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 Posted: 12-17-2009 04:51 am
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jdenglish
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Just installed the engine in the car with JetHot coated JHPS headers and have a clearance problem with the steering shaft  It hits the headers when the wheel is turned.  Any insights?

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 Posted: 12-17-2009 01:33 pm
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colinw59
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You probably have the steering knuckle in the wrong way. The orientation of the knuckle is important. One way it clears the other it doesn't!

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 Posted: 12-17-2009 04:31 pm
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You may need to add a few spacer to the driver's side engine mount.

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 Posted: 12-17-2009 04:41 pm
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Knuckle is correctly oriented, I will try to space out the drivers side

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 Posted: 12-17-2009 06:48 pm
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Also consider spacing the gearbox x-member to body. This will drop the rear of the engine.

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 Posted: 12-18-2009 05:07 pm
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Thanks for all the suggestions.  I made a 1/4" aluminum shim for the drivers side mount and it looks like that did the trick.  Since I still have to replumb and rewire the engine compartment it will still be a couple of months before I can start it up.

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