Hi: Just found a business in Markham that rebuilds steering boxes and pumps. I had contacted 400 auto wreckers for a used box and they recommend Ken at Custom Steering Gear. He is located at 187 Steelecase Road W in Markham. Just west of Woodbine a block or two north of Steeles. 905-475-5533
When I got there the place was full of parts lying about and many Chevy items on the walls ...
I chatted with Ken for a while and he certainly knows his stuff. I found him to be very knowledgeable and pricing was within the range I had been looking for.
I took my old steering box and 2 old pumps to him. Ken offered me a casting fee for the one extra old pump. He is going to redo the box with the faster ratio. He has had much experience rebuilding pumps and described the process necessary to get the resulting ratio that I wanted. It will be a 12:1 ratio. He said that he could build one that had a 10:1 ratio but only recommended that for a stock car racing application.
Pick mine up on Thurs May 10
Check him out.
I'll be watching this closely Cliff to see how it turns out.
I'd like to do 12:1 with mine, but want the original internal stops that you probably won't get with an aftermarket performance box.
On the other hand, you have different fingers !!!!!!!! BLACKSTOCK Ont.
Sold the 69 project Cliff.
What make of rad did you get? Will it mount as stock?
Great info. Cliff ... let us know the results and cost involved.
Prince Edward Island'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.
CanadiaPontiac You mean you really want me to look at the bills again. I hid them away...
Will try to get photos at the shop as things progress.
The rad is supposed to be a direct fit. Ill finish this post and scoot down to the car to see what details I can pick out.
-- Edited by oshawacliff on Sunday 6th of May 2012 06:29:58 PM
Took some quick photos and it took forever to upload. Finally resized the images, so I have my fingers crossed.
I will have some time Friday to snap a few photos of the finished product.
Still not 100 percent happy with the system as I have seen 230 while idling on a hot day. Stopped for about 5 minutes.
Solution may be put fans in front of the rad.
oshawacliff wrote:I will have some time Friday to snap a few photos of the finished product. Still not 100 percent happy with the system as I have seen 230 while idling on a hot day. Stopped for about 5 minutes. Solution may be put fans in front of the rad.
Have you checked that your gauge is accurate? I use an Infrared temp tool.
A fan shroud will help a lot.
63 Pariesienne sport coupe, black, maroon interior
Mahone Bay, NS