Chevy in a Mustang not fitting, help.

Old 06-01-2011, 07:33 PM
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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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Old 06-02-2011, 07:45 AM
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Are you using the stock knuckle? what kind of steering rack do you have?
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:02 PM
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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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Old 06-02-2011, 06:48 PM
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WELL MAYBE A FORD engine :lol: :lol:
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:56 PM
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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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Old 06-02-2011, 07:41 PM
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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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Old 06-02-2011, 09:51 PM
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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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Old 06-03-2011, 03:33 AM
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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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Old 06-03-2011, 05:50 AM
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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.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:58 AM
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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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