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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 06, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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Which steering arm?

I am installing a 69 power steering box on my 67 and was wondering which arm I should use. Car was manual steer prior to this. Did a search with no luck, any help would be great. Go Jeff Burton!
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Re: Which steering arm?

You will need a power steering arm b/c the manual arm's hole is too small!

As for arm, I used the long one along with my short bolt-on spindle arms! I wanna say, 5.75" long vs the short at say a schosh over 5"???

You might check over on David Pozzi's great site and see if he has the actual lengths of them.

David has a wealth of info over there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good reading.....

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Re: Which steering arm?

That was quick, thanks. What do you mean "short" spindle arms. I was going to use stock 67 disc spindles. I checked Davids site couldn't find it, I'll give another look. Did this conversion 15 years ago I cannot remember what I did back then on diff. 67.

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Re: Which steering arm?

if you're swapping to power from manual now, you must use a power steering pitman arm. Commonly available arm now is a moog, 5.35" long.

If you want "faster" steering, a longer pitman arm and / or shorter steering arms at the wheels will quicken the steering ratio.

Note that depending on the steering box you are using, there can be too much of a good thing, a thirdgen box would be too twitchy with both the long pitman arm and the short steering arms, but is perfect with the short pitman and medium or long steering arms.





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