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Old 08-28-2006, 06:48 PM
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Header collector in way of column shift linkage

I recenalty installed my new 350 into my 72 nova with th350, when I put my headers in the shift linkage is in the way(header collector is right in the middle of where the hole in frame is and where it hooks up to the trans)

The car was origanly a poweglide column shift, the th350 was a 75 malibu floor shift. Headers are flowtech afterburners.

What can be done? I Think I may be able to weld up something were the origanal linkage arcs over the top of the collector.

Also on tube of the header just barely clears the steering box(able to stick several sheets of paper between enuff to see between them) is that ok? or do I need to dent the tube???

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Old 08-28-2006, 07:37 PM
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Sounds like you have the wrong headers for your car. If they are new, take them back before you go denting them up.
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Must be the company....I checked the number their are definitely for X body car and the instructions list 1972 nova for automatic transmission only.
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Old 08-28-2006, 10:00 PM
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I have had 2 sets of headers on my car and both of them were close to the steering box. I think its normal for us. On my ceramic coated one it only hit enough to scuff the coating a little. I cant say anything about the trans problem as Ive always had a floor shifter. Even when it was a 6.
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Old 08-29-2006, 01:26 PM
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I believe Lokar or Gennie Shifter makes a flexible AT column shift linkage that will get you past your header issue.
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