Power Steering Box question

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    My power steering box is leaking....everywhere. So I decided to order a new one from Rock Auto. The box arrived today, but it's way smaller than the power steering box that's in the car.

    Anyone aware of a smaller power steering box? Will it fit in place of the larger box? I sure hope I don't have to send it back for credit.

    Almost forgot.... car in question is a 1974 Valiant Brougham, V8 (if that matters).
     
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    Was that one of the Cardone boxes, I have one on order from summit been waiting almost 6 weeks, its on back order, dont hear very good things about Cardone, was thinking of doing it myself but I dont want to get into something I may not be able to finish. So I'll spin the wheel and see what happens.
     
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    The only smaller power steering gear I am aware of is aftermarket, Borgenson or something like that.
    As far as I know, all OEM are the same size.
     
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    Pic?
     
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    did they send you a manual box?
     
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      Will try and post some pics tonight
       
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      Hey all...figure I should update this post. Basically, I had a brain fart, with the stove on my right intake manifold a contributor. The steering box I got from Rock Auto, a Cardone rebuilt was a perfect fit.

      Thanks all for the input on this unnecessary wild goose chase.
       
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        How is box performance ??
         
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        Tough to say. Not leaking anymore, but I think my ps pump is shot now. Likely from prior owner running it dry too many times with the box leaking so bad.
         
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        Why anyone would buy a non firm feel box baffles me
         
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        I for one will tell you why. I bought one from firm feel. And there is nothing firm feeling about it!
         
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        Roy, would firm feel not take it back and fix it? Or didn't you pursue that? Honestly curious as I have heard good things about the boxes, customer service and I was planning on using one!

        thanks,

        CE
         
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          They have been nothing but amazing for me and my projects
           
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            Maybe they are much better now? I don't know. I bought the one in my Dart over 10 years ago. It didn't leak and worked, I just couldn't tell one bit of difference between a bone stock one and one of theirs? Still has that way to easy steering feel to it.
             
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            Any they have different levels you can go with. Hands down the best mod per $ spent
             
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            I don't have experience with the Firm Feel box, but I have a Borgeson soon to arrive today so I'm hoping that will be the "Hands down best mode $ spent". Plan to install it 4th of July weekend.