<VV> Steering Boxes
Chris & Bill Strickland
lechevrier at earthlink.net
Sun Oct 9 16:00:19 EDT 2005
> I know they won't be going in a 34 T-Bucket
That's a pretty safe bet -- Ford ceased production of the "T" in 1927
with the introduction of the "A" in 1928.
Quick Ratio Corvair Steering Box From Flaming River Industries
"All new steering box manufactured from steel for strength with quick
ratio (3 1/2 turns lock-to-lock) for Corvair and autocross applications.
Heavy duty internal needle bearing design for longer life and smoother
In the sixties, the Corvair box was hot because you could polish the
aluminum case of the early gear, among other things:
" A staple of hot rods of the 60's and especially Gassers is the use of
the Corvair aluminum steering gear. As it comes from the car, it is set
up for cross steering (steers the passenger spindle) so it can't be used
for the classic parallel drag link common on cars of the era.
Fortunately, converting the gear for hot rod use is easier than passing
a Congressional wage increase ... "
Nostalgia is a big business these days, and what could be more nostalgic
of the sixties hot rod era than a Willys gasser ...
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