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1967 Pontiac GTO - Converting standard steering to power steering


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11 hours ago, GTO-1967 said:

Hi.

I just recently purchased a 67 GTO that had a Rotisserie Restoration and an engine and transmission change.  The 400ci has been replaced with a 455ci and the four speed with a five speed.  I'd like to convert the standard steering to power.  Has anyone on the forum done this and could you tell me the things to consider when making such a change?  Thanks

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You will also need a new dual belt pulley for your water pump. You will have two belts now. One for the alternator and one for the power steering pump. Again Ames or most of the online catalogs should have what you need. Don't for get the power steering hydraulic Ines between the pump and the new steering box. For what it's worth, I would get a quick ratio steering box to make the steering more responsive since you have to replace the steering box anyway. Anything 16:1 or lower. Stock units were 24:1 which was about 4-4 1/2 turns lock to lock. 16:1 is closer to 3 lock to lock. Inspect your rag joint too.

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