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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 07, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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69 steering box

I am bring back to life a 69, I have rebuilt the front susp. and added 2" lowering springs. I would like to change the existing manual steering box with a power one. I see there is different options as far as gear ratios. Does anyone know which one seem to work the best and where I can find one reasonable. It is going to be a driver. (not a track car) Dont know what engine I will go with yet LT1 or a 383. any help is appriciated.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 07, 07:42 PM
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Re: 69 steering box

Our "steering of choice" for a couple years now has been the "thirdgen box" Hundreds of us have done it, and it works great. You get a rebuilt steering box from a late 80's camaro with "special suspension" (irocZ or WS6 transam) and a couple lil peices to adapt it.

It will give you 2 1/2 turns lock to lock, with a high effort late model feel.

Brian Lewis took the time to write up the details http://69camaro.nextmill.net/steering.html and a search for "thirdgen steering" will give many dozens of hits.





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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 07, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 69 steering box

Does it bolt up in the same location using the same holes? On a scale of one to ten how hard is this retrofit?
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Re: 69 steering box

yes. It's a peice of cake. read Brian's page, do a search.

If replacing the existing steering box with a new identical one is a 4, this is a 5.





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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 07, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 69 steering box

I will check in to it thanks for the help!!!!cheers
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 07, 09:47 PM
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Re: 69 steering box

My advice is do it.

Don't forget to post your results
it's good for the thread
My 67 RS/SS/396

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