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changing 63 chev to manual steering

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jtperf, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. jtperf
    Joined: Jul 7, 2010
    Posts: 28

    jtperf
    Member
    from salem wi

    I need a little help. I have a 63 belair wagon with factory power steering. I'm looking to change it to manual. What parts do I need? are the steering boxes the same? please let me know.
     
  2. HEATHEN
    Joined: Nov 22, 2005
    Posts: 7,592

    HEATHEN
    Member
    from SIDNEY, NY

    When I went the other way and converted a '62 from manual to power, I could find no difference in the two steering gears.
     
  3. I think the steering boxes are the same. They sell an adapter to get rid of the PS control valve on the end of the center link. Try Ecklers Late Great Chevy or the Truck & Car Shop. I think CPP might have them too.

    Pull off the ram, pump, & hoses. Swap the control valve for the adapter and your done.


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  4. why not fix and keep the "power assist" on your wagon? Every one i ever had leaked but the parts are available to fix them.
     
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