Howdy folks. The Ross steering on my mostly-stock F134 1966 CJ5 is worn out to the point of being junk, and a rebuild kit didn't do much for it. I've been investigating steering swaps, because I think the Ross setup was almost junk when it was new... >_> Anyway, I have two early 80s Ford steering columns sitting out in some of my yard ornaments, so it seems like Herm's kit would be a good way to go. Also have three Ford reverse rotation power steering gear boxes, but I am given to understand that Herm's kit will only work with a manual box, because of clearance issues. But that's ok, I think I know where I can get one. So, the thing I am most unclear on is.... Will Herm's setup work with the stock exhaust in a '66 CJ5 with the F134? This is assuming I cut the bottom of the Ford steering stuff off and weld it onto the Ross column after cutting off the worm gear, so I have the two U joints like one sees in old Ford pickups. Seems like some searches tell me "yes", but others tell me "no". Although my stock manifold is in fine shape, the rest of my exhaust is close to being junk, so it'll have to be redone at some point, so I can change things up a little there if I need to. But if I can get away without buying a new manifold, that would be nice. Thanks, folks! I hope this hasn't been hashed to death already or anything. I did some searches here, and some general Google searches, too, but I am still not clear on how much modification is needed with this swap.