers. I added about 1/4" shims (washers) between the engine mounts and the block. If you remove the port plates it will help a little also. Good luck, Tom

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Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 04-15-2001 11:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is only one power steering box for your car Sean. You're stuck with it. The engine raising and port plate dumping seems to be the best alternative. Or get rid out of the power steering altogether.

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MrXerox
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Posts: 230
From: Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 04-15-2001 12:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrXerox   Click Here to Email MrXerox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Er, I want my girlfriend to be able to drive it if she has to.

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joe
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Posts: 445
From: Los Angeles
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 04-15-2001 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joe   Click Here to Email joe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
GF?

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Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 04-15-2001 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Send her to Golds Gym instead. lol

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mellowyellow
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Posts: 4608
From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 04-15-2001 07:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That wise crack wasn't funny but I'm LMAO!! Talk about constructive answers!!

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