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Old 08-18-2010, 02:13 PM
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I built a 1932 Ford frame for a friend and we lowered the SBC a little below the top of the frame rail. It made the steering column to steering box ( a Vega ) difficult. It also made the oil pan lower and the guy who owns the 32 ... says it scrapes a lot and has replaced the pan twice ( leaking ).

This is my 1932 3W chassis ... and the engine mounts are level with the top of the frame. IF the engine was lower ... the exhaust would rub the steering IMHO

You can see the engine mounts and the relationship of the steering shaft to the frame/steering rack mount. If I lowered the steering column lower mounting position at the floor board ... it would make the steering column be at a weird angle in the coupe.

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