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605 power steering conversion for a 56 chevy

I am going to install a 605 power steering unit to my 56 Chevy car. Can anyone give me any tips and tricks to doing this? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks fellas.

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I did one of those conversions about 4 years ago in a 57.
I don't remember anything that would make it difficult. I think there is a conversion end for the draglink that is only needed if the car was originally equipped with PS.
The kit we used came from mc gauphys. Had a long sector shaft 605 box and a fabricated mount that used the original holes IIRC.
I do remember that the lower column mount/ floor trim plate wouldn't fit. Not sure if that was a mcgauphys part also or what.
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605 power stering

Classic Chevy had an article in its magazine on how to install. You might be able to visit their site and query for the article. If not let me know and I'll search thru my collection of past magazine.
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www.borgeson.com has been my answwer for that kind of thing..I am sure they can set You up..and they have complete kit and instructions just for that swap..including the pump..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..

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Do you have the 605 box yet? CPP (Classic Performance Parts) has a new "500" box that is said to be better and a direct replacement for the 605 box. I have the 605 box and I'm not crazy about it and thinking of upgrading to the new 500 box.
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Visit the Danchuk web site. They have some tech articles on installing some of their products and 605 steering box is covered.

update: just went to the Danchuk web site and cannot find the article, they must have pulled it for some reason.


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