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engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" V8s (Stag and TR8)

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ojaibuddy@sbcglobal.net
Bud White

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steering column for a TR4 A conversion
Posted by: ojaibuddy@sbcglobal.net
Date: April 01, 2011 01:39AM

how do you guys rerout the steering column in a tr4 a conversion. what do you use as a universial and how many?


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
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11/10/2007 10:05AM

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74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: steering column for a TR4 A conversion
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: April 01, 2011 09:48AM

This is a way that has been used with some success. Woodward steering joints.


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motek
George Smathers
Spokane, WA
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09/12/2009 02:45PM

Main British Car:
1967 Morris Minor (48 hp @ crank!), 1971 TR6 302

Re: steering column for a TR4 A conversion
Posted by: motek
Date: April 04, 2011 01:28PM

I copied Calvin and it worked. Note that his is for a GM and mine is Ford. I document it here:

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This is on my TR6 but it should be very similar on a TR4.


George



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jdevries
john devries
grand rapids mi
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05/08/2011 06:06PM

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1963tr4 chevrolet destroked 400 to 358cu in

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Re: steering column for a TR4 A conversion
Posted by: jdevries
Date: May 10, 2011 09:14PM

it can be done real easy by moving the steering shaft mount under the dash over by about 1 inch. The hole in the firewall needs to be enlarged slightly and both mounts under the dash need to be moved over as well as the hole in the dash itself must be enlarged slightly. This lets the shaft slide between the number 5 and 7 cylinder on a SBC. The clearance is tight between the steering shaft and the # 5 spark plug but mine has worked with both a straight plug and an angle plug cylinder head. This is the best shot I have of mine with out spending time to take more photos. This set up uses the stock steering u-joints and clears everything by just enough. A miss is as good as a mile.
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motek
George Smathers
Spokane, WA
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09/12/2009 02:45PM

Main British Car:
1967 Morris Minor (48 hp @ crank!), 1971 TR6 302

Re: steering column for a TR4 A conversion
Posted by: motek
Date: May 30, 2011 11:22PM

I would take John's advice. It was a ton of work routing mine (all of it hunched over) so if you can sneak the stock shaft through on a Chevy, this is the way to go.

George


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