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Old 01-28-2006, 08:28 AM
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Steering - want quicker ratio for 66 truck

My 66 pickup has already been converted to later model Power Steering (via a bolt on adapter plate) , but I want a quicker ratio. I THINK it now has a steering box from a early 70's pickup.
What other boxes will fit the truck and supply a quicker ratio. The current steering is way to light and offers no feel whatsoever. I think AGR and others offer new boxes, but I was hoping to go the junkyard or e-bay route.

Any help would be great!

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Any help would be great!

A longer Pitman arm will make the steering QUICKER.....
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Steering boxes

www.borgeson.com there are not that many patterns of those steering boxes..they may have something that will work for you..

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A longer Pitman arm will make the steering QUICKER.....
If you put a longer pitman arm, put the matching idler arm too. If you want some more road feel try adjusting the pressure valve in the pump for less pressure.
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I was considering the longer pittman arm/idler arm route, but I think I'd rather swap the box out. I looked at borgeson, flaming river, and AGR.

I guess i am mainly trying to find out what fits off of passenger cars. Seems there are a lot of different boxes, but I don't know if other 800 series boxes will bolt on. Are they all the same overall dimensions and have the same output spline and output location? I can get whatever adapters are needed for the hoses and the input side.

If the g-body or f-body boxes work, i can get one of those.
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I'm thinking the bolt holes are on the wrong side. Car boxes bolt to the inside of the frame, and truck boxes bolt to the outside.

A later-model truck box might be quicker, but it would likely be just as lacking in feel as yours.
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Went the high dollar route anyway

Even though I was hoping to avoid spending so much, I ordered a new 12:1 box from AGR. They are pretty close to my house and I'll get the box next week.

Thanks to those who replied!!
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cjr products in n.c. can Tailor your steering box to fit your needs they do it for the biggest part of the cup an bush teams they did mine for my nova ever driver has his own feel so thats what they do if your new box don't work out give them a call (336)766-2710 www.cjrproducts.com
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