Steering box recommendations

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  1. OcalaRoadKing

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    OK all you experts out there. Looking to do something with my steering box. A little too sloppy for me and I don't like it. Any suggestions for a new or rebuilt manual steering box. I appreciate the help. Thanks!!
     
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    I saw new ones in Classic. Those prices are up their. Yes the worn out gears are not cheap. They have us at their mercy. You just can't go and pull one out of a junk yard any more. :(
     
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    I was wondering if any one new how many petty blue road runners were produced ? I have one and no one seems to know.
     
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    After 50 year's those stat's have long since been gone. When Plymouth died those record's where probably trashed. I can't even fine the dealer ship where mine was sold from. There is a registry that some guy's are entering their cars on. But how many people are entering their car's on this. We may never know the exact number of the cars produced in the different color's. I would say just be proud you have the Petty Blue one. Their is one other one that has been on here recently bought and repainted. Too be restored. Good luck and that is a good color for the car. Russ. :thumbsup2:
     
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    Thanks Russ ,I cant find a lot of info either ,my car cam from N. C. I live in Columbia S.C. and I purchased mine from the orig. owner .I found another one in my town in need of a restore but he wont sell. Cant blame him. Lol
     
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    The records for colors produced were gone long before Plymouth went away along with Dodge and Chrysler.
     
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    It seems the quicker ratio would be harder to turn.
     
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    I ate my spinach!! Now I will be able to turn that steering wheel on my runner!!!!! Pop pie.png
     
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    Thats what i was thinking. but then I was also thinking, how much harder can it be to turn than it already is?
     
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    I liked the Electric steering that Oscar is putting in to his car. That is a good idea. But the power draw is a lot and I know about electric motor's and their reliability. Think I will wait and see how people like them and what if any problem's they have before doing that. We know power steering pull's hp from the motor also and if the belt brake's to it then it is like driving a Mack Truck. Those steering boxes in classic are rebuilt I think. Mine did not feel like it had slop in it but did not drive it but into the garage to start restoring it. :thumbsup2:
     

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