Power Steering Questions

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  1. AJ/FormS

    AJ/FormS 68 B'cuda fb, Form S clone ... 367/A833/3.55s FABO Gold Member

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    I am a streeter.
    If you use the Mopar box, IMO, it will need to be de-sensitized. A lot. Mine is a 3.5turns lock to lock, and I use a 13" fat foam-rimmed steering wheel.
    I was not able to get good results from the Federal pumps, mine could not keep up in rapid left/right work. The Saginaw was an instant improvement. But my combo required a custom pressure hose; I just grabbed something off the jobber's wall.
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  2. Red_Duster

    Red_Duster Well-Known Member

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    Ok guys, got the pump on the way from Andy, pulleys on the way from CVF, I’ll get lines made locally... that just leaves the box. I was looking and borgeson ( more than I wanted to spend but I only want to do it once...) an I saw it says 67 to 72.
    I didn’t get a chance to measure pitman arm size, since I want to drive it until everything is here, but the pitman stud nut is on the bottom of the centerline. That’s large sector right?

    So if I get the Borgeson box do I need a pitman arm as well?
     
  3. AndyF

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    You'll need to measure it to be sure but since you have a manual steering box it should be small sector. And you should be able to reuse your existing pittman arm if you buy the matching PS box. Of course, if you existing pittman arm is shot then it doesn't really matter. So you'll have to crawl under there and look it over before you decide what to do.
     
  4. Red_Duster

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    The front end was rebuilt not too many years ago, so if I can use my current pitman, that would be great. From research, it looks like all manuals other than vans were small sector? I also found a Bergman coupler that will work with the Borgeson box without having to cut the column back like with the Borgeson coupler. So looks like that and a small sector box are the next orders.
     
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    Red_Duster Well-Known Member

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    For those of you who have pulled a manual box with a similar setup, did you have to pull the driver side header or will there be enough room to wiggle it out? I planned to jack the engine up for a bit more clearance. Sounds like the borgeson will drop in a lot easier than the old one coming out.
     
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