<VV> Steering gear trivia

Frank DuVal corvairduval at cox.net
Sat Oct 24 01:39:36 EDT 2015

I was just looking at a Clark's "We Buy List", and they also list the 60 
to 63 steering boxes as aluminum.

Frank DuVal

On 10/23/2015 8:21 PM, Frank DuVal via VirtualVairs wrote:
> 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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