1966 300 power to manual steering

Early C Bodies - The Slab Side Years

  1. NormanPlombe

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    I scored a NOS pitman on ebay for 25 bucks. Boxes are easy to find. The column section is what's going to hold me up. I'd really like to use all stock parts from a manual steering C body. I want this to be a bolt in that's reversible should someone want to return to power steering.
     
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    And he wins an Iggy.
     
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    stubs300 Senior Member

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    So you do all these changes but yet you decide to use the old, antiquated, single pot reservoir instead of upgrading to a dual Master reservoir. May a brake line fail on your first test drive! You really are a special kind of stupid aren't you?
     
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  4. NormanPlombe

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    Dude, shouldn't I put anti-locks on it too? Jeez..why do you mess with old cars at all? I moved to Arizona to carry guns, ride my Harleys with out a @#$%^& helmet and leave my clocks alone year 'round. I buy '68 and older cars so I don't have to wear a friggin' seat belt. Sometimes being "a special kind of stupid" looks exactly like being a bold American son. Either way, keyboard warrior, I doubt you'd talk that way to my face.
     
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    I'm sure the majority of this board will agree with me on installing a dual reservoir master cylinder, go eat some Turkey!
     
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    Our hobby is driven by individuality. Each of us has our unique idea of what we want, and how our car(s) should be built. Some restore to what the car was when it left the factory. Some customize. Some........ And each of us has the responsibility to respect this individuality. Respect is important.
     
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    Check out Firm Feel Inc., Steering and Suspension. They offer an adapter for adapting a manual steering box to a power steering column.
     
  8. LocuMob

    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I agree with the dual circuit brake upgrade. I've been fortunate enough to have mine go out on a gravel road with no traffic, right by the house. Stopping is a must, armstrong steering is a choice.
     
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    The single pot mc was fine, in their day, when these cars were new we pulled a travel trailer all over the country. However with the age of our cars now and the easy enough upgrade to a dual mc it’s a no-brainer.
     
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    I suppose I'm one of the few fools here that doesn't worry a bit about a single pot M/C. The key is using quality parts & doing regular fluid flushes. I also make sure the entire brake system is in perfect working order along with the emergency brake and convert all drum adjusters to manual to make sure it stops straight & true. You would enjoy this car of mine Norman, a very minimalist '65 Satellite that is totally manual. Very fun to drive. I bought in Lake Havasu, very close to Kingman.
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    Hey, you can't worship Lemay AND Nader. Pick a friggin' side, man. Anyhow, I don't base my inclinations on popularity. I'm driving a fifty five year old!@#$%^& mauve droptop Chrysler, for s#!t's sake! Please stop talking, I can barely see for rolling my eyes everytime I read your whiney comments. Simplicity is the greatest safety feature.
     
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    And you're a legend in your own mind!
     
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    K-L-E-A-N!!! Richard Petty would be proud! (moment of silence)
     
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    Looks like Santa knows his stuff. I finally got my manual steering parts all in one place. There is a LOT of misinformation out there, and a lot of "experts" that ain't. Anybody looking for a C body power steering pump and box? Once I get this on and shaken down, I'll sell the used stuff.

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    Yes! I can use that power steering box. Lemme know price / availability.

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