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MustangRdr68
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From: Bensalem, PA
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 11-05-2002 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MustangRdr68   Click Here to Email MustangRdr68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey whats up guys/gals i got a problem. I installed headers and exhaust that i bought from summit but now when i turn the wheel the pitman arm touches the side of the header and i cant turn the wheels what do i do? I wont be able to write again till tommorow cause my comp os down. So gimme as much info as possible.

Thx Mike

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-05-2002 10:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it's a minor interference, you need to just knock a dent for clearance with a hammer or c-clamp. If it's major, like the pittman arm wants to go through the tube, you need different headers.

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indyphil
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From: Lafayette, IN, USA
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posted 11-05-2002 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I cant help you much, but do you have power steering? If you do you need a relocation bracket. I dont know if that helps with the pitman arm though. Also tell us which headers you bought, I have a 68 coupe with power steering and I want to avoid the same problem if i buy headers!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-05-2002 11:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, the relocation bracket lowers the power ram/slave cylinder.

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-05-2002 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A ding or two for steering clearance is not uncommon with a generic header installation.

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MustangRdr68
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posted 11-06-2002 09:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MustangRdr68   Click Here to Email MustangRdr68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thx for the info everyone. Indyphil, i bought flowtech headers. They came in summits header dual exhaust kit. for $220 you get the headers, mandrel bent tubes and a set of dynomax super turbo mufflers and it dumps out in front of the rear tires. Its preety cool. Moneymaker thats what my friend told me to do, i wasnt sure about it at first but now that it comes from you ill do it. As for the steering its all unaligned now because of trying to get the pitman arm off. but thats a different story.

Thx agian everyone

Mike

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