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I just winterized my 67 396 with power steering. Before taking the car to the gas station and for its last right I noticed upon start up and the first time turning the steering wheel it was very tight and almost bound up eventually with more effort the wheel turned and then was turning freely as normal with no noises or sounds. The car was put together by a shop in CT seemingly on a specific budget. It was a 350/powerglide now a 396/Muncie M20. Not sure exactly what I am looking for I am 30 and did not grow up with classics at all. Do we have a difference in steering boxes SBC vs BBC? Etc.
 

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See if your power steering pump belt is slipping
 

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Belt tension and condition is always a consideration. If it get's contaminated with oil it will slip. There is a flow control valve in the outlet that may stick if a tiny shaving lodges in just the right place. A filter in the return line is a good idea. PS systems don't have filters built in so any spec of debris causes trouble.
 
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