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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 02, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
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Hi All.
I have a chance to get a Steering box & the power steering pump cooling tube, from a 1990 Z-28.
IF I RECALL, I can open my current steering box, remove the guts, transfer the guts from this 1990 Z-28 box, close my 1967 Steering box.
Use a pitman arm.
Am I correct?

Is a 1969 V-8 Firebird power steering box better than a 1968 I-6 Camaro power steering box?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 02, 06:28 AM
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The newer gear boxes are great. the difference is night and day. In my opinion the gearboxes are a absoulute bitch to gut. You should be able to use the new one and just buy the adapters for the new hose ends. As far as the two 68 69 boxes, they both suck. bolt the new one in
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The newer gear boxes are great. the difference is night and day. In my opinion the gearboxes are a absoulute bitch to gut. You should be able to use the new one and just buy the adapters for the new hose ends. As far as the two 68 69 boxes, they both suck. bolt the new one in

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 02, 06:33 AM
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Sorry about the doulble posts, I forgot to mention the rag jiont is a different size on the new one, youll need the steering shaft that goes between the gearbox and the column. It has the right rag gear on it. Youll have to grind the rivets off though. then it will bolt right up.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 02, 09:28 AM
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Please check out - http://members.home.net/jimmy4/gearpg1.htm
http://members.home.net/jimmy4/gearpg2.htm

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I thought I heard I could do that trick!
Do I use the Pitman arm from the 1990 Z-28 box?

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 02, 08:22 PM
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I would say, no. From the article, and other sources, I understand that you want to use an original pitman arm to the original car. This should keep all your steering geometry correct. (someone please correct me if I am wrong - I have an AGR unit in mine, and I used my original pitman arm.)
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 02, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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HI!
Knowing that answer, can that original 1967 pitman arm, fit onto the output steering shaft from the 1990 box? Or is the threading/splines different?
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 02, 04:17 PM
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Ked67,
Yes, the power steering pitman for a 67 will fit the 90 box. I'm in the process of prepping a 90's box to go in my 68, and bought the 68 pitman-fit just like it should.

Note that the pitman on the box as is for the 1990 is 180* from where it needs to be for the first gen, and is also a lot longer with no ball stud on the end (it's in the center link) so you have no choice but to use the 67 pitman arm. Sorry, I'll quit rambling now!
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