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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old May 27th, 18, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Power steering upgrade

So Iím wanting to upgrade my 67 to power steering. Does anyone know how much larger the power steering box is in comparison to the manual. I have long tube headers on the car and they barely clear the manual steering box. Any help is appreciated

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old May 27th, 18, 06:44 PM
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Re: Power steering upgrade

CPP has a 400 series box that's supposed to smaller and more compact. Check it out. I have the 500 series and car now drives fantastic.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/clp-6774psck400

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Re: Power steering upgrade

Thank you

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Re: Power steering upgrade

I just installed an IROC box today on my '67, 400 small block (long water pump)...unfortunately, the stock '69 belt I ordered does not fit, so I must wait to actually drive it

Anyway, I have a pair of Patriot long tubes on the car, and they had a TON of clearance with the manual box,an still have plenty with the power box.

The project took a bit longer than expected--old box came out really easily...

Re-install of the new box was a bit challenging. Had to remove the header to get the box in. Once th box was in, I had to remove the plugs, dipstick tube, and Z bar (manual trans) to re-install the header...

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Re: Power steering upgrade

The previous owner of my car used Redhead steering:

https://www.redheadsteeringgears.com/

I can tell you it is very tight and quick. Fits fine with headers, they still need to be dented.

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old May 28th, 18, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Power steering upgrade

Thanks guys

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 18, 07:14 AM
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Re: Power steering upgrade

You might want to check out this:

Power Steering Box Upgrade

I'm very happy with the JGC box... huge improvement over the OEM. Supposedly the later Saginaw boxes like these are 1/8" wider castings but I never did measure.

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Re: Power steering upgrade

Here's a great article about the saginaw 800 boxes and covers which boxes to get :

https://www.hemmings.com/magazine/mu...s/1508711.html

I installed a 14:1 box years ago and like it.
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Re: Power steering upgrade

I install the IROC box in all my Camaros. O'Reilys for $116. Works great. Will need hose adapters.
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Re: Power steering upgrade

I bought a used a 67 quick ratio box from a member here to use on my 68. Yes the box is a lot longer. It will extend right up to the rag joint. I have stock exhaust manifolds on my 350 so no issue with width. I have seen this box used on a few cars running headers and almost all of those have the small dent in one header tube.

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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 17th, 18, 07:13 AM
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Re: Power steering upgrade

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I install the IROC box in all my Camaros. O'Reilys for $116. Works great. Will need hose adapters.
How do I find said box? Just type in power steering for that year Camaro in the Oreily's search box?

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Re: Power steering upgrade

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How do I find said box? Just type in power steering for that year Camaro in the Oreily's search box?

Thanks,
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This is the "IROC" box I just installed a couple weeks ago:


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: Power steering upgrade

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This is the "IROC" box I just installed a couple weeks ago:


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1



you'll also need this:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: Power steering upgrade

Check the FAQ sticky thread, top of this forum section.

Check my web page for First Gen Camaro suspension info:
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