BBK 1 3/4 full length clearance experiences?

85_SS_302_Coupe

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Well, I searched until I was sick of searching. I know this topic has been covered over the years but I can't find a thing about it. I can find all sorts about their 1 5/8 but nothing about the 1 3/4. According to their website these are a literal stock replacement (apart from the mid pipe obviously) and are supposed to drop right in place without having to swap to a solid steering shaft or smaller starter/etc. Anyone have any experience with them?

I've been running these old 1 5/8 Mac's for about 15 years now, I just couldn't stomach the idea of bolting those nasty rusty turds up to my new heads and I'm sick of dealing with individual flanges and them warping. It also didn't make sense to get good flowing heads just to bottleneck them with crappy headers that have tiny primary inlets.
 
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I would be surprised if they work with the stock starter. I had a set made for the 85 and for the 87 just to be safe. But as far as the steering I would think they would be fine.
 

TOOLOW91

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Damn I really don't wanna have to get a new starter too this crap is spiraling out of control lol.
Mine has a carquest in it. I think it was under 100 bucks and was worth it . I know guys with 14:1 nitrous motors using parts store starter too
 

Reddevil91

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Mine has a carquest in it. I think it was under 100 bucks and was worth it . I know guys with 14:1 nitrous motors using parts store starter too
Did you change your starter cable to? Is this one any better or worse than the SVE mini starter on lmr?
 

TOOLOW91

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Did you change your starter cable to? Is this one any better or worse than the SVE mini starter on lmr?
Nope has stock cable in it and just the small wire added for solinoid . It cranks better then the PA perf one it replaced