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i want to replace my steering box on my 67 beau whats a good ratio and a good choice to buy cause there not cheap . im in the process of putting a new hotchkin front end did the mistake of putting a new sway bay from hotckins now i cant stop there lol thanks for any help . brian

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How about a box from Hotckins???    confuse

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Jeep Cherokee,, let me email my buddy , quick ratio box with great road feel......it's a bolt in .

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Let us know what year Jeep Cherokee, as I'd like to do the same thing.  Thanks, Bob

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Monte Carlo SS box ( G body)? Keeps it GM smile

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the Jeep is actually a Saginaw box I believe,,,,

I'll ge the details from my buddy, he did it in a 67 A-body ( lemans )

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no luck on a hotckins power steering . they have one from flaming river but its 650.00 and no rag joint for that price.

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Here is a link , and what Tyler had to say about the conversion , he loves the way his Lemans feels now.

Jeep box: 94-98 Grand Cherokee. Must be a grand cherokee. You need the box and possibly the frame attaching bolts. Need your own power steering pitman arm. and metric "o" ring hose adapters. The rag joint is from a 1981-1984ish chev half ton 2wd. Good write up on peformance years website.

I also found this link,, it has a list of donar boxes.

http://www.chevelles.com/techref/ftecref29.html

keep us posted....

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rabbit64cs wrote:

http://www.chevelles.com/techref/ftecref29.html



 



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thanks....

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I just did the GC box swap into my 73 Cutlass, picked up a used box ($50) and new rag joint ($80) from Rockauto and the inserts from Lee Mgft. ($10) won't find out how it works untill the spring but it was an easy swap except getting the pittman arm off the GC box. Lots of positive results from other users on other sites.

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I put a metric box from a mid 80s GM A body in my 68 Caprice, 3.25 turns lock to lock. Works great but you need the metric adapters from Lee Manufacturing in California, plus their rag joint with the smaller diameter sleeve. Way better than the original box. Before that I had a box in there from a 74 Z28. It was a bolt in with great road feel but at just over 2 turns lock to lock it wasn't suited to the turning radius of the big car.

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I keep reading abou this metric thing, is not just as easy to swap the line fitting at the pump to a metric one?

I recall doing it on a G- body when I changed the pump 81 ~ 83 somewhere in there. 81 was imperial , 83 metric.

or am I off base?

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I believe it's that simple Roger.

I put a metric box in my 64 GTO clone. I only ever drove the car around the farm before I sold it but it seemed to work perfectly.

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ok guys i bought a replacement power steering box got the old one out now i need to look for a new rag joint anybody know the part number for this and whats the easier way to put humpty back together lol.

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Which box did you end up going with? The grand cherokee? I want to do that swap sometime....

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no just a rebuild but it has a quicker ratio. ps anybody know where to find a new rag joint (steering coupler) for 67 beaumont i cant seem to find one in edmonton and yes i said chevelle lol.

-- Edited by loud on Monday 6th of December 2010 08:09:48 PM

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rabbit64cs wrote:

I keep reading abou this metric thing, is not just as easy to swap the line fitting at the pump to a metric one?

I recall doing it on a G- body when I changed the pump 81 ~ 83 somewhere in there. 81 was imperial , 83 metric.

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You can certainly do that but I did not want to cut or modify the original hoses on the car and I could not source one of the odd-sized fittings anywhere. 

 



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loud wrote:

no just a rebuild but it has a quicker ratio. ps anybody know where to find a new rag joint (steering coupler) for 67 beaumont i cant seem to find one in edmonton and yes i said chevelle lol.

-- Edited by loud on Monday 6th of December 2010 08:09:48 PM



Where did you get the rebuild from, and what application did you ask for to get a quicker ratio?  I'm in the market for a new box as mine leaks like a seive and doesn't have much road feel left.  I could rebuild it, but would rather get a faster ratio.  Are they pricey?  Thanks, Bob

 



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il get the name ask for a chevelle one got it at a good price through a friend that has an account with them il try to get pics up also.

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loud wrote:

il get the name ask for a chevelle one got it at a good price through a friend that has an account with them il try to get pics up also.



Thanks, I'd really appreciate it.  Bob

 



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hi bob here are some pic of the new power steering box and the new hotchkins front end stuff i got oh and a pic of the new march serpentine system that i just put in . the name on the box say warehouse services in edmonton dont know if that help if not il ask my friend if he can help you out. brian.

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Thanks for the reply.  I'll do some searching.  I like that serpentine setup, looks pretty neat!  Bob

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Well, did some searching.  Partsource has Fenco rebuilt power boxes, quick ratio #SG16509 for $256.43 exchange, regular ratio #SG16537 for $226.04.  Its on their website, www.partsource.ca,   The quick ratio is 2 1/2 to 3 turns lock to lock, the regular is 3 3/4 to 4 1/4 turns lock to lock.

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