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racer038
Member
posted January 25, 2004 09:52 AM
Found a steering gear on a s-10 Blazer of unknown model year. Has a Z on it and the casting # 26000525. Can anyone tell me what ratio steering gear this is? Any other comments I might need to know? Thanks in advance


dan ferry
Member
posted January 25, 2004 12:22 PM
i can tell u that its faster than most of the ones found in the g body cars thats the one we run


racer038
Member
posted January 26, 2004 11:31 AM
Bought the "Z" gear, checked it out, it's 3 1/2 turns, just like the ones I have! Laid it side by side the one I used last year off of a 84 olds 88 and it's the same. Same # of input shaft turns, same movement of the pitman. Does anyone have any more specific info about what Gear I can use for faster steering, that will mount to the stock location in a full size GM frame? Thanks in advance.


68 racing
Member
posted January 26, 2004 09:04 PM
I know how to fix your problem, been down that road. Make sure you order on off an IROC, not a camaro, s10 or firebird. An IROC is just over two turns, trust me, made three trips to the junkyard and i know your disgust. Hope this is what your looking for.


racerguy500
Member
posted January 26, 2004 09:08 PM
If it has ever been rebuilt before whatever it says on the housing or what it is bolted onto don't mean squat. The ONLY way to tell is turn it and see. The Z mean nothing, that is the housing, not the internals. A police car or taxi is guaranteed to have the quick steer if it is original, all other applications are optional, other than that it is hit and miss. Turn it for yourself is the ONLY way to really know what you have. Goos luck.


racerguy500
Member
posted January 28, 2004 03:43 PM
Oh yeah, the last 3 digits of a quick steer is 525, 692 or 676. But again, if it has ever been rebuilt you better check to be sure. I can get any of them (remanufactured) for $150 all day long if you want to pay shipping from Phoenix. Good luck.


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