Header Clearance - Team Camaro Tech
LSx Swap LSx Engines in Non-LSx Vehicles

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 8th, 18, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
Apprentice
Derrick
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 14
Header Clearance

I installed a 6.0L into my 69 Camaro and my driver side header hits the top of the power steering gearbox. I am using dirty dingo Double D adapter plates along with Dynatech 715-31425 headers. I know a lot of people swap out the ps gearbox for some type of quick ratio version. Does anybody know if one of these is smaller and may allow my headers to work? I am also interested in other options that I may have. I really don't want to change the adapter plates since the engine is already in the car. If going with another set of headers is my only option I can look into that as well. Thanks in advance.
weasle is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 8th, 18, 09:04 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
Beth
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Nashville TN
Posts: 627
Re: Header Clearance

Quote:
Originally Posted by weasle View Post
I installed a 6.0L into my 69 Camaro and my driver side header hits the top of the power steering gearbox. I am using dirty dingo Double D adapter plates along with Dynatech 715-31425 headers. I know a lot of people swap out the ps gearbox for some type of quick ratio version. Does anybody know if one of these is smaller and may allow my headers to work? I am also interested in other options that I may have. I really don't want to change the adapter plates since the engine is already in the car. If going with another set of headers is my only option I can look into that as well. Thanks in advance.
I'm using 1-3/4" Holley-Hooker headers with 2-1/2" collectors and they have 1/2" clearance all around the ps box.
The motor mounts are also Holley.
Are your adapter plates adjustable ? Would moving the engine 1/4" or 3/8" solve your problem ? Just redrill the adapter plate mounting holes.

68 Camaro convertible, 6.0 LQ4 with LS3 heads, Vintage Air, 750 street demon carb, eddy perf rpm, GM hot cam, Hooker headers, 4L80e, 12 bolt, 3.55 gears
NashvilleCat is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 8th, 18, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
Apprentice
Derrick
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 14
Re: Header Clearance

Quote:
Originally Posted by NashvilleCat View Post
I'm using 1-3/4" Holley-Hooker headers with 2-1/2" collectors and they have 1/2" clearance all around the ps box.
The motor mounts are also Holley.
Are your adapter plates adjustable ? Would moving the engine 1/4" or 3/8" solve your problem ? Just redrill the adapter plate mounting holes.
Mine are only adjustable forward and backwards but not really up and down. I believe moving the engine up would help but that may cause other issues plus I don't want to remove the engine. I would probably go with a different set of headers before I did that. I was hoping that a new PS gearbox would work because that would resolve multiple issues.
weasle is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome