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Steering box upgrade

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 29SX276, May 24, 2010.

  1. 29SX276
    Joined: Oct 19, 2003
    Posts: 469

    29SX276
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    Gents;Your ideas please.My wife has a '46 Chevy Aero-Sedan with the stone stock front end(all new NOS parts).The car has a 350 with a 350 Turbo transmission. The front tyres are 205 x 15's. She finds the steering very heavy and I was wondering if I can up grade the steering box with a more modern unit that will reduce the steering effort.It's a real pain to parallel park.
    I've also considered installing a Mustang 11 kit from C.E.,but it's a lot of bucks to fork out.The good thing is that this kit is a bolt in much like the original cross member.
    Thanks for your input.
     
  2. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 26,149

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    sure someone here has done upgrade for Chevy like yours. search Chevys of the 40's, etc for mounting plate/pitman arm. likely best to use a something like a GM 525 manual box. I had a '47 Ford that I went with a Vega box on-was not a simple bolt on even with right parts. It made a good difference, but not major. Adapting some type of rack or power steering only things to make big difference. Must II or the like a good way to go, but lots to do and as long as eng/trans out might end up going thru them, then a steering column upgrade, etc.
     
  3. 29SX276
    Joined: Oct 19, 2003
    Posts: 469

    29SX276
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    Jalopy Joker; Thanks for your input;I'll check out that Chevs of the Forties site.
     

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