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Old 01-28-2005, 06:09 AM
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Switching to Manual Steering

Ok, well, It's nice having fingertip easy steering, but I like the feel of a manual box even better, dunno, maybe just me. Also, tired of the whole power steering/header bracket situation and also I got hoses that are leaking on me now, I could just replace the hoses, and call it a day, but I'm really wanting to put a manual box in there.

This is on a 71 chevelle, I know at least a 68-72 A-Body should interchange, but that stuff is hard to find around here in SE Kansas, especially at the right price. So if any of you know what other vehicles I should look for, let me know, also, what is usually a good going price for a decent manual box. If I have to change the pitman arm, that isnt a problem, just looking for a manual box that will bolt right in, and have a decent ratio.

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Old 01-28-2005, 06:49 AM
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I'm not sure about the A bodies but the G bodies are the same as the S10.
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Old 01-28-2005, 10:23 AM
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Almost all GM cars with manual steering boxes will work. From what I have seen and read the bolt holes for mounting it are the same pattern. Keep the pitman arm from the donor and original,that way you have one if one gets damaged during removal.Mine is from an S-10,but I found out later that most any box would work.I threw mine on in about 30 minutes,Replace the tie rod ends while you are at it if they are old.Check the center link and lube all grease zerts while you are at it.
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