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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 06, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Does your original 69 Z/28 have Power steering?

Hi All,
I was just wondering how many of team Camaros members That own real 69 Z/28s Came from the factory with Power Steering? My X77D80 car did not. I had converted it to power steering back in 1999 but am considering taking it back off and putting the factory Manual steering box back on the car.

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 06, 04:46 PM
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Re: Does your original 69 Z/28 have Power steering?

my z came from the factory with power steering but i converted it to manual because i had a problem with the clearance with the headers. i do plan on putting it back on once it is rebuilt and because manual is so hard to turn.

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My X77D80 has manual steering.

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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 06, 05:56 PM
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Re: Does your original 69 Z/28 have Power steering?

My mostly original Z has manual steering. Driving it is not a problem.
I know the pitman arm is longer on a '69 Z. Not sure if that has anything to do with ease of turning the steering wheel........

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post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 06, 06:33 PM
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My '69 Z/28 has manual steering also. It doesn't really bother me - the rest of my hot rods all have manual steering also - not by choise - by chance. You get used to it. One less place to leak on cars that spend a lot of time sitting.
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Re: Does your original 69 Z/28 have Power steering?

Early RS/Z28 with manual steering. It's documented by the original order form for the car.

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Re: Does your original 69 Z/28 have Power steering?

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One less place to leak on cars that spend a lot of time sitting.
Funny you should mention that My car has developed a power steering leek now that I havent driven it much the last few years. I remember it wasnt bad driving it with the manual steering. I think the reason I swapped it was so the wife could drive it easier. Sad thing is she hasnt driven in over 5 years. She is afraid if something were to happen to the car I might leave her. LOL...
Not so cars can be replaced family cant.

I just came fro the Southwest Muscle car Nats, today about 200 cars saw 3 69 Z/28s even though 1 had Z10 on the cowl tad the owner swore up and down it was a Z. Hey, who am I to argue. Anyhow the 2 real Z28.s both had manual steering and I must say it looked alot cleaner under the hood, so it got me thinking I should just put my original box back on.

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Re: Does your original 69 Z/28 have Power steering?

My L78/M22 and L34/M20 were both manual steering. I converted both to power steering and saved the box and pitman arms in case the next guy wants to muscle it. I want all the control I can get with the money and time I have invested in these machines. I dont show my cars at judged events and that might be an issue for others.

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Re: Does your original 69 Z/28 have Power steering?

My 69 Z has factory power steering. It has always worked great, but it is touchy...takes some getting use to.

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Mine came equiped with power steering - even had the original GM Power Steering belt on it when I got it.

Anybody know about how many HP the PS takes off the crank?

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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 06, 10:30 PM
 
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69 RS Z28 sept 68 build date with original manual steering. Years ago when I started to restore this car I converted it to power steer. I recently went back to manual. Just looks better and cleaner and like the idea of leaving it the way it was born.
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post #12 of 28 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 06, 02:21 AM
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Re: Does your original 69 Z/28 have Power steering?

If you keep your front tires inflated and your steering box greased and adjusted, you quickly get used to manual steering. The only time it's noticed is if you're going less than 5 MPH.

I always thought A/C type cars should have it, and "all business" cars shouldn't.

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my 69 z has power steering. As stated above, steering is touchy
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post #14 of 28 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 06, 08:00 AM
 
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Any interest in getting rid of your power steering package?

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post #15 of 28 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 06, 08:20 AM
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Re: Does your original 69 Z/28 have Power steering?

All;
How many turns lock to lock on your manual boxes?
My wheel takes 4 turns lock to lock. Wonder how many it is for a manual non-Z car?
Or fast ratio Z manual car.
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