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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old May 21st, 02, 02:36 AM Thread Starter
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I will be starting the BB swap in a week or two.
my 67 has manual steering,will be that bad with the wieght of the BB ,or should I swap to power steering,I worry about the lines and header fit.
I have a 71 monte and a 71 camaro to rob the power steering from!

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old May 21st, 02, 07:16 AM
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Is it a street car? If you have skinny's up front it won't be that bad. I have manual with a BB but this car was not, and won't be, for the street. Well, maybe on the weekends.
Try it, you can always make the change after you cruise around for a bit.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old May 21st, 02, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
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I have 225/60/15's on the front,but it's not to bad with the small block!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old May 21st, 02, 09:48 AM
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I have an '86 3/4 4 x 4 with a 454 and manual
steering.It is a handful in tight lots and the like but once rolling it's not too bad.

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Some of it will depend on steering wheel size too. I had manual in my burb with 33x12.50's but kept the stock monster steering wheel in it until the conversion. After power I installed a nice wood wheel smaller in dia.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old May 21st, 02, 04:57 PM
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It's not to bad most of the time. But pullin into parking spots or into your garage, etc. That can be a real pain. I switched mine to power over the winter, I think it's one of the best things I've done to the car.

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