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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old May 29th, 10, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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IROC steering box questions

I have a 69 Camaro that currently has a manual steering box. I would like to install an IROC steering box but I am concerned that it won't fit. My Camaro has a big block with Hooker Super Competition headers (2" primary). The header barely clears the manual steering box right now.

Anyone know if it will fit?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old May 29th, 10, 04:45 PM
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Re: IROC steering box questions

it is common to have to ding in header tubes a little bit- which is understandable, given that these cars have only been around for a little over 40 years..

you don't plan sincerity.
you have to make it up on the spot.

wanna hear about 20 years ago when i was too smart to know any better?
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old May 29th, 10, 04:49 PM
 
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Re: IROC steering box questions

I have run the combination before. It worked with the headers I used, can't remember what brand they were anymore though
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old May 29th, 10, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Re: IROC steering box questions

Does the IROC box have about the same dimensions as the original power steering box? I looked online and hooker shows that those headers should work with the original power steering box.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old May 29th, 10, 06:33 PM
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It is the same physical box.

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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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old May 29th, 10, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Re: IROC steering box questions

Awesome, thanks.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old May 29th, 10, 10:41 PM
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Re: IROC steering box questions

I swapped out the original 68 PS box with a Lares 972, which is a stock 1st gen quick ratio box with IROC internals. We had to put a small dimple in the Dynomax headers. Otherwise, no issues.

1968 327 sport coupe. Son of original owner.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old May 31st, 10, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
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Re: IROC steering box questions

The other question I have is that since I am converting from manual steering I will need a pump too. Obviously I can use the pump from the IROC Camaros (with longer lines) but what other pumps will work well with the steering box?
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old May 31st, 10, 05:58 AM
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Re: IROC steering box questions

I too have a 69 BB with the IROC steering box. I used the original PS pump and hoses. I got the adapter fittings and the rag joint from Lee manufacturing to complete the hook up. You need the fittings to hook up the hoses. I have Flowtech headers that just touch the box. I also installed a 14" leather wrapped re-po Corvette steering wheel with the bow tie horn button to complete the steering and it looks like it came from the factory.
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