Borgeson steering box

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering and Chassis' started by DusterDaddy, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. DusterDaddy

    DusterDaddy sledgehammer mechanic FABO Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,263
    Likes Received:
    1256
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2011
    Location:
    Holmdel, NJ
    View My Photos
    Local Time:
    5:16 PM
    I just installed a Borgeson power steering box in my 74 Duster.

    Summit sent the box for 72 that has the smaller 1-1/8 pitman shaft

    Will a pitman arm for a 72 work in my otherwise stock 74 steering setup?
     
  2. *Pentastar

    *Pentastar New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2011
    Location:
    Leppävesi
    Local Time:
    12:16 AM
    No 72 armpit wont fit. Use 74 manual steering pitman arm MOOG K7075
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • DusterDaddy

      DusterDaddy sledgehammer mechanic FABO Gold Member

      Messages:
      2,263
      Likes Received:
      1256
      Joined:
      Apr 21, 2011
      Location:
      Holmdel, NJ
      View My Photos
      Local Time:
      5:16 PM
      Thanks men, got the 74 manual pitman arm and it’s going back together...
       
      • Like Like x 2
      • MileHighDart

        MileHighDart FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

        Messages:
        2,794
        Likes Received:
        1289
        Joined:
        Jun 3, 2004
        Location:
        Lyons, CO
        Local Time:
        10:16 PM
        Let us know how you like the box when it’s back on the road.
         
      • DusterDaddy

        DusterDaddy sledgehammer mechanic FABO Gold Member

        Messages:
        2,263
        Likes Received:
        1256
        Joined:
        Apr 21, 2011
        Location:
        Holmdel, NJ
        View My Photos
        Local Time:
        5:16 PM
        A034408B-93CA-43E8-A404-F851A8240F7F.jpeg 3D3DDF7F-17E9-443B-BF92-8BD73DE0ACA9.jpeg Ok men. The car is back on the road and man oh man, the box gives you great feel of the road at about the firmness of a modern Challenger.
        I am running stock V8 torsion bars, stock suspension with all Moog parts, along with a Hellwig sway bar.
        Only departure from the norm are the coil over front shocks that are normally run on Ford ranger pickups. The car stays nice and flat in the corners. A bit unconventional but it works great for me. They were a tip from the local Chrysler guru...
         
        Last edited: Oct 1, 2018
        • Like Like x 3
        • BigBlockMopar

          BigBlockMopar BigBlockMember

          Messages:
          1,499
          Likes Received:
          454
          Joined:
          May 1, 2011
          Location:
          Netherlands
          Local Time:
          11:16 PM
          The coil-overs just help the torsion bars do their job, which also shows that larger torsion bars (increased springrate) pretty much always improve ride quality and (even normal) handling.

          The Borgeson costs a bit of money but is well worth it and brings an old car's steering control up to a whole new level.
           
        • MileHighDart

          MileHighDart FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

          Messages:
          2,794
          Likes Received:
          1289
          Joined:
          Jun 3, 2004
          Location:
          Lyons, CO
          Local Time:
          10:16 PM
          Thanks for the update