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11/24/10 4:11am - Original Message: 'New Steering parts'
79rebuild
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Yelm, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1979 L82 4 speed Scat 383 crank 190 cc Procomp Aluminum Heads 202 160 stainless valves GM Powder metal rods Speedpro H860CP Hypereutectic pistons 280 cam hydralic HEI Pro comp 1.6 roller rockers Mighty Demon 750 Sanderson CC1AP Hedders.

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From the steering gear box to the tie rod ends, was rebuilt with new parts. The linkage, drag link etc... was corrosion inhibited and painted. The linkage was put on the car and then taken off to mount the rack and pinion. The original had only been driven in and out of the garage. 

The Rack and Pinion is not for sale.

 I'm putting this up sale or trade here first. 

Cleaned painted, Gear box: Rebuilt
Power steering cylinder: New
Ram Slave Cylinder: New 
Hoses: New

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11/24/10 10:50am - Reply: 'New Steering parts'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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I don't need the steering parts, but I dig the laptop on the workbench!! Very cool

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11/24/10 8:24pm - Reply: 'New Steering parts'
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enterprise, AL - USA

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1978 silver anniversary vette l-48

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just curious. where did the Rack and Pinion?  was it hard to install?

thnx


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11/24/10 8:44pm - Reply: 'New Steering parts'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

Vette(s):
1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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Steeroids. I have the same kit. Took my time and had it done in 6 hours. All bolt on. No cutting or welding necessary. 

Major improvement IMHO. Thumbs Up


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11/25/10 3:17am - Reply: 'New Steering parts'
79rebuild
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Yelm, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1979 L82 4 speed Scat 383 crank 190 cc Procomp Aluminum Heads 202 160 stainless valves GM Powder metal rods Speedpro H860CP Hypereutectic pistons 280 cam hydralic HEI Pro comp 1.6 roller rockers Mighty Demon 750 Sanderson CC1AP Hedders.

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That laptop has seen better days and I'm trying to squeeze all the use out of it that I can. Wink

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11/25/10 3:45am - Reply: 'New Steering parts'
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Yelm, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1979 L82 4 speed Scat 383 crank 190 cc Procomp Aluminum Heads 202 160 stainless valves GM Powder metal rods Speedpro H860CP Hypereutectic pistons 280 cam hydralic HEI Pro comp 1.6 roller rockers Mighty Demon 750 Sanderson CC1AP Hedders.

Joined: 7/12/2007
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I agree, it's not hard, it just takes time. Pulling off the old linkage was harder than putting the new rack and pinion on. Looks super clean and opens up a lot of room on the drivers side for header clearance by getting that steering gear box off the car. 

Their tie rod ends are different than stock ones, so pay extra attention to the instructions. The tie rod ends are tapered and seat differently than the stock ones do.

I got mine from Pacific Corvettes (local) who ordered through Speed Direct.


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