71 dart power steering conversion to manual steering question

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  1. shootr2506

    shootr2506 Member

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    hi all I have a 1971 dart 6 cyl car , has power steering but want to convert over to manual steering,do I need to change the Pittman arm that goes to the manual steering box .thanks
     
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    probably not.....best info

    Steering Box Info

    and you will need a longer shaft...lol...or an adapter...
     
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    what about just removing the belt
     
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    Dartnut I'm H.R. Shovin'stuff

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    Because that would be ridiculously unsafe.
    This would be along the same thinking of removing the front brakes to save weight or because they were making noise.
    ''But officer, the car still stopped...........eventually.''
    ''But officer, the car still steered...........kinda.''
    Explain that to the cops and insurance company when you have the inevitable accident why you modified a safety device on your car.
    And to boot, if you convert a car from power to manual steering properly, you save a lot of weight on the front end and will also have more clearance for headers etc.
     
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    Lol just need to know if I need to change the Pittman arm ,I know that the length needs the adopter
     
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    6pk2goDemon Mopar Mod Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    Pitman arm is the same for manual or power steering...