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Projects '46 Ford With a 460

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speed Gems, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Speed Gems
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    A buddy of mine is building a '46 Ford pickup with a 460 in it and the owner wants to keep the straight axle but the stock steering box won't fit with the headers he's using so he's thinking of using a manual box from a mid 70's Chevy van. Anybody have any suggestions on what works for this swap? Headers are Headman but that's all he knows. Any chance anyone can identify them?
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  2. fiat gasser
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    Run the headers outside the frame into the fender wells and down the side under doors. Helps keep the exhaust heat out of the cab and makes room for steering box. Only downfall is building new headers.

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  3. Speed Gems
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    The customer wants to use the headers is the only problem.
     
  4. with that engine/headers/frame/firewall any steering box will be hard to do if you plan on cross steering

    somethings got to give

    or...mount the box on top of the frame and side steer it.....i don't like that idea
     
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  5. Speed Gems
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    That's what i'm thinking too. A set of fender well headers would be much simpler.
     
  6. Why do people prioritise steering SECOND to headers? :eek::rolleyes:
     
  7. Duellym
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    I have a 47 with an fe in it, same problem, steering column is in a annoying spot, I plan to raise my engine a couple inches and make custom headers. From what I can see that's what your gonna have to do aswell. The header collector is exactly where the steering box mounts. As said before fender well headers will work very well.
     
  8. DOCTOR SATAN
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    from okc

    Drag link steering would work, like on a k5
     

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