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65 steering box. Replace/rebuild or....?
« on: December 06, 2018, 10:27:52 AM »
Hi,

steering has lots of play and suspension mechanic has said he'd be looking at the steering box as the culprit. It has a good 1/8 of a wheel turn of slop before any action. Sound like it may be the the box? Column? All looks like original factory setup (but what would i know).

Thoughts? ideas?

Ebayed steering boxes.....holy crap, price-wise, but it is what it is.

Someone that rebuild or recoes them?  Central Coast NSW. Auto, LHD, V8.

Cheers.

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Re: 65 steering box. Replace/rebuild or....?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 10:31:01 AM »
I think the problem with rebuilding them is non-replaceable parts like worm gears etc get worn.

Have a read of this:
http://www.stangerssite.com/CanISteeringBox.html

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Re: 65 steering box. Replace/rebuild or....?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 10:38:10 AM »
Thanks Dwayne.

The summary is my concern. Seems very specialised and fraught with potential issues that are best handled by a steering box reconditioner. Which leads me to.....are there any? A clue as to prices (depends what is worn obviously), but is there anyone here with their experience?

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Re: 65 steering box. Replace/rebuild or....?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 10:56:03 AM »
Maybe start by giving Big Al a call about it.  If he can't, he'll probably know someone who may be able to do it.

I have a manual steering box here you're welcome to have. I'm going with a Borgeson box and '68 collapsible column in my project so don't need it.

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Re: 65 steering box. Replace/rebuild or....?
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 10:56:13 AM »
Hi,

steering has lots of play and suspension mechanic has said he'd be looking at the steering box as the culprit. It has a good 1/8 of a wheel turn of slop before any action. Sound like it may be the the box? Column? All looks like original factory setup (but what would i know).

Thoughts? ideas?

Ebayed steering boxes.....holy crap, price-wise, but it is what it is.

Someone that rebuild or recoes them?  Central Coast NSW. Auto, LHD, V8.

Cheers.


1. The play is adjustable. You can typically adjust it once during the life of the car.

2. If the gears are worn, it is NOT rebuildable UNLESS, you have the gears welded then recut.

3. The ONLY thing a "rebuilder" can do is replace the bearings and washers.

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Re: 65 steering box. Replace/rebuild or....?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 04:32:29 PM »
Ring Alan on +61 438 360 193 he rebuilds them in Victoria
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Re: 65 steering box. Replace/rebuild or....?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 10:02:46 PM »
Have a look at the Flaming River steering boxes.
Mine replaced a worn out original and I couldn't be happier.
I think it was a straight swap over. No modifications.
http://www.flamingriver.com/index.php/products/c0011/s0003
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Re: 65 steering box. Replace/rebuild or....?
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2018, 10:54:53 AM »
Give Adam at steering excellence a call top bloke.
He rebuilt my steering box, valve body and steering ram,  steering feels great
He,'s located St clare western Sydney. Post it if you have to

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Re: 65 steering box. Replace/rebuild or....?
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2018, 06:16:23 PM »
Ring Alan on +61 438 360 193 he rebuilds them in Victoria

Alan fixed my worn steering box. He is a member of a number of hotrod clubs and does a lot of fabrication work for them. He might be able to help you with someone in Sydney.

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Re: 65 steering box. Replace/rebuild or....?
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2018, 10:03:36 PM »
Thanks guys. Seems Im making a few calls on Monday :phone:

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Re: 65 steering box. Replace/rebuild or....?
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2018, 04:05:18 PM »
I went down this path, but then combined with a leaking power steering control valve, I decided to go with the Borgeson Power steering kit.
Just finished installing and couldn't be happier.
I originally had a 19:1 box and the borgeson is 14:1, so much quicker steering. No control valve or ram to leak.
I just need to increase the caster now to provide better back to center feel.
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Re: 65 steering box. Replace/rebuild or....?
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2018, 02:16:54 PM »
If Your in Sydney, you can try APS Automatic located out at Richmond north western Sydney, they have rebuilt steering boxes for me over the past 30 years, for my old falcons and hilux.

http://www.apsautomatics.com.au/main/page_services_power_steering.html

Otherwise give Big Al's mustangs Blacktown a call and see if he can hook you up with a replacement, there are many aftermarket high quality replacements about, he can do supply and install if need be.

 

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