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    Chevy in a Mustang not fitting, help.

    I am putting a SBC in a 84' Mustang. I have an AJE Racing Crossmember and Dynatech headers made for the swap, but the steering stem is not working. For one I had to extend it, but that was the easy part. The problem I have now is that the top steering stem knuckle is hitting on the back header tube. Can anyone help me with a solution. I am using the AJE SBC motor mounts also.

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    Moderator RACING JUNKIE Harbone's Avatar
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    Are you using the stock knuckle? what kind of steering rack do you have?
    Chris

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    Yes it is the complete stock steering shaft, I just extended it by welding in a piece of shaft so that it would reach.

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    WELL MAYBE A FORD engine :lol: :lol:

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    I knew that was coming.:shock: I thought lively would be the one to say it. :lol:

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    Yea, I should have known. But again. I got the SBC cheap. I actually got it for some work I did. Plus I had a mustang with no engine. so I put the two together. It is actually turning out very nice, if I can just get the steering shaft to clear. I am going to try to lower it inside the car tomorrow. If I can, that will fix it.

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    This is what HOT RODDING is all about !! Mixing and matching what ya got and making it work !!
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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE fla1976's Avatar
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    You may have to offset the engine to the passenger side a little bit. The early Camaros with big blocks are offset for the same reason. Easier to accomplish with a motor plate.

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    call AJE, I bet the make a custom steering knuckle, also Flaming River makes a nice setup. I had a 460 crammed in a 93 Mustang and the Flaming River knuckle fit like a glove.
    Chris

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    you can offset the engine a little -just keep it straight in line with the driveshaft---VIBRATIONS can kill ya :lol:


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