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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lomeza, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. lomeza
    Joined: Mar 3, 2011
    Posts: 3

    lomeza
    Member
    from california

    Hope someone can help. I replaced my 1950 Ford manual steering with a saginaw 605 power steering. Issue is that when I turn the steering wheel left the tires go right. Is this a pitman arm issue. Help!!!
     
  2. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755

    stude_trucks
    Member

    Nothing is perfect. You'll get use to it. Don't worry about it.
     
  3. Does the pitman arm point backwards when you have the wheel straight?
     
  4. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 16,838

    alchemy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Yes it is. Turn the pitman arm 180 degrees.

    Oops, the linkage won't reach now? You chose the wrong orientation steering box.
     

  5. madhman
    Joined: Jan 11, 2011
    Posts: 143

    madhman
    Member

    move to england
     
  6. LANCE-SPEED
    Joined: Aug 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,259

    LANCE-SPEED
    Member

    I'd call Saginaw??
     
  7. lomeza
    Joined: Mar 3, 2011
    Posts: 3

    lomeza
    Member
    from california

    Come on guys- Is there a part of the linkage that is missing. I did not take apart the system. I`ve been told that there is a gear box that turns the opposite direction but the saginaw 605 does not!
     
  8. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 6,887

    BJR
    Member

    Quick turn left..... No the other left!
     
  9. eaglebeak
    Joined: Sep 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,180

    eaglebeak
    Member

    You now have a spare.........
     
  10. Mark T
    Joined: Feb 19, 2007
    Posts: 1,896

    Mark T
    Member

    You put the steering wheel on upside down.
     
  11. junkcad
    Joined: Jun 16, 2006
    Posts: 601

    junkcad
    Member
    from nashville

    turning is over rated anyway
     
  12. chaos10meter
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 2,191

    chaos10meter
    Member
    from PA.

    It will work like that but it's gonna take a bit to get used to it.
     
  13. borntowrench
    Joined: Jan 7, 2009
    Posts: 28

    borntowrench
    Member

    Try riding around the block a couple times, it might settle in and start working properly.....
     
  14. You put a front steer box on a rear steer car. No way to make that work. Start over
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2011
  15. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    tommy
    Member Emeritus

    I'd suggest you get someone with some experience to do it for you. I don't think you are qualified to do suspension/steering work. That's not meant to be an insult just a statement of fact. You obviously have not thought it through and this is an area that takes a lot of thought.
     
  16. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,633

    Nads
    Member
    from Hypocrisy

    His posting on forums skills are a bit lacking too. Rubbish in, rubbish out.
     
  17. That's for damn sure! Never did an intro and uses his name for a thread title
     
  18. Look for a 525 or 122 manual box, they are rear steer, or look for a 60's Mid-size GM with PS, not a 70's Camaro.
     
  19. Mark T
    Joined: Feb 19, 2007
    Posts: 1,896

    Mark T
    Member

    Try a power steering from a 1999-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, a bunch of guys are using them on '49-'51 Mercs and '55-'56 Fords. Take a look at the 1952-56 Fords Social group here on the HAMB, a bunch of guys in the group currently have the Jeep box installed and working and a bunch more including myself are working on this setup.

    The Jeep box is far better than the 605.
     

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