1st gen F body

Scott Atk

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From the searching that I've done, it seems there's interference between the steering box and the d/s header. What's the best solution? The Uni-Steer rack and pinion seems pretty low profile, does that alleviate the interference?
I'm also interested in anything else that I might encounter. Thanks in advance, Scott
 
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Scott Atk

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Already has Varishock coilovers in the back... Unfortunately, it also has an Alston ladder bar setup, at least it's poly bushed. I'll have to get it on the road before I decide if it stays or goes.
 

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I have about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch clearance on my first gen with the factory PS box, but it does sit a little higher on the drivers side. It isn't noticeable by other people but I can tell.
 

Scott Atk

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Talked to American Powertrain today. Wow!! sticker shock for sure. BOP bellhousing, Billet flywheel, twin disk clutch, T56 Magnum, shifter, crossmember, hydraulic clutch kit, driveshaft, wiring, pretty much everything for $6100.
I'm going to call Keisler Monday morning, and see how they compare.
 

Scott Atk

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Thanks Rick. I'm excited about the project. As far as I know, I will have the only T56 behind a Buick V6 around. UPDATE: I will be going with Keisler for the transmission.
 

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Eventually. Just looking to get it running first. I am planning on running E85 + ALKY so it should be interesting to log inlet temps.
 

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It's a bit of a leap of faith, but I figured the rack and pinion should allow more room than the steering box. It's a Unisteer unit. I will wait on running the PS lines and column linkage until after the motor is in.
 

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