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davey nuts&bolts 11-29-2011 03:46 PM

Vega steering in a model a ford
 
No matter what I try i can't make the vega steering box fit with chevy motor mount. What's best fix? Can I move the box in away from the frame? Change mounts? I need help.
Thanks daveynuts&bolts.

NEW INTERIORS 11-29-2011 05:22 PM

If your doing cross steering... You can mount the box right in front of the motor mount's.. If your using the side motor mount's...

Post a picture of what you have,,Then we maybe able to help you better..

Centerline 11-29-2011 05:29 PM

Here's a typical Model A chassis with the vega cross steer setup. These photos may help. In the first you can see the vega box installed and in the second you can see typical SBC motor mounts and where the vega bracket is in relation to them.

Good luck.

http://www.hotrodandrestoration.com/...Model-A-PR.jpg http://www.danielshotrods.com/images...%20chassis.jpg

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Jano 11-30-2011 07:00 AM

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Here's a Vega box with a 327 in my Model A. The frame rails are not stock Model A, so this may or may not work for you.

lakeroadster 11-30-2011 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Jano
Here's a Vega box with a 327 in my Model A. The frame rails are not stock Model A, so this may or may not work for you.

On my stock (boxed) A bone frame I used a Vega box and it looks just like Jano's.

The key to making everything work is to mock up EVERYTHING before you locate ANYTHING. Bolt the front end to the crossmember, set the engine on jack stands with the headers in place, located the body on the frame, mocked up the steering column and then located the steering box.

Also used a Vega box and cross steering on my '27 Model T. Everything is much more crambed together on a T.. they are like 3/4 scale Model A's.

Here is a photo of my Model T during the mock up, notice all the jackstands..
http://inlinethumb37.webshots.com/47...600x600Q85.jpg



And after everything is tacked in place..
http://inlinethumb20.webshots.com/26...600x600Q85.jpg



And as it is today...
http://inlinethumb57.webshots.com/47...600x600Q85.jpg


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