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    Quote Originally Posted by sam brewington View Post
    got a 55 chevy car want to put a 396 in it. it has power steering stock manifold that hits the steering box. do they make headers to go around it or do I have to do something to the steering box?
    Earle Williams makes headers that "go around" a stock steering box.

    http://www.williamsclassic.com/#!__p...vstc10=headers

    This is what they look like, but I'm using a C4 steering rack.

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    Like I said, if you are changing the firewall out for a custom one, I'd leave the engine in the stock position. I put my 502 1.5" forward but I still changed out the firewall to fit better with the engine. I personally think it looks a lot better smooth.

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    I am using the Earl Williams 3/4" fwd mounts and headers. I have the CCP 500 box also. This is where you want the #5 header tube with this location. I did grind the box. The header collector on the pass side is really close to the frame rail so not much room side to side. I like the Earls headers as they stay up above the bottom of the frame. They are spendy but the best fitting.

    Ron Pratt
    Sitka Alaska / Okanogan, Wa.

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