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    Quick ratio steering box

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    Post  78i6belair on Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:00 am

    Hi there.

    I have a 1978 Bel Air sedan with a slow ratio (3.5 turns lock to lock) steering box that I would like to replace with a quick ratio unit(2.5 turns or less). Im aware that the Saginaw 800 series recirculating ball steering box was used in many GM cars and trucks but has anyone found that a particular box from a donor vehicle that works good?

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    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:10 pm

    I was just reading about this recently. Grab one out of a 9C1 equipped car, it's a faster ratio.

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    Post  slimwud on Wed May 20, 2020 8:08 pm

    Hello I have a 78 coupe my stock powersteering box is leaking and in need of replacement. I saw this post but will my lines still work on the 96 steering box? Are they both standard or is one metric? Are the spline for steering link the same as well. I have a youtube channel cfmechanic. Car is modified stroker motor stereo efi etc. I looked up on autozone first and a replacement is $770 pepboys said theres is 670 but i could get a deal and have it for $440. I have also been told a quick ratio won't be good on the street or drag strip is this true?

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