Yah the LS motors are pretty awesome in my opinion. They are so much more well made than the older Chevy small blocks. Everything it O ringed and indexed. And they make lots of power for their fuel economy. With pushrods!
So I bought a Toyota Corrolla steering rack and installed it. I had to cut the main tube and rotate it 90 degrees to move the power steering nipples horizontal to clear the oil pan. Then I had to shorten the tie rods. I used heim joints that I bought from a guy a few years ago. He claims they were used on one of the early pre production Shelby's and that he worked for Carroll back in the day. Don't know if its true. Then I conneced the Toyota shaft to the MB shaft. They slid together like they were made for each other. I think God was watching out for me. I added a bushing to the bottom of the column because the rack uses U joints vs. the rubber joint/straight into the steering box of the MB system. You can also see the new, removable crossmember. It is down pretty low as is the rack. I think I have about 6" of ground clearance there now. I think I'm going to go with a pretty close to stock ride height, which will also help with room for the side pipes.