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dannystarr

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Is 7809512 the correct steering box number for Z28?
« on: April 24, 2013, 05:55:24 PM »
Is this number correct for any first gen power steering box?   Z/28?    69' only?    68' Only?  Is it specifically for a Z28? ... Danny

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Re: Is 7809512 the correct steering box number for Z28?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2013, 06:35:24 PM »
7809512 is the end plug casting number (and part number) for just about every GM power steering gear made from the mid 60's to the late 90's.

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Re: Is 7809512 the correct steering box number for Z28?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2013, 08:28:30 PM »
OK... SO... thank you... and what do I look for in part numbers for a first Gen Z28 unit? Anything special or is it just the arm that makes it quick steering. Does it matter? I have a chance to pick one up locally. Just wondered if it is special.... Danny

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Re: Is 7809512 the correct steering box number for Z28?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2013, 08:35:04 PM »
The only way to tell is by the date code. The casting number for the housing is like the end cap. It was used for a million years on a billion cars and trucks, so it's of absolutely no use!

HERE'S a little info that might help you locate the date codes, but remember, 9 could be 1969, 1979 or 1989. There's no way to know for sure. I usually tell people to see if they can find a box close to the date they need and be done with it. Also check out the 69 power steering paragraph. It'll show you the differences (I'm assuming you're looking for a 69, right?)

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