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what power steering box fits a 75 granada?

Hey guys,

Anyone here knows what power steering box could be adapted to a 75 Granada? I don't mind doing lots of fabrication, I tried a F series box but it turns the wrong way and the chevy boxes have the sector gear too short to fit in the granada's cheassis.

I want a real steering box power unit, not that strange hydraulic ram and control valve that comes oem.

My brother's 75 lincoln has a box that looks like it would fit but it's kinda bulky and I bet expensive and scarce.

I found at Steering Rack and Steering Box at Wholesale Prices from Car Steering a box for a Maverick that looks like it would fit but I'm not sure, please guide me to shop for a rigth box.

thanks a lot for helping.

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Mini truck?

some guys are using toyota pickup power boxes, smaller that the big car ones. The stock granada, monarch ,versaille hydralic cylinders hang too low and the hoses are easily damaged on speed bumps. ON a Stock height car.
The granada suspension is similat to the 65 mustang and they sell rack & pinion kits for those cars, I don't know how close the dimensions are.

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Toyota.. that sounds interesting, I was focused on detroit iron parts only, thanks for the tip.
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Agusto - with your fab skills, I would be looking for a rack and pinion rather then a sloppy gear and sector or recirculating ball box. Just remember that vintage Granada is really a pretty hefty car, especially in the front and choose whatever you use accordingly.

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My first tough was a rack and pinion but the oil pan of the big 300 motor leaves no room for one, at least not for a power unit. I've seen the kits for the early mustangs that have nearly the same dimensions but sadly I have no room for one, I even toght of using a flat oil pan with an external oil pump but that is too much for this car.
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ford van ?

Have you looked for an oil pan out of a Ford VAn. When I have done Ford 460 swaps I have had to use the Van oilpan, pickup and mounting stud. .
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My motor actually came off a E350 van, the problem is that the oil pump is right over the crossmember, I reversed the bottom of the pump, extended the pickup tube to the front and flatened the rear as much as possible, but still little room was left, just enough for the crosslink of the steering, it even sligthly rubs the pan when is fully turned left which annoys me, definitely no room for a power rack, this is why I'm after a power box.

The problem is that ford uses a rear steering mechanism and most other manufactures use front steering systems, I have tought of swapping the spindles to something like chevy units to use a more conventional steering system, but that involves lots of time and money which I have neither these days

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My motor actually came off a E350 van, the problem is that the oil pump is right over the crossmember, I reversed the bottom of the pump, extended the pickup tube to the front and flatened the rear as much as possible, but still little room was left, just enough for the crosslink of the steering, it even sligthly rubs the pan when is fully turned left which annoys me, definitely no room for a power rack, this is why I'm after a power box.

The problem is that ford uses a rear steering mechanism and most other manufactures use front steering systems, I have tought of swapping the spindles to something like chevy units to use a more conventional steering system, but that involves lots of time and money which I have neither these days

My '31 uses a Dodge Omni R&P and rear steer. It's quite narrow, but other Chrysler products might have a wider rear steer and for a bit heavier car - I just don't get into MoPar products for anything else, so really don't know much about their other cars

This is what that Omni R&P look like:



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Dave, searching the web I just found that Borgeson has a box that does exactly what I want, a bit pricey but is direc bolt on fit. Seems like it's worth paying for it. They also have conversion kits for all the fords that use that stupid ram power assist.
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Dave, searching the web I just found that Borgeson has a box that does exactly what I want, a bit pricey but is direc bolt on fit. Seems like it's worth paying for it. They also have conversion kits for all the fords that use that stupid ram power assist.
Thanks a lot for helping.
Now, I am embarrassed!!! I just got a new Borgeson catalog along with 2 pieces of stainless shafting to replace the painted carbon steel - and never even thought to look there. Good company to work with - I generally chat with them at a couple shows each year. Let us know how you make out

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