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What steering box to use for cowl steering???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Sprout, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. Sprout
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    Model A tudor with 6" step and the body is not channeled. My question was what steering box you guys used, and with what sucsess??
     
  2. VAPHEAD
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  3. striper
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    Search. Its all on here
     
  4. 52pickup
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    look in the tech archives too, theres a couple good posts in there
     

  5. BMW, Ford, Volvo....lots of options and great threads on the subject.
     
  6. ROADRAT EDDIE
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    Profile sprint car box.....Keep the pitman arm short to slow it down, and the older one's are slower usually than the newer one's
     
  7. Sprout
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  9. lionsgarage
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    I am in process of building a 2:1 halfing gear for the midget box (all sprint car boxes are too quick for street IMHO. (8:1) should have prototype done mid aug for modified T project, (body narrowed 6") should be cool. Ill update when its done if you stay in touch.
     
  10. I have one of those for sale. It's the older cast iron version.
     
  11. Andy P
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    Have you not thought of using one of these?

    http://www.speedwaymotors.com/xq/aspx/dept_id.178/display_id.2025/qx/product.htm

    Reversed obviously.



     
  12. motor mikey
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    Forty Chevy. Works great.
     

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  13. fattie_mcgee420
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    heard early mustang works
     
  14. The same early Mustang used by '70s street rodders ?
    They were mounted with the pitman arm up,
    also known as "side steer".

    For cowl steering you want the pitman arm down.
     
  15. john56h
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    I'm planning to use a 40 Chevy box too, but not as a cowl steering setup. You happy with yours? I'm a little concerned it might be too slow of ratio, but with no power assist how quick could it be anyway?
     
  16. man-a-fre
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    Check out some antique combine boxes.
     
  17. fattie_mcgee420
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    wow, that sucks, my bad for leadin you in the wrong direction, i guess i need some suggestion for cowl steering boxes too...
     
  18. Moonglow
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  19. Anyone know if there is a major difference between 40 & 41 Chevy steering boxes? I just got a freebee '41 box/column assembly.
     
  20. Da' Bomb
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    So here's what I did.....Bought the Shroeder and used it for about a thousand miles. It looks bitchin', but the ratio (8:1) is a tad fast for the street. Not to mention the work out on the arms at low speed. I came across lionsgarage article that he submitted last December. I just this week brought home his version of the reducer (quickner upside down) It reduces effort 2:1 and is a bolt on to the Schroeder box. Looks beautiful too. Give Butch a shout.
    Pat
     
  21. Chris Casny
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  22. Maybe someone can do a comparison post,
    between the BMW 2002 and Mopar boxes ?

    Overall size,offset for input to output,length of stock pitman arm,ratio,etc.
     
  23. Joe King
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    I'll take one! I need it for that piece of crap Speednazi sold me
     
  24. SPEEDBARRONS
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    devils be gone! ^^^I have a chrome one, that you can't have
     
  25. Moonglow
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    When my sixties Mopar box gets to me (about a week) I'll measure it up and figure out the ratio, etc.
     
  26. I think the Mopar box is pretty bulky,compared to the BMW 2002,or the Volvo.

    But the Mopar box is easier to find.
     
  27. Pete1
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    Check out sprint car and midget power steering units...
    They can be had in many ratios and the ratio can be fine tuned with the pitman arm.(multi holes)
    NBC and KSE are 2 brands...There are many more.
     
  28. Check the ratio before springing bucks for a Sprint car box.

    Street boxes tend to be a lot slower ratio.
     
  29. sodbuster
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    Dumb question, but what year "Volvo"........there is a guy in KC that is a VOLVO nut and lives around the corner from us..........hmmm........maybe dig thru his parts pile.

    Chris
     

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