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46 ford power steering

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by carl.p, May 4, 2011.

  1. carl.p
    Joined: Jan 12, 2009
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    hi can anyone know a power steering box that will go on a 46 ford sedan want to keep the beam axel and cross steer if i can thanks carl...:confused:
     
  2. 54 Chevy
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    Check with Chassis Engineering they see a bracket that bolts a GM steering box up. Their website says the price is $53.25. A friend on mine sold a 47 ford a few years ago that used this bracket with a GM box and the car drove great. I drove it the Springfield MO for him and it drove as good as my 47 with a mustang 2 front end.
     
  3. carl.p
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    hi 54 chevy do you know which gm steering box he used thanks carl...
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2011
  4. mgtstumpy
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    www.weedetrstreetrod.com used to make a similar bracket that bolted direct to chassis rail. It used a Saginaw 800 integrated power steering box. www.agrperformance.com sell these box and pump combinations. They come with either O-ring or SAE fittings.
     

  5. 54 Chevy
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    No I don't the box was on there when he got the car. It looked like one from a camero. If you call chassis engineering they could tell you for sure what box to use with their bracket. you can get a GM steering box real cheap at a savage yard or get a rebuilt one from the auto parts stores. The only problem he had with his car was the clearance between the exhaust manifold and the steering box. His car had a 302 in it a small block chevy would be easier I imagine. He was able to use a exhaust manifold that exited to the rear of the block.
     
  6. Bruce Lancaster
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    The 800 is the big series GM box; if it doesn't fit, there is a smaller seies box used mostly on '78--80's midsize, that fits same bracket.
     
  7. okiedokie
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    605 GM is the smaller one.
     
  8. carl.p
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    from grimsby uk

    ok thanks guys :)
     
  9. JEM
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    The 800-series was the 'old' passenger-car box (and the 700 the truck box, IIRC...don't quote me), but it comes in various sizes and shapes, front-steer and rear-steer layouts, different straight and variable ratios, so make sure you find the setup you need; one of the nicest features about that box design was the ability to change the steering effort from LeSabre pinky-finger to Trans Am direct by swapping the valve torsion-bar assembly.

    The 605 came out for the A/G-body intermediates in the late '70s I think, it's smaller and is common e.g. on tri-5 swaps but it's not a particularly good-quality part compared to the earlier 800s or later 670s.

    The current-generation boxes are usually referred to as 670s, they're also compact, lighter and have better valving.

    If you need one rebuilt/set up to a specific configuration there's builders who do a lot of work on these e.g. Lee Mfg (http://lee-powersteering.com)
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2011

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