Wow that is interesting. I will try the gasket when I can get some garage time again and see if it hits then. If not I might, might being the key word, move forward and finish hooking things up to see if I can get the car started...Looks like you have about the same amount of clearance as I do with my Dynatechs. Probably the photos with a finger width of clearance have manual steering boxes. Mine are close to the PS box but don't hit it.