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Old 10-07-2007, 10:15 AM
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Need sugestions, steering linkage problem...

My drag link (I think thats the correct term) rubs against my headers as seen in the pix here and when i hit a dip or hole it bangs together...

I figure my options are...
1...heat and bend the steering arm down 1/4" or so...
2...add 2 additional header gaskets on that side...
3...do both...

before i do anything drastic, I wanted to ask you guys and get some other ideas and/or suggestions 1st...
also, I'm not sure if it would be a good idea to bend the arm or not...?

\Thanx for any help given
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I do not think it is a good idea to bend a steering arm if it can be avoided at all..Try the two gasket deal first...or you can get a header flange that is 1/4 or 3/8 thick and install that under your current header flange..I myself would try that first..Then if necessary do some bending or apply the hammer to the headers..

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I do not think it is a good idea to bend a steering arm if it can be avoided at all..Try the two gasket deal first...or you can get a header flange that is 1/4 or 3/8 thick and install that under your current header flange..I myself would try that first..Then if necessary do some bending or apply the hammer to the headers..

Sam
well...to be honest, I didnt care for the bending idea either...
thats why I asked here, to find out...
I DO like the flange idea, I hadnt thought of that...
I dont really want to hammer the headers because they show up so much on this car...

do you happen to know if this GM Performance engine with Vortec heads is a round or square hole exhaust head?
I just tried to find flanges on Summit and could find any...do you know where I would find some of these?

Anybody else got any ideas?

THANX!

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