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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 19, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Big block power steering

New to the site need help...ive purchased a 69 w manual steering an big block.if somebody could help me with which steering box to use that will not interfere with headers....i talkd to rep at cpp an he stated that his box would not work..thnx
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 19, 09:28 AM
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Re: Big block power steering

I have a stock fast ratio power steering box in my 69 with hooker headers #2457. Its close but it clears.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 19, 03:31 AM
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Re: Big block power steering

I'm also using the factory close ratio box with a BB, but I'm running manifolds. Be advised that if your car doesn't have the right frame BB stands for the motor mounts, your engine will be centered in the engine bay. GM offset the factory BB engine in the Camaro and Nova toward the passenger side 3/4" to gain clearance around the steering box. That will help immensely in getting clearance for headers. The factory BB cars also required a different crossmember. Notice the hump in the fan shroud and the offset between the air cleaner and the rib on the cowl panel.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 19, 04:45 AM
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Re: Big block power steering

I have an 89 IROC steering box from O'Reilys for $125. You will need to change the fittings on the box, got mine from Lee manufacturing. I have a 69 BB with Dynomax headers. . . .1/8" clearance. Not been a problem for 10 years. The IROC box is great and looks the same as the original.
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