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Author Topic:   605 steering box on chevelle clip
dirtbandit
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 110
posted July 21, 2004 07:03 PM  
I am finishing up the assembly of front suspension and steering and have run across a problem that i am stuck on and could use some help. I have a 605 steering box on a car with a 68-72 stub and when i turn the weels i can turn them much sharper to the right than the left, I have tried moving the pitman a half turn but that does not seem to help. Any ideas???? I am thinking that the output shaft on the box is bent (twisted), its dark where i am working on it and cant see it so i am taking a stab in the dark.

Thanks,

dirtbandit

dirtywrench13
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 324
posted July 21, 2004 08:53 PM  
sounds like it's twisted to me,i'd find another one to try.

ratracer10
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted July 22, 2004 07:03 AM  
Find center of travel of the steering wheel by counting turns lock to lock the go back of this to center it. Then double check to see if you pitman arm and idler are parallel with the frame. Once you do this is your wheels are not pointing straight forward you need to straighten them with the tie rods and then set your toe. If you want to be more accurate you can triangulate the pitman and idler arms to find center, but this should get you close.

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Greggie
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 298
posted July 22, 2004 08:23 AM  
Also, measure your tie rods.... A shorter left than the right will also cause this... BTW, you want to have about a 3/8" shorter left than right so you CAN turn right sharper than left. It'll save you a spin-out sometime.

Greg

dirtbandit
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 110
posted July 22, 2004 10:11 AM  
Got to check it this morning, its twisted and cracked.

Thanks,

dirtbandit

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