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Old 05-30-2004, 03:12 PM
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Angry 62 Nova steering

The steering on my 62 Nova leaves alot to be desired. I bought it with the V8 already dropped in,special oil pan etc..It still has the stock front end. Any suggestions? It is manual steering.Are Novas notorious for bad steering?
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Old 06-07-2004, 04:53 AM
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I'd take it to a reliable alignment shop. I've had several and they always steered and handled quite well. I did have a problem with bottoming out with one of them using 6 cyl. springs but fixed that with new springs,
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I'd start replacing parts. Look at the joints and bushings on everything to see what kind of shape they are in, and replace with quality parts what is needed. If doing that doesn't improve it enough, then take it to the shop. I try and always leave the shops for last because I tend to not trust any of them. Plus, if the parts are still the originals, they probably need replacing anyways.
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Don't expect the stock steering to be anything like a late-model car. It will be slow & a somewhat imprecise compared to a modern car. It should be much better than that of a '54 Chevy, however.
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