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Re: power steering ????
Since the bolt paterns are right on top of each other. (assuming the relocator plate shown is the one you
are using, not jusat a sample) I'd say its a draw, so long as the plate is thick enough not to flex.
Speaking of flex, since the frame is not designed (read gusseted and braced) for power steering, you
need to watch for frame flex. If you have any, the frame will work harden at the flex point, eventually
fracturing. PS puts more strain on the members so be thinking about where the strain is going. You can
do the basic install, and have someone crank the wheel back and forth while looking at the structure.
You might even clamp something to the opposit side to use a s a tellteil reference point, maybe a yardstick.
Angleing the box, that is more a function of the steering wheel input shaft angle. You dont want to get
the angle too steep or you can get some rotational speed differences, just like a driveshaft will. I have
never seen a CV universal, sized for steering, but maybe someone knows about one? if tha angle is withing
the univeral's working angle, go for it. Don't expect too much out of a rag joint on this subject though!