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Old 07-23-2008, 07:31 AM
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67 Chevelle power steering upgrade problem

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I am a newbie to the forum so I apologize up front for any errors on my part...
Trying to convert my 67 Chevelle SS 396 to power steering. The old manual gear box had 3 bolts through the frame that I removed, no issues. The new powered steering gear I have is a 4 bolt pattern and the bolt holes do not line up. The lower 2 bolts are no problem and line up, but the upper bolt is too far away from the now open frame bolt hole. I was willing to use 3 of the four bolts but that won't even work now. I 'assume' I have the wrong steering gear, and it isn't really for this year Chevelle as advertised, or is there an additional bracket or machining work needs done? Thanks for any advice! -Dan
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I converted my 66 from manual to a quick ratio from a Trans Am, my biggest problem was the pitman arm. I don't remember any problem bolting the box to the frame. What kind of box have you got?
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Folks,
I am a newbie to the forum so I apologize up front for any errors on my part...
Trying to convert my 67 Chevelle SS 396 to power steering. The old manual gear box had 3 bolts through the frame that I removed, no issues. The new powered steering gear I have is a 4 bolt pattern and the bolt holes do not line up. The lower 2 bolts are no problem and line up, but the upper bolt is too far away from the now open frame bolt hole. I was willing to use 3 of the four bolts but that won't even work now. I 'assume' I have the wrong steering gear, and it isn't really for this year Chevelle as advertised, or is there an additional bracket or machining work needs done? Thanks for any advice! -Dan
The correct steering box will have four lugs for the bolts but only three will be used. It is a direct bolt-in for the manual box.
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Howdy! It has a Saginaw Steering Gear logo cast into the side of the housing, along with a big number 76 (year?) going vertically on the end next to the cap. The other castings on this unit are 5691676, along with what looks like a time of casting stamp of 42./. On the cap with the 4 bolts in it there are stampings of 027 2 on the flat surface and 7812145 on that same cover. The pitman arm has a casting of GM5679209 2-8B. I don't know what this gearbox is for, but I know it doesn't fit my application. Thanks for any info.!
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