Gain extra benefits by becoming a Supporting Member Click here find out how!
Classic Performance Products Classic Parts
American Auto Wire Classic Industries
Chevs of the 40sDanchuk Catalog
Hellwig Products IncPerformance Rod & CustomEcklers AutoMotive
Nu-Relics Power WindowsRain Gear Wiper Systems
Impala Bob's Bob's Chevy Trucks Bob's Chevelle Parts Bob's Classic Chevy



Username Post: 55belair steering box adaption        (Topic#337969)
55belaircp 
Poster
Posts: 6

Reg: 08-02-16
08-02-16 08:26 AM - Post#2643215    

I have a Flaming River steering column, what type of steering box can be used? I dont want ps or rack, just normal steering. Any suggestions would be appreciated thank you.



 

Ecklers AutoMotive

raycow 
Honored Member
Posts: 27986
raycow
Loc: San Francisco, CA
Reg: 11-26-02
08-02-16 12:28 PM - Post#2643260    
    In response to 55belaircp

You can keep the stock box if you cut off the stock shaft to the correct length and put a rag joint or U-joint on it to connect it to the FR shaft. This assumes the FR column lines up with the box. If not, you might need to use an intermediate shaft with two U-joints.

Ray



Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
55belaircp 
Poster
Posts: 6

Reg: 08-02-16
10-18-18 07:40 AM - Post#2748967    
    In response to raycow

it's been a while but how do you find the right length to cut what is the procedure you have been very grateful in the past I'am still working on the 55 any help or comments would be very very much appreciated thank you



 
raycow 
Honored Member
Posts: 27986
raycow
Loc: San Francisco, CA
Reg: 11-26-02
10-18-18 08:25 AM - Post#2748970    
    In response to 55belaircp

I don't know of any totally safe way to to pre-cut the shaft before installation with the steering gearbox still installed in the car. The length seems to vary with the individual installation.

IMO, the best way to go is to measure the distance from the gearbox (where the shaft goes in) to the firewall. Then remove the gearbox and column and install the FR column where you want it. You can now measure from the firewall to the end of the FR shaft. Subtract that measurement from the one you made on the gearbox and also subtract the effective length of the U-joint or rag joint. "Effective length" means to allow for the depth of shaft insertion into the joint on both sides. You should now be able to cut the stock shaft to the length you need.

I realize this may be more work than you originally planned on doing (removing the gearbox), but if you get all the measurements right before you cut the shaft, this will give you the cleanest install with the least likelihood of encountering any problems.

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
acardon 
Ultra Senior Member
Posts: 11105
acardon
Loc: DFW TEXAS
Reg: 03-25-05
10-18-18 09:01 AM - Post#2748973    
    In response to 55belaircp

You will also need to grind or machine a 3/4" double D on the steering shaft coming out of the original box, to fit a 3/4 DD rag joint. Do not depend on a set screw or pin through the round shaft alone.


Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


 

Ecklers AutoMotive

Icon Legend Permissions Topic Options
Report Post

Quote Post

Quick Reply

Print Topic

Email Topic

599 Views
FusionBB
FusionBB™ Version 2.1
©2003-2006 InteractivePHP, Inc.
Execution time: 0.098 seconds.   Total Queries: 16   Zlib Compression is on.
All times are (GMT -0800) Pacific. Current time is 09:55 AM
Top