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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 8th, 10, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
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How quick will my steering be now?

I've been captivated by this topic since I bought my 68 10 years ago. It was a 6 cyl w/ manual steering and took a football field to turn around in and football player to muscle the steering wheel so I converted to P/S right away. I found a box off a 3rd gen Camaro and bought a short pitman arm (5 3/8) and used the existing long(est) steering arms that were on the car. Then years later I found the short(est) steering arms. Now I finally bit the bullet and ordered the long pitman arm (5 7/8). The 3rd gen box was less than 2 full turns lock to lock before this pitman arm. I'm expecting a go-kart now. What do y'all think?

BTW I've been shopping that long pitman arm for years now. It was less than $60 several years ago at Advance Auto but now its $86! But I just found it on Amazon for 59.85 and free shipping.
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Re: How quick will my steering be now?

Interesting. What is the number of the steering box you used and what is the number of the long pitman arm?

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Re: How quick will my steering be now?

I can't tell the number of the steering box. The car is in the restoration shop. I removed it from a stripped down camaro in a guys back yard. I think he said it was a 1977. The pitman arm is Moog K6582.
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Re: How quick will my steering be now?

Winch, I'm interested in your "longest" steering arms if you are selling. Please pm me.

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I removed it from a stripped down camaro in a guys back yard. I think he said it was a 1977.
A 1977 is a second generation car.

67-69 1st generation
70-81 2nd generation
82-92 3rd generation
93-2002 4th generation
2010- ? 5th generation

69 Camaro -originally a LM1 car. 327, Edelbrock E-streets, hooker, DUI performance distributors, ultradyne cam, stewart, TRW etc. Vintage Air, AGR steering, Corbeau GTSII seats, 700R4 transmission, 12-bolt w/Eaton 4.11:1
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Re: How quick will my steering be now?

My bad. To me there was only one gen anyway Sort of like I think they only made Corvettes until 1967.

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