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Old 02-11-2005, 02:46 PM
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can a power steering box be rotated?

I have a box where the pitman comes off the bottom. can I rotate the whole box so the the pitman is on the side without messing with the hydraulics?
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Those things are stuffed w/ gear oil so there should be no problem w/ lube regardless how you configure it.
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steering box

How are you going to steer with the pitman arm going up and down instead of side to side?
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thanks Willys for helping out again, that makes my life easier because I already have the box. Bracketeer, I plan on taking the pitman arm off and rotating it so that when the steering is centered the pitman arm will point straight down. this is for a draglink style steering instead of a cross steer.

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i think i see

steering boxes have a stop. if you take the arm off and aim it down. it will only turn in one direction.
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isn't the stop internal? so as long as I have the steering centered when I remove arm, when I put it back on it will still be centered. Or am I missing something?

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Yes, all you need to do is be sure it still turns the right direction when you change position (i.e., the Corvair box must be turned upside down and the shaft made to stick out the other end when it is converted from factory cross steer to hot rod side steer) and that the pitman arm is in the correct position to move the wheels through the full swing before it hits the internal stops inside the box. You may need to file out a wide locating spline on the ID of the pitman arm (have to do this on a Corvair). The factory put these in there to force the pitman arm ot be properly indexed on the stock car but they get in the way on a modified installation. No big deal, just file them out so the spline can go on the sector shaft in any orientation.
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