Headers and Steering Shaft problem.

Old 07-01-2013, 02:47 AM
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Can't remember who, off the top of my head, but there is somebody that makes a cable style shaft, that might help you.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:47 AM
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http://www.sswhite.net/ready_flex_without_casing.htm
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:56 PM
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Something similar to these came on some Pinto R&P systems.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:21 PM
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You're better off with a shaft style steering setup, if you have much deflection to get around the headers. Again, the Vega box sits under the left front corner of the engine and is usually fairly easy to get a shaft to.

Remember, most of the contemporary GM cars have a steering shaft that turns almost straight down at the firewall and then turns again (U-Joints) to angle into the steering box. Hardest part is locating the intermediate "Spherical bearings" and their supports . . .

Shouldn't be much of a mountain for a climber . . .

Flexible steering shafts are like Throttle cables, if you can use a mechanical type, or linkage, do it. It's a whole lot more bulletproof in the end . . .


But there are instances . . . .
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:21 AM
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I took a couple pics of the area but they don't really show anything.. I'm going to put the car on my lift Thursday and get a better view of what I'm working with. BTW, I don't think the steering shaft is stock.

I am going to explore the Vega option.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:28 AM
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45 and 90 degree knuckles. They are used all the time for this reason.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:15 AM
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Never having done this before, tell me if I'm on the right track: Somewhere along the steering shaft, it will have to be cut and the 90 degree knuckle attached, then attach the 45 degree to the 90 degree and run the shaft to the steering box. Is this close?
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:22 PM
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Don't forget to synch them !
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by jreiley
Never having done this before, tell me if I'm on the right track: Somewhere along the steering shaft, it will have to be cut and the 90 degree knuckle attached, then attach the 45 degree to the 90 degree and run the shaft to the steering box. Is this close?
I do not know what you need for your exact specification measurement. But yes the knuckles are used in conjunction to achieve the geometery angles you need. ..google it up.

You can have the shaft cut and splined with set allen screws to make it safe.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:03 PM
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After I get everything copacetic, and it all works as intended, I toss in a small spot weld on ever joint to shaft . The set screws or through bolts will have a little slack that can turn into a lot of slack. I prefer my steering to be tight and precise !
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