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Thinking of switching to manual steering box would I just need the pitman arm and box with the long steering shaft answers greatly appreciated thanks!
 

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Thinking of switching to manual steering box would I just need the pitman arm and box with the long steering shaft answers greatly appreciated thanks!
Pitman arm and rag joint. I had everything new to switch to power steering, but sold it all, sold my original box and kept my quick ratio manual box I bought off of Ebay.
 

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Yeah trying to gain a little clearence with headers bought the headman huslers but it’s hitting steering box kinda bad I dented the primary in pretty good and still grabbing box

Thinking of switching to manual steering box would I just need the pitman arm and box with the long steering shaft answers greatly appreciated thanks!
Pitman arm and rag joint. I had everything new to switch to power steering, but sold it all, sold my original box and kept my quick ratio manual box I bought off of Ebay.
 

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Yeah trying to gain a little clearence with headers bought the headman huslers but it’s hitting steering box kinda bad I dented the primary in pretty good and still grabbing box
I'd just bash the headers some more. lot cheaper than buying a whole new box and it doesnt do much to the airflow...
 

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Yeah just found out the aren’t gonna work they hit the idler arm and can only run the car one way
Yeah trying to gain a little clearence with headers bought the headman huslers but it’s hitting steering box kinda bad I dented the primary in pretty good and still grabbing box
I'd just bash the headers some more. lot cheaper than buying a whole new box and it doesnt do much to the airflow...
 

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You need the idler arm, too.
There are at least two, and I believe three, different lengths. If you mis-match the idler and pitman arm, you'll get screwy steering geometry.
 

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ThatÂ’s gonna change the idler from hitting my primary ?
No. But if you convert to manual, you need an idler that matches the pitman arm.

The only thing that's going to keep the idler from hitting those headers is to throw the headers away, or move the steering components somewhere else - like the trunk.
 

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Hahahaha yeah I know I just hear there’s little better clearence with that manual steering box and stuff. And looking at some super comps and gonna change all the steering to manual
ThatÂ’s gonna change the idler from hitting my primary ?
No. But if you convert to manual, you need an idler that matches the pitman arm.

The only thing that's going to keep the idler from hitting those headers is to throw the headers away, or move the steering components somewhere else - like the trunk.
 

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I have a complete manual steering setup in my stash of parts. It's used ('68 4-door), and a slow-ratio box, but complete.
I plan to use it on the next project. But if you're still in this pickle in about 8-9 months, send me a PM if you're interested. By then, I should have made up my mind about what I'm using. (There's also a power steering box, and a manual box from a '76 pickup.)
 
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