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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-06-2001, 03:56 PM
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mid 70s GM steering box (Farm Jeep?)

Heard that the mid 70 GM style steering box with the big "76" stamped on it has the bigger bearings and such.
I have looked into this and just need to know what motor for say... a 75 Firebird
They ask for the susp. Either a reg. or sport susp.
The other thing that they ask about is the motor
6cyl or the V8
Thanks for the help.
The person that I had origionally talked about this swap, has lost contact with me
He tells me of Farm Jeep
Tells that he did this also

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HEI, 32/36, Centerforce,
Rear Scout 44, Front 30 geared and locked
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-06-2001, 05:41 PM
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Re: mid 70s GM steering box (Farm Jeep?)

None of that matters, all the boxes are good enough. If it has 3 bolts you can drill and tap a fourth.


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Re: mid 70s GM steering box (Farm Jeep?)

The Saginaw box with the 76 on it is a little beefier. I am not sure where you would find one. I would probably look in some of GM's heavier platforms, i.e. 75' Caprice, or some other land yatch of that vintage. I have a regular saginaw, and the only external difference you can see is the 76 on the box. I think it was Advance Adapters where I found some info on the conversion. There was another page on it too. I think it was somewhere on the jeep/swb page. I can't remember.
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Re: mid 70s GM steering box (Farm Jeep?)

I have one...pics are on the FOR SALE board.........It has the '76' in it....
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Re: mid 70s GM steering box (Farm Jeep?)

90 % of all Gm has the 76 box. The 76 does not refer to strength but design of box. The truck box is a 4 bolt box which is more desireable but the three bolt is still a good box. Motors does not matter except in pump brackets bolt up. My box is from a 76 monza due to fact it had a 231 motor which is same as mine. 85 up has metric hose fitting so get same year pump. Bigger the car bigger the turning radius. Pitman arm will be a bear to get off so look for a box with the right pitman arm. battle cruisers will have a flat pitman arm. You can buy very good used pump,box,pitman arms and bracket in junk yards for less than $50

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Re: mid 70s GM steering box (Farm Jeep?)

I was looking at a mid 70s firebird but dont know what size motor
6 cly.?
They asked about the motor size at a few places
Is the box design different?
6cyl is $70 cheaper new (I want to bolt it to my 84 CJ pump and new hoses)
Just trying to figure this out
Larger the car, better the turning rad.?
Should I be looking for maybe 6 cyl pu-trucks?


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HEI, 32/36, Centerforce,
Rear Scout 44, Front 30 geared and locked
Warn axles, 8274, T-18, 35 MT/Rs, York set-up, ect...


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Re: mid 70s GM steering box (Farm Jeep?)

Same radius on all...sports cars have less assist, big cars more assist, some have variable ratio

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Re: mid 70s GM steering box (Farm Jeep?)

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HEI, 32/36, stump puller clutch,
44/30 axles both geared and locked
Warn axles, 8274, T-18, 35 MT/Rs, York set-up, ect...


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Re: mid 70s GM steering box (Farm Jeep?)

The v-8 box has the variable assist...little assist right off center, with greater assist the farther you turn the wheel, so it isn't squirrely on-road, and is easy to crank around off-road. The '76' does refer to the box design as well. If you get the aforementioned v-8 box from the Camaro/Firebird of the same vintage as your jeep, it should have the same fittings...it will be the 4 bolt...and it will have larger bearings/etc. inside it than the standard GM p/s boxes do (yes, I know they're not GM boxes). As for the standard versus sport suspension, not sure, I wasn't asked when I swapped mine in...I'd guess the sport suspension. All of 'em will bolt in like Brownbagg said. But, the box you're looking for is, unlike what he said, built sturdier than the standard ps box... As far as the safety of the quicker steering ratio goes, you can decide that...I've been very pleased with it on my 4" lifted CJ5.



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Re: mid 70s GM steering box (Farm Jeep?)

I thank-you very much

Chu
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YJ-7
HEI, 32/36, stump puller clutch,
44/30 axles both geared and locked
Warn axles, 8274, T-18, 35 MT/Rs, York set-up, ect...


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