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Technical Steering box I.D.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by stray bomb too, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. What do I have here. I thought it was F1 but now I don't think so, ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1453617632.246664.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1453617651.192846.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1453617673.207805.jpg help !
     
  2. Dino 64
    Joined: Jul 13, 2012
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    Dino 64
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    from Virginia

    Does it have a hole in the bottom end? F1 will. Casing looks more rounded than an F1. I had one out of truck, sold it but have photos of it I'll check for you.
     
  3. Bader2
    Joined: May 19, 2014
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    Bader2

    That is not an f1 they have a flat top and a fill hole up top. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1453640541.975597.jpg
     
  4. butch27
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
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    Maybe an early Chevy.
     

  5. I will keep searching. It does look chevy design wise....
     
  6. My friend who gave it to me is pretty sure it's out of a '50 mercury meteor. I can't find a single pic of a steering box out of a '50 mercury meteor and he picked it up a long long time ago. Any feedback?
     
  7. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
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    Judging by the filler plug, and the mounting lugs, that box was intended to be mounted as it is in your vehicle. Whereas, the steering box in a '50 Meteor would have the sector shaft pointing downward, not to the side. That being the situation, it would not be configured as is yours.

    I do not know what it is for sure, by my first impression was beam axle Chevrolet truck or car.

    Ray
     
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  8. I think we're getting closer here! It's a long steering column too, would that mean truck?
     
  9. Thanks to Hnstray, i started hunting early chev boxes and found on eBay , 1933 chevrolet master steering box parts. They match! So Far it's looking like '33 chevy...
     
  10. Thanks to everyone's input , it triggered a memory in my buddies brain. The box is 100% out of a 36 buick. Now I can start the hunt for a pitman arm, thanks everybody!
     
  11. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
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  12. butch27
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
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    Uh: You're welcome.
     
  13. Thanks to you too butch27. I found a pitman arm by the way but with shipping the guy wants over $300 bucks for it and I just can't bring myself to buy it.
     
  14. Should probably start a new thread called "I have a 36 Buick box and need affordable pitman arm ideas"
     
  15. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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    Lots of pitman arms are interchangeable from different brands. Post a clear pic of the splined end, and a measurement of the diameter of the sector shaft before the splines.
     
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  16. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
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    alchemy's right.
    It was Ross, Saginaw, and Gemmer making the steering boxes, NOT Ford, Buick, Chev... so they made a few different designs of pitman arms to cover a multitude of applications.
    It's a Vendors search...
    We had an excellent source of pitman arms, steering masts, etc. in San Jose thru the '60s and '70s. It was L&S Power Steering. Owner Leonard had a room full of discarded steering boxes and parts. (never threw any steering part away)
    There was a wall with long steel pins that had pitman arms hanging, about 30 different ones. It was 'steering box heaven'...
     
  17. mink
    Joined: Oct 4, 2007
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    mink
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    from CT

    You should Measure up the major diameter of the spline, use a caliper. Some people hoard shit, I'm one of them. I have a lonely 1936 Chevrolet pitman arm that I kept. Your box looks familiar.
     

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