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Old 02-24-2006, 07:33 PM
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AAaagghhh! Header suicide watch.

Im gonna scream.
Drove to Jegs and traded my Flotech headers for a set of tight tube patriot headers. Still hitting the damn steering shaft!!!
The pass side fits great. The drivers side has all 4 pipes running into a center dump tube. The tube (2.5 inch) comes straight down and about 1/3rd of it sets direct over the steering shaft.
Do they make a knuckle that lets you move the shaft out about 2 inches or so?
If not Im gonna just climb out on the ledge of our br8ick wall and dive head first into the patio. (not really, lol) HELP!!!!
Heres a pic of what Im trying to use. see if anything else will fit better. Hg

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I had the same problem with my 36. Instead of adding u-joints, I bought headers that dumped outside of the shaft. I also saw a rod built by a local very well respected rodder, he ran the steering straight thru the header. Says he does it often, works great. Just a couple of thoughts. Bill
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Old 02-24-2006, 07:44 PM
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Yes you can make your steering go around it or to the side of it. To get the joints and stuff you need to do the job go to... www.borgeson.com
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How much would I loose out with going to Ram horns?
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A lot. Exhaust capacity and velocity is important on any engine, even more when you're cramming in more air and fuel than usual.

Can you post a pic of the header in place? It might help us come up with a few ideas.


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Old 02-24-2006, 08:40 PM
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Manifolds shouldn't even enter your mind. The small tube headers are borderline already. You will need all the exhaust plow you can get. This means gong through the header is out as well. I am not sure what the frame/crossmember set up is like in the Gremlin. A picture would be great. You might be able to find a different type of header that will clear everything. Any reason full length headers won't work? Since the headers appear to be coated, that means modifying them would not be wise, maybe you can get a set of bare headers make the needed mods to them and then get them coated. Check out Schoenfeld headers, they might have something that will work for you. Since it is a custom deal you are working with you will have to take measurements and figure out what you have to work with. Before you dive head first post a few pictures, there is usually a fairly simple way to overcome issues like this.

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Hang in there HG. Someone, somewhere will make a set that will fit.

Hedman has some product images. I looked up an engine swap set for a SBC into AMC CJ/Wrangler. 69640,69676 look interesting?


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hooker headers

Hooker make a universal shorty header the part number is 2466. Heres a link a picture of them. http://holley.com/data/products/pict...e2466-1HKR.jpg
I had a set of these on a 86 cutlass.
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http://sandersonheaders.com/enginetype/appbyengpage.htm is Sanderson's application page. Dig around in both SBC sections & you might find something useful. They have measurements in each section, with the key at the bottom of each page.

Sanderson headers ain't exactly cheap, but they have a good reputation for quality, and they make some unusual shapes.
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