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Old 03-23-2007, 05:00 PM   #1  
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Pleeez help. I am going out of my mind.... Installing BBK Equal length Headers... Dirver side is hitting my steering bar/knuckle and I cannot line it up.. Ideas...
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Old 03-23-2007, 05:05 PM   #2  
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eeek. you should be able to determain if it will even fit with it being blocked by bar. if its just blocking you from the install why dont you just remove it for now?
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Old 03-23-2007, 05:14 PM   #3  
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Not sure, be patient, there will be someone chime in soon. If the steering linkage is in contact after the install, you will need to replace your engine mounts, not a big deal.
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Old 03-23-2007, 05:20 PM   #4  
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Thanks Two tone... i called BBK and they said that:
1) move the dash over....unbolt 4 bolt and just move the dash over.
2) I need new motor mounts... it is 19 year old car afterall...
this is gonna be a nightmare...

I like that hood.. it is the Mach III?
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Old 03-23-2007, 05:22 PM   #5  
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I would go for the motor mount idea. Its never a bad thing to replace them anyway. Especially if they are the originals.
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Old 03-23-2007, 05:32 PM   #6  
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Thanks Two tone... i called BBK and they said that:
1) move the dash over....unbolt 4 bolt and just move the dash over.
2) I need new motor mounts... it is 19 year old car afterall...
this is gonna be a nightmare...

I like that hood.. it is the Mach III?
Yes, its theMach 3.Replacing themounts are not too bad. Just unbolt and jack up the engine far enough toclear the mounts. Swap them and lower the engine back on the mounts. Just DO NOT use the oil pan to lift the engine!
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Old 03-23-2007, 05:33 PM   #7  
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Had the same problem, I replaced the steering shaft and it still rubbed a little.( flaming river)Then I installed new motor mounts, that took care of it.
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Old 03-24-2007, 04:24 AM   #8  
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you could also dimple 1 or 2 of the tubes that are rubbing, HP ud lose wouldnt be enough to even notice, very minimal
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you could also dimple 1 or 2 of the tubes that are rubbing, HP ud lose wouldnt be enough to even notice, very minimal
Don't do that!!

I had the same problem. If replacing your mounts doesn't solve it, jack up the left side of the motor and shim the mount w/ some washers. That's what I did, problem solved.
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Old 03-24-2007, 09:27 AM   #10  
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if it's hitting then the two old guy's are right...i had broken pads,and couldn't get my shorties on....now i have long tubes which resulted in removing the shaft so it can go through the headers...fun fun.
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