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intermediate steering shaft rubbing on headers

#1 Post by corvettekiller666 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:12 pm

I got a '91 chevy pickup that I recently put headers on and I realized the intermediate steering shaft was rubbing on the header pipe. So, I took the shaft off and ground a little bit of the thick part off that was rubbing but it still catches on left turns or when I take my foot off the gas. Has anybody else had this problem on anything ? I ordered the headers from summit and they said it would fit in factory location with no modifications. Had I not relocated the oil filter to the frame it would have been sitting directly on it.
Any ideas on the steering?

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Re: intermediate steering shaft rubbing on headers

#2 Post by Craig W. » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:18 pm

Sometimes headers will have to be dimpled to clear stuff. Not all that uncommon unfortunately.
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Re: intermediate steering shaft rubbing on headers

#3 Post by corvettekiller666 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:54 pm

Craig W. wrote:Sometimes headers will have to be dimpled to clear stuff. Not all that uncommon unfortunately.
How would I do that without bending or warping them?

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Re: intermediate steering shaft rubbing on headers

#4 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:03 pm

Use a hammer and dimple the area that is rubbing.
Those who think they know it all have no way of finding out they don't......... :scratch:

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Re: intermediate steering shaft rubbing on headers

#5 Post by Craig W. » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:14 pm

If you need a long indention, I've used an old socket to hammer on.
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Re: intermediate steering shaft rubbing on headers

#6 Post by corvettekiller666 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:11 am

The socket and hammer worked great ,guys! Thanks! Now I can actually turn my wheel and drive at the same time!

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