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Old September 29th, 2017, 08:31 AM   #401  
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How much easier do you feel it would be to use the 403 instead of the 455 The Jerimah
so much easier, the 403 is the same outside dimensions as a 350. the steering box will clear, the shift linkage will clear. everything would be way better.
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Old September 29th, 2017, 08:48 AM   #403  
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Old September 30th, 2017, 04:16 AM   #404  
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I installed the manual rack and pinion because of the cost difference. I have not driven the car since I started tearing it down and rebuilding it. Was a easy straight forward install. I threw away my old mounts because they were olds and decreaped
how did the non power rack work out ? was it hard to steer ?
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Old May 13th, 2018, 03:39 AM   #406  
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As much as I love a big block (anything) the 403 idea sounds cool. Id build it as a high RPM screamer with that 6 speed. Cool stuff.
However it gets done 455 or 403 I can't wait to ride in it.
Me and the Mrs. are overdue for an Ellensburg visit.
if you go to rack and pinion steering the bbo will work with room to spare . it is that steering box behind the sub frame that gets in the way . headers on a small block olds barly fit , some you have to massage with a hammer . I did a 74 omega and had the front end was already done with a new steering box so I built a calm 403 w a 200r trans ,fun car I regret using 373 gears the tourq needed 323 or 308. I will be doing a 74 ventura with a 550 hp sbo 433 dx moter th400 and 308 gears ,
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From what I've read rack and pinion setups seem to be iffy, probably need to the buy the expensive conversions.
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