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Old 11-15-2019, 08:22 PM   #11
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Just my opinion but, I don't think the trouble of moving the engine over away from the steering box is worth it, just to lower the temps by several degrees. I haven't had any problems from heat from the exhaust on the steering, and I haven't heard of anyone else. I think its a waste of time and money, if your moving it over just for heat on the steering box.
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Old 11-16-2019, 01:36 AM   #12
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I think its a waste of time and money, if your moving it over just for heat on the steering box.
On a small block engine you are correct, but when installing a big block in a Tri-five the #5 exhaust port is very close to the steering box. I have seen several big block cars with only 1/8 inch of clearance between a dented in header tube and the steering box. Gaining an additional 1/2 inch by shifting the engine and transmission to the passenger side can make the difference between fitting and not.
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Old 11-16-2019, 01:42 AM   #13
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On a small block engine you are correct, but when installing a big block in a Tri-five the #5 exhaust port is very close to the steering box. I have seen several big block cars with only 1/8 inch of clearance between a dented in header tube and the steering box. Gaining an additional 1/2 inch by shifting the engine and transmission to the passenger side can make the difference between fitting and not.
I understand that, I have had a big block in my 56 before I know all about the # 5 exhaust port. Heat was never a problem on the box. For me or anyone else I have known with a big block in their trifive. Just sayin, don't think it's worth all the trouble. What makes you think you have a problem?
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a very slight dent, yes, then grind a little off the box. i had a leaking steering box, tried to fix to no prevail. pulled all the fluid out, packed it with wheel bearing grease. no problems, just over 10 years now.
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1/2 inch to the right may cause mechanical fan to shroud clearance issues. No prob if running electric fans
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Old 11-16-2019, 08:48 AM   #16
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Mine is off center about 1/2".

As far as frame sag. Most of it was built in. It was already in 56 that GM showed us how to bend the frame to give it more caster. They didn't "sag" in 1 year. Even after that I don't think they gave the new ones much tweaking from the original specs.
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Old 12-13-2019, 06:38 PM   #17
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Am mocking up the Williams LS mounts, in the rust bucket.
I have them tacked in, for now.
I had to use the grinder on the edges, to get them to fit the contour of the frame.
The pictures on Earl's site shows just about what I've done.
The engine is shifted to the pass side about 1/2"+.
I have the Borgeson box, and at 1/2", I can almost get my finger between the box, and the 2010 Camaro header.
The box has not been milled down. One could get another 1/8", if that was done.
As it is now, I can use the alum heat shields that come w/ the headers.
The header will be ceramic coated, and the exh system will be s/s, Pypes 2.5" out the back. That also goes in, b4 the body is swapped over.
I also have Earl's trans x member. The frame tabs are slotted like the engine mounts, so alignment to the diff is not an issue.
Everything is tack welded, until I'm sure it all fits. Still have to finish up the 8.8.

Back under my rock..
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Yours is now a fingers width further away from the box than mine. I need to address that some day, it vibrates the whole car. Some time ago I pumped it full of high temp wheel bearing grease.
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I ground the corner of my CPP box significantly with no adverse affects. I didn’t want to ding my coated headers. Plenty of clearance now.

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