Re: Big Block Headers with Power Steering?
I have the 2105's on a BB with pwr str on a 69 with 4-speed, and though somewhat tight, it clears the steering box by about 3/16". I'm wondering if some aftermarket heads have exhaust ports that are not in the stock location and causing clearance probs.
The only issues I had with GM Performance O-port heads, was with the steel fuel line which was a bit close and had to be slightly rerouted, and the number 7 plug is difficult to change as noted above, but no biggie once you get the front end off the ground a bit. Lastly, the header flanges at the head wouldn't clear the head studs located just below, so I had to replace the studs with regular bolts. Again, no biggie.
As far as lock-out linkage, I think it would be ambitious to install headers on a BB Camaro and expect the useless LO linkage to clear. My opinion.
But I've installed several Hooker and a Hedman headers on BB Camaros and the 2105 is by far the most thought out header design of anything I've tried,..though I've never tried shorty's and won't,..I'm a fan of long tubes.