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OK... I'm stumped.

I've just gotten a Spider Burman steering box (with long steering column) from a fellow BB'er, to replace my U-jointed GTV Burman 'box (in my '74 GTV).

The u-jointed box is easy enough to remove and re-install in the car, once the u-joint is disconnected.

But how the heck do I wriggle the long-column Spider box up through the firewall hole and into place with the engine still in the car?
I don't see how it can possibly be moved into position.

Do I need to remove the exhaust headers? The brake booster? The engine? My service manual says to remove the airbox (!)... clearly not written for US-market cars.

I'll figure it out eventually, but I'd love to hear from someone who has done this in a GTV.
 

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OK... so it can be removed and fitted from the top of the car, not from underneath?

This is consistant with my right-hand-drive manual telling me to remove the airbox.

Dang. The U-joint box just drops out the bottom, without disturbing any other system on the car. Getting to the u-joint pinch bolt was the hardest part of the job.

Oh well... the car's half apart anyway...
 
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