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Old 05-06-2004, 12:24 PM
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I'm restoring my '74 Nova, 350 AT, to be a weekend cruiser with about 350hp. I have the engine and tranny out. I plan on replacing just about everything, including front suspension and converting to front disc brakes. But I dont know what to do with the steering box.
Do I rebuild it or replace it with something else?

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A box out of a Z28 is supposed to have a quicker ratio.
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Check on these

85-88 monte carlo
88-96 impala or caprice
94-95 full size buick stamped FK,-KL
92-98 jeep grand Cherokee

All should bolt in, and are 12.7:1 ratio

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I put one of those AGR quick ratio steering boxes on my 70 Firebird. I'm happy with it. The response is a lot better than the stock box. It was a bolt on and bleed procedure. It cost about $350 from Summit. It sounds like a lot but a stock rebuild will cost about $280 from Auto Zone. Also, I believe that you pay more for a better quality product. At first, I bought the $28 rebuild kit from Auto Zone, but once I started disassembling the gear box I knew I was in over my head. I called a couple shops to get some advice on how to do the rebuild and they all said they don't even mess with them. They send them away. One guy said that if somebody wanted him to rebuild one he would charge them $500.
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Thank you all who have replied. Not sure what I will do but at least I have some options. I also have some time before I decide.
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rebuilding the box

i rebuilt a saginaw 800 out of a 70 chevelle. it took me quite a few days to get it completely apart and only a few hours to go back together. everything went back together smoothly. i wont be able to test it for a couple of months because i'm still engine less. i thought it would be worth the chance. it is more likely a waste of your time and effort than money and you always have the satisfaction.
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