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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 02, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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hi I'm trying to rebuild the manual steering box in my 69z28. I can't find a complete kit to do this, Ricks sells most of the pieces but would prefer a kit. Also does anyone know how many turns it should have lock to lock after being removed from the car? I want to make sure what I have for a ratio in case I need to buy a rebuilt one.
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Before I converted my '69 Z to power steering, the original manual box had 4-1/4 turns lock-to-lock when installed in the car.

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John, why did you convert your box? The manual fast box has a better ratio than a power unit...
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Skinny steering wheel rim, fat tires, manual steering, PITA to maneuver in tight quarters, parking, etc. Power has faster ratio, simplifies my life .

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Every Spring, my manual box gives me a good upper body workout and I complain. By Fall, it's much easier! Tight maneuvers are still tough. At the time, I put a rebuilt manual box in because there were too many items commanding my $. Now I'm ready to change over to power steering.

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Dave69Z, check with BC... I know he just bought a reseal kit for his P/S box and the parts house may have a listing for a manual as well... email me if you need an address to contact him

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