<VV> Steering gear trivia

Frank DuVal corvairduval at cox.net
Fri Oct 23 20:21:03 EDT 2015

Well, every short shaft early steering box I have is aluminum case. I 
didn't look at the 64s, 5s or 6s.

The short shaft lates (the splines are different, but you can modify an 
early to fit a late) are cast iron.

Maybe it is different suppliers (OK, different Saginaw plants?). Or 
somebody put low milage late short shaft boxes into some earlies that 
Smitty has.

More data needed for statistical analysis.

Frank DuVal

On 10/23/2015 2:25 PM, Smitty via VirtualVairs wrote:
> The other way around chronologically.   60 to 63 was aluminum.  64 to 
> 69 was cast iron.
> IIRC, open to other opinions.
> Frank DuVal
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
> Smitty Says;  I wasn't sure how to ask the question because in my 
> stash of boxes and shafts I have at least 3 fat shaft (63 and earlier) 
> assemblies with iron boxes on them.  My wagon which used to be a 62 
> has an aluminum box and a 64 shaft.  I didn't do it.

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