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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 09, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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Manual steering to power steering

I'm changing my '67 Camaro with manual steering to power steering. I bought a used '69 gear box along with the Pitman Arm.
Which one would you suggest using and and please explain why?
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Re: Manual steering to power steering

I believe there are 2 different length pitman arms (short & long).....You need to use the correct length which was originally on the car or the wheels won't turn all the way from lock to lock!
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Re: Manual steering to power steering

The Pitman arm you chose, chose the correct idler arm to go with it. Otherwise, the outer wheel in a turn will take a different arc than designed. It's called Ackerman steering principle.

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