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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 03, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know where i can get a fast ratio 2-2 1/2 lock to lock power steering gear box for a 69 camaro? Also do I use the fast ratio pitman arm with this?
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I ordered one from www.agrsteering.com and love it. It has a 12:1 ratio and had them put the internal stops the same as a stock 69 box would have. You can also choose what feel you like on these boxes, like a new stiffer feel with the newer sports cars.

Yes, you will need a new PS pitman arm. The fast ration arm is 5.75" compared to 5.375". You can get these from an auto parts store also.

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Jaybird,
Are you referring to the steering arms that attach to the spindles, or the pitman arm that attaches to the steering gear?

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Sorry...just realized you already said "...pitman..." Been a rough night bustin' my knuckles on my front suspension rebuild.

Next question. Why do you need the longer pitman for the fast ratio? I just installed a GNX two turn in my 68. Havn't measured the new pitmans length yet, but all I requested when I ordered it was for it to be a PS pitman.

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I had Tom Lee rebuild a fast ratio box for me. He would get the job again if I ever needed another one.

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thanks all for the info!

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If one changes the Pitman arm, then one needs to change the length of the idler arm on the other side. They both must be of the same length to keep the Ackerman steering correct.

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Where does one get a non-stock idler arm?
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