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.......and they don't fit around the steering box even though the vendor swears they do. That's the end of that, way too much modification required and i think even i did modify them it would take away from what they were designed for, so back in the box they go. Lesson learnt!
Well, that's disappointing, but not surprising.

So, if someone had gotten rid of the steering box by converting to a rack, you think they would work?
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Old 08-16-2017, 08:57 PM
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You are right Bryan, they fit the engine but not the model... would they fit if a rack was used, I think they would.

My issue now is they cost me almost the same as the price to ship them from the states to here in OZ, so rather than return them I will sell them here WITH the warning that they dont fit squarebirds. If no takers, then I will have some shiny wall hangers I guess.
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Old 08-17-2017, 03:22 AM
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Hi. What a shame. You ordered a set advertised to fit a squarebird. See the "ebay money back guarantee" on the item listing page. Not what you ordered.

It's called buyer's protection on other country ebay sites. The seller may list absolutely no returns. With buyer protection ebay will process the return nonetheless. Return shipping label and all.

Wall hanging ? No thanks. Maybe somebody else.
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try these:
http://www.fordpowertrain.com/FPAindex/Tbird1.htm
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I know those are nice, but for the cost of those, I think I could convert to rack and pinion and run those ebay headers and probably have spent less money?

The conversion to rack makes lots of sense for me. When I was under the car dealing with my conversion to a C6, my factory steering has been rubbing on my pan and leaks like a mother.

I was quoted $695 plus $50 shipping for a set.

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Thank you all, yep I may go down the return route but last time I did it , it took months to get my shipping costs back. I will probably try and sell them here first and if it comes out square... job done I reckon.
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If it'll fit in a Mustang . . . It "should" fit a Tbird . . . Right?
So a 428 with the stk cast iron manifs look like they'd clear.
Because bigger is always better . . . Right?
No replacement for displacement?

In all fairness, I think we're stuck with those useless
Ford "log" manifolds or the ($$$$$$$$$$$)FPA Headers.


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Thank you all, yep I may go down the return route but last time I did it , it took months to get my shipping costs back. I will probably try and sell them here first and if it comes out square... job done I reckon.
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Old 08-21-2017, 02:41 AM
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If it'll fit in a Mustang . . . It "should" fit a Tbird . . . Right?
So a 428 with the stk cast iron manifs look like they'd clear.
Because bigger is always better . . . Right?
No replacement for displacement?

In all fairness, I think we're stuck with those useless
Ford "log" manifolds or the ($$$$$$$$$$$)FPA Headers.
John, I fear you are quire correct.
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