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    Quick ratio steering box

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    78i6belair
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    Quick ratio steering box

    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?

    Thanks.
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    Sweet Seventy9
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    Re: Quick ratio steering box

    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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