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Old 08-30-2003, 02:53 AM
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Pro touring setup on 64 Impala?

I'm looking for some suspension suggestions as well as ideas on how to tighten up the steering (it's currently a very..eh...relaxed 5.5 turns lock to lock)

I'm thinking now to put poly bushings in, bilstein shocks and new, stiffer springs and shocks. A frong disc swap along with some 15x7 or 16x7 (maybe 8...) wheels is in the works as well.

What kind of options do I have to put a tighter steering box in? I'd like to have about 2.75 turns lock to lock, like out of a C4 corvette or 3rd gen Fbody if at all possible.

Any crucial suspension components I'm overlooking, or good sources to get the pieces from would be much appreciated, thanks.
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I have some parts that I am selling for 58-64 Impalas. I have front and rear 1 inch diameter Addco swaybars, Mike McGauhhy's two inch dropped spindles and 1 inch lowering springs. These spindles use 79-86 metric brakes from Malibu,Monte Carlo,and ect.
A used 605 steering box and bracket that bolts to the frame and the shortened steering shaft. All these parts are new except fot the steering box and have never been bolted on the car. I am asking $700.00 plus the cost of shipping. I am selling because i am planning to build a tube chassis for my car and will not need these parts.

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Old 09-01-2003, 12:40 AM
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Whats a 605 steering box? Whats involved in the install, and how many turns lock to lock is it?
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A 605 STEERING BOX COMES OUT OF A MALIBU,MONTE CARLO,GRAND PRIX AND OTHER CARS LIKE IT. I DO NOT KNOW HOW MANY TURNS LOCK TO LOCK IT IS. THEY USE THESE IN MOST 55-57 CHEVY CONVERSIONS AND OFFER THE KIT FOR 58-64 B BODIED CARS. THE BRACKET THAT I HAVE BOLTS TO THE STEERING BOX AND HAS DIFFERENT HOLES DRILLED INTO IT SO IT CAN BE BOLTED USING THE STOCK HOES IN THE FRAME. IN ORDER TO USE IT YOUR CAR MUST HAVE BEEN EQUIPTED WITH MANUAL STEERING STEERING FROM THE FACTORY. IT USES THE PITMAN ARM FROM THE MANUAL BOX. ALL THE STEERING GEOMETRY IS KEPT STOCK. THE ONLY THING THAT HAD TO BE MODIEFIED WAS THE STEERING ROD. HAD TO HAVE A 1 1/2 CUT OUT.

YOU CANNOT USE A 3RD GEN CAMARO OR A C4 STEERING BOX BECAUSE THEY HAD RACK AND PINION.
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My Impala came with power steering from the factory, what are my options with that?
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You are kind of stuck with that type of setup unless you want to swap out the manual steering linkage from a doner car. those early cars had a totally different power steering setup than what the 65 and newer cars had. I do not know how worn out your steering components are but a new power steering control valve is 249.00 and the slave cylinder is 199.00. Maybe someone ealse has some ideas. But I do particulary care for the power steering setup that is on your car. They tend to leak and there is alot of hoses under there.
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