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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 14, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
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quick question about my power steering swap

I have been doing the swap with all the right components brackets ect. Using a 87 TA WS6 box. the only thing that has not went a planned is the only thing I have to do is drop the column and install the rag joint.
But the center of the input shaft is off from the center of the flange on the column end. see pic. these parts and this area of the car have never been touched. Car has not been wrecked. I know the whole life of the car. anyway, is this acceptable or will the steering shaft have that much movement or do i need to work on making the box more square?
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 14, 03:46 PM
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Re: quick question about my power steering swap

Lane, I'm not familiar with the swap but 2 questions come to mind. Is the distance from the gear mounting flange to the shaft center line the same as the original gear? Also, has the subframe been removed and not realigned properly? Just a couple of thoughts.

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post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old Jan 29th, 14, 05:39 AM Thread Starter
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Re: quick question about my power steering swap

The distance is the same other than the manual does not have the point, i would bet everything I got that this car has never been wrecked or apart,
At the other end of the box there is a small pocket in the frame for it to sit. I am going to take it back of for one I hate I painted it black, and to see if there id a bur or something in that pocket?
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Re: quick question about my power steering swap

Not meaning to hijack the thread, but this is inline with a question I have on rag joints...

I'm going from manual to power using the Cardone Gen 1 box with the IROC guts.
What rag joint do I need for the swap?

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post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old Jan 29th, 14, 10:24 AM
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Re: quick question about my power steering swap

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Not meaning to hijack the thread, but this is inline with a question I have on rag joints...

I'm going from manual to power using the Cardone Gen 1 box with the IROC guts.
What rag joint do I need for the swap?

Jim
Jim, I think Dave Pozzi answered that question for someone within the last couple of months. Try a search in Pozzi's posts.

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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old Jan 29th, 14, 11:35 AM
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Re: quick question about my power steering swap

Will do...
Thanks.

***edit***

I think I found the info on his website...under couplers.

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Re: quick question about my power steering swap

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Not meaning to hijack the thread, but this is inline with a question I have on rag joints...

I'm going from manual to power using the Cardone Gen 1 box with the IROC guts.
What rag joint do I need for the swap?

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Jim, call Lee manufacturing (1-818-768-0371). They sell the new coupler and fittings as a kit to work with the cardone box. Its $78 shipped. I just bought one

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Excellent!!! Thanks

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post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 14, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Re: quick question about my power steering swap

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Not meaning to hijack the thread, but this is inline with a question I have on rag joints...

I'm going from manual to power using the Cardone Gen 1 box with the IROC guts.
What rag joint do I need for the swap?

Jim
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Re: quick question about my power steering swap

There is no adjustment available where the gear box attaches to the cradle. There should be some limited adjustment where the steering column exits the firewall. You should be able to loosen the steering column attachments and get that lower end to point directly at the input shaft on the gear. Otherwise, it has to be in the cradle to chassis attachments.
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Re: quick question about my power steering swap

If I'm looking at it right it seems the box is the one that is shifted? Might want to drop it back down and check the frame as they can be "squeezed" if the interior supports are gone....like if you put a lotta torque on the bolts it can pull the box into the frame.

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Re: quick question about my power steering swap

Here's a look at the place to start adjusting. Look behind those two mounting bolts. There's two more under the black bracket. They hold a mounting bracket that has long slots for adjustment. You might even be able to tweak the rag joint alignment up or down with shims.
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post #13 of 28 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 14, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
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Re: quick question about my power steering swap

Thanks guys for all the suggestion, i decided to sand down the part of the box that was touching, should have it running and check for leaks in a couple of hours.
Thanks again
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post #14 of 28 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 14, 04:47 PM
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Re: quick question about my power steering swap

What the H*ll is going on with this thread? The first post shows as being edited today. The pic was removed and wording has changed. Now the replies to the original post are virtually useless. I thought the reason for changing the edit time was to stop this exact thing from happening. Anybody else seeing this like I am?

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post #15 of 28 (permalink) Old Feb 8th, 14, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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What the H*ll is going on with this thread? The first post shows as being edited today. The pic was removed and wording has changed. Now the replies to the original post are virtually useless. I thought the reason for changing the edit time was to stop this exact thing from happening. Anybody else seeing this like I am?
I could not post the second pic till I erased the 1st pic? I dont know why but mabye someone else can tell you? Also I did not change the text or wording?

I hate when people post something up and then you never here from them again, I was trying to follow through so it may help someone else. To do that I had to erase the first pic, I don not know why, maybe you can ask the web-master?

The automotive hobby car forums are not as fun and relaxing as they once were.
It is like real life, you have to make everyone happy, lol

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