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Old 02-18-2003, 05:14 AM
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I'm building a one-off 'Roth-style' 1927 Nash and it has a basic 'T' frame with radius rods. It came with traditional steer Saginaw 'Bear' steering box. I might be able to Vega box cross-steer it but may have clearance problems w/the spring behind axle design. It does have some type of aftermarket disc brake (Camaro) setup, with a steering arm on the bottom of the driver's side spindle. I want to keep the car 'kinda nostalgic' 50's-60's stlye but DO DRIVE my cars. My questions are: What did the Saginaw come from? and is it practical to replace? Should I simply replace it with a reversed Corvair box? Should I go to the work to make the Vega fit?? (of course,the steering arm would have to be reworked for the pass. side and clearance would be challenging!!) Thanks for any help from all you 'T' guys- I've always been a CUSTOM builder but now street rods are looking cool......I'm just a little 'green'... <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

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The Vega cross steer boxes came into popularity because they help reduce bumpsteer, especially with tube axles and a 4 bar setup, but you can use a reversed corvair box with a dead spring perch or panhard bar in the front and it will give satisfactory results.
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you will need to know what model saginaw you have as saginaw builds many different boxes, for many different manufacturers.
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