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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old May 7th, 07, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Talking 3rd gen steering done.

Thanks to the board I have a Cardone steering box in my car. I had an old style quick ratio box in but holy ---- it does not compare to this. A hard turn without somones belt on you can now eject them. Don't get any ideas. I did have to loosen the header and give a push while my friend fought to slide the old one out. Suprisingly the new one went right in. It diddn't look like I lost a lot of fluid but the steering was whining and like a rock. After a few times of filling and turning it is much better. I think I need to go for a short ride and top it off and it will be perf. What an awsome idea. My steering wheel is a little off. Do I need an alignment and/or do I need to adjust something? can you put anything in off center? I also put in a Hotchkis sway bar and I was going to do an alignment anyway. I need to search for specs I think David P has. What a difference. Also the sway bar hits one of my stainless tranny lines when I make a right turn. A small twist will take care of it. Brian

1969 original SS in family since 1971.350/330 crate w/ comp 270 roller cam,2004R,355 12 Bolt posi,P/S P/FTD Brakes P/W P/TOP Orig A/C car but removed.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old May 7th, 07, 05:24 PM
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Re: 3rd gen steering done.

It's a great swap, ain't it? Really gets rid of that "loosa as a goose" sixtys feel. Cheap, too, and I always like that.

Best way to bleed the air out is with the engine off. Just jack her up enough to take most of the wieght off the tires, and spin the wheel lock to lock a few times. If the fluid got bubbly you're gonna need to let it sit overnight first.

It's not possible to put anything in "off" it's all keyed and only fits in the right spot. An alignment will take care of it.

You want 1/4 - 1/2 degree camber, as much positive caster as you've got room for shims, and 1/16" toe in.





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Re: 3rd gen steering done.

I've said it before anyone that hasn't done this swap and still has that " loosa as a goose" as jim say's just don't know what there miss'n! congradulations on your swap

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old May 7th, 07, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 3rd gen steering done.

Exatly, I will follow your advise Jim. Thanks Blainedoe.

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Re: 3rd gen steering done.

Great swap and seem safer too with more control.

I still theorize that the turn signals don't cancel as quickly though with less turning required...tell me if you notice the same thing.

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Re: 3rd gen steering done.

Ill let you know

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