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Author Topic:   metric sterring box
dean_7585
Member
posted December 11, 2002 05:57 AM
I'm building a new car(79 olds) and I would like some info on steering boxs. I don't run power steering, so normaly I just run the stock metric box without the pump. Is there a manual box that will fit that chassis or is there something that I can do to my box that won't cost too much ??


jonboy
Member
posted December 11, 2002 09:36 AM
You can run the manual box off the nova with a quickener but you may not like it. You really won't save that much weight over the round top metric ps box and you won't have to wrestle the car around.


dean_7585
Member
posted December 11, 2002 05:04 PM
I'm not really looking to save a bunch of weight, mainly just want a smoother steer. I don't really find it hard to steer with a stock power box, but I am hoping to find a box that might help a little and bolt up to a metric frame.


racer17j
Member
posted December 11, 2002 11:27 PM
is there any reason for not running power steering


dean_7585
Member
posted December 12, 2002 03:09 AM
I've never liked the feel of power, I end up driving with one hand and my laps are never consistant and I also like the idea of not running the extra belt


racedevil2003
Member
posted December 26, 2002 08:07 PM
Get a steering box from a S-10 truck or blazer,also mid 80's camaro or firebird.
They have a quicker gear ratio.

Hope this helps!

These will all bolt directly on your frame,no problems!

[This message has been edited by racedevil2003 (edited December 27, 2002).]

dean_7585
Member
posted December 27, 2002 06:13 PM
Will any of these bolt on or will they have to be modified ????



pearl jam3
Member
posted December 27, 2002 08:48 PM
how in the world do you steer that thing? i have thrown the ps belt off before and was completly wore out after the race was over. you are one tough S.O.B.!!!!!!!!


dean_7585
Member
posted December 29, 2002 03:29 PM
Of course it's tough to steer when the pump is still on and all the fluid has to travel through everything, but when the pump is removed it actually kinda nice except in the pits it's a little tough. I'd like something a little guicker without spending to much on a quickner


maniac motors
Member
posted December 31, 2002 08:27 AM
just do some hunting in salvage yard for larger ps pulleys and maybe a water pump pulley with smaller pulley out front with serp setup for alt. check pre 87 chevy cars and trucks for crank/water pump and alt pulleys and check 2.8 v6 camaros and firebirds for ps pulley.ran this setup in an enduro car with domed 355 solid lifter dart headed motor and turned it 6800-7000 and never threw a belt till i hit a wrecked car and wrapped the radiator around the front of motor.
hope this helps.sloww down pump and it makes steering less sensitive

scott fowler


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