<VV> Steering Boxes
kentsu at corvairkid.com
Sun Oct 9 12:30:11 EDT 2005
The street rod application is why Flaming River is making the new boxes
using the Corvair design. I just installed one (purchased from Seth) for my
'66 white coupe and it's fantastic. I suppose there will still be a market
for rebuilt original Corvair boxes with the street rod crowd but, frankly,
since money is often no object with those sorts of projects, I suspect that
the Flaming River box will become the solution of choice as it becomes more
From: virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org
[mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] On Behalf Of henry kaczmarek
Sent: Sunday, October 09, 2005 9:23 AM
Cc: scott morehead
Subject: <VV> Steering Boxes
I have no ability to read Scott Morehead's mind. I have no idea what he's
doing with these steering boxes.
OTOH, I haven't seen any ad or representation that says Scott has gone into
the steering box rebuild/sales business either. At least not in any Corvair
literature or lists I am privy to.
I have been asked MANY times by T-Bucket Street Rodders, and other Hot Rod
types as well, for Corvair steering boxes, and they do offer to pay well for
them. But when the person says it's for a non-Corvair car, they get a
"Sorry, can't help you".
I DO know that 30 years from now if I need a steering box, I don't want to
have to buy a used one from a hot rod guy, he'll want 300.00 for it.
As has been mentioned here, prices for a rebuildable box run from 75 to 125
IFO refuse to make profit at the predictable prospect of not having steering
boxes available for the future.
I believe Larry Shapiro also offers 25 bucks for steeering boxes, I sold him
3 a few years back. Then again, I know they won't be going in a 34 T-Bucket
if Larry gets them.
Perhaps with so many requests for information, Scott will deign to enlighten
his prospective customers. Then again, he might tell us it's none of our
business what he does with them, and he would be well within his rights to
As for me, (and nothing personal against Scott)I have 6 steering boxes, and
I won't be selling any of them to anyone who's looking to buy in bulk, as I
would be reasonably certain they would be going to a NON Corvair vehicle.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Swiatowy" <mopar at jbcs2.net>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 09, 2005 8:54 AM
Subject: <VV> Re: Ran out of Steering Boxes need some more... $25
> Twice this summer while at a car show I have been approached by
> individuals asking me if I had any "extra" steering boxes available out of
> any parts corvairs, also received a phone call from someone as well
> requesting one. Now over the past several years I have also been receiving
> phone calls asking about Corvair telescopic steering columns that can be
> used in Corvettes, while the Corvair owner will pay $400 for a telescopic
> column, A vette owner will pay $800+.......
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