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: Manual Steering converter



cougarmoon
June 13th, 2001, 08:25 AM
Has anyone used the Manual steering converter advertised by all the parts houses? My power setup has given up the ghost and I'm considering a cheap conversion to manual. Appreciate opinions Pro or Con... Thanks

Logan
June 13th, 2001, 08:51 AM
I'm pretty sure the steering gearbox between a manual and power car is different. I just can't remember which way the ratio is different, up or down...

modifiedmark
June 13th, 2001, 09:57 PM
Manual box is slower ratio=easier to steer with no power. Power box is faster ratio = harder to steer with no power. I used to use a power box with no power steering in my dirt track cougar years ago. I was younger then and wouldnt do it again today. If your built like Hulk Hogan go ahead and convert to manual but I bet you wont like it. What gave up on your power setup? If you dont need all the pieces it shouldn be that expensive. I just rebuilt my p.s. control valve for like $40, and its not that hard to do.