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    2nd gen F body steering box swap

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    78i6belair
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    2nd gen F body steering box swap

    Post  78i6belair on Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:08 am

    Hi there.

    I'm really wanting to swap out my original steering box on my 78 Bel Air sedan for a 2nd gen Camaro/Firebird quick ratio steering box.

    I was on rock auto and was looking at a steering box (A1 Cardone pn# 276510) for a 1978 Z-28 Camaro.

    Is this an ideal steering box to swap out or are there better ones for this mod? I'm after a higher steering effort (thicker torsion bar) and a 2.5 turns lock to lock.

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    Re: 2nd gen F body steering box swap

    Post  Z77impala on Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:47 pm

    whats the price on it? aftermarket units can be pretty pricey, might be worth it to just go for it. certainly is gonna be better than the stock one
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    Re: 2nd gen F body steering box swap

    Post  78i6belair on Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:25 am

    Hi there.

    It's $200 from my local parts supplier and I'm hoping this steering box has a thicker torsion bar (increased steering effort) and a quicker ratio than my original box (2.5 turns v.s 3.5 turns)

    I also hope that the pitman arm degree sweep it the same for a 77-96 B car as it is for a 70-81 F car. I believe that it's 87 degrees for a B car steering box.

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    Re: 2nd gen F body steering box swap

    Post  Z77impala on Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:08 pm

    i dont know about the degree sweep, but i swapped out my stock 77 unit for a 95 9c1 steering box, which is a direct bolt in. the flares in the ends were slightly different, and i just put them in to see if they would seal, and they did, havent leaked in over a year. these are about 2-2.5 turns

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