You run into a bit of a clearance issue when running a traditional steering box in the Gen II frame with the V8. Mainly, there isn’t any room to get a filter in its normal place as the box occupies all that space. Thankfully, there is plenty of room to get a remote filter setup in there.
You have to mix and match a few parts to make everything work as you need a 90° adapter for the block in order to clear the steering box. Here is what I used:
– Trans-Dapt Oil Filter Relocation kit Part Number TRD-1127
– Filter Bypass by Trans-Dapt Part Number TRD-1413
– Oil Filter Bung from Ford Part Number F1AZ6890B
So now it’s tucked up nicely out of the way, and I can still change the filter easily. Win! From there it’s just a matter of running your supplied lines to where they need to go and you’re done!