Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: Headers and Steering Shaft problem.

  1. #1
    Senior Member MASTER BUILDER
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Iowa - USA
    Posts
    218

    Headers and Steering Shaft problem.

    This may not be the right place to ask this but I need an answer. I have a 3rd gen camaro that be put a big block in. When I bought the car I was told the headers that came with the car would clear the steering shaft. Well it doesn't. I can't afford 1500 Lemon's headers to resolve it. Is there any other way without spending big bucks to clear the headers?

  2. #2
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE TheRabbit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Augusta, Ga.
    Posts
    2,295
    I'm sure somebody with some camaro experience will post soon, but this is what I used on my truck.




  3. #3
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Niagara Falls, NY
    Posts
    965

    Re: Headers and Steering Shaft problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by jreiley
    This may not be the right place to ask this but I need an answer. I have a 3rd gen camaro that be put a big block in. When I bought the car I was told the headers that came with the car would clear the steering shaft. Well it doesn't. I can't afford 1500 Lemon's headers to resolve it. Is there any other way without spending big bucks to clear the headers?
    how about some pics of what your working with
    GOOD PARTS AREN'T CHEAP AND CHEAP PARTS ARE NEVER GOOD.........
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...lastscan-3.jpg

  4. #4
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    falkville al
    Posts
    1,766
    make your own. it aint all that hard to do....

  5. #5
    Senior Member DYNO OPERATOR
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    central Illinois
    Posts
    459

    Headers

    How many tubes interfere?

    I put a BBC in a Chevette and used Camaro headers, only modifying 2 tubes. Just bought a couple U-Bends and cut out what I needed. I fitted it, tacked it together and then had a good Tig welder finish it up for me.

  6. #6
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    628
    Probably the easiest is to install a Vega steering box. That's the usual way around all this . . .

  7. #7
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    EUGENE,OR.
    Posts
    3,408
    Be careful if you plan to modify existing headers. Carefully check all the other gremlins too (plug clearance, height/ pan clearance, steering box, filter area, etc...) before you commit to alter them much... in case you get too invested in something you may not end up liking. Are they nice headers?
    "I would walk through hell on Sunday before I fear the enemy"

  8. #8
    Senior Member MASTER BUILDER
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Iowa - USA
    Posts
    218
    The headers are ok. I got them with the car. They have been coated so they look ok. There is absolutly no room to fab a new tube for the front header. The cage extends all the way to the front of the chassis. The steering shaft rubs against the headers and makes it impossible to turn the wheel. I was thinking about turning down the steering shaft on a lathe.

  9. #9
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE TheYellaBrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Emmett, Idaho
    Posts
    7,334
    NO NO NO NO NO !
    NEVER compromise safety and especially in your steering hardware ! Reroute the shaft or do some else . NEVER reduce the size of your shaft !
    :shock:
    TRUTH is HATE
    to those who
    HATE TRUTH

    God Bless our folks in uniform
    "We the People, have your backs"
    http://www.racingjunk.com/profile/279898

  10. #10
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Niagara Falls, NY
    Posts
    965
    Quote Originally Posted by TheYellaBrick
    NO NO NO NO NO !
    NEVER compromise safety and especially in your steering hardware ! Reroute the shaft or do some else . NEVER reduce the size of your shaft !
    :shock:
    i was thinking the same thing....! pics will really help us to see what layout and come up with safe ideas .... just sayin :wink:
    GOOD PARTS AREN'T CHEAP AND CHEAP PARTS ARE NEVER GOOD.........
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...lastscan-3.jpg


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Copyright © 2005-2016 RacingJunk.com All Rights Reserved.

Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the RacingJunk.com
Terms of Use, Classifieds Disclaimer, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy