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sixt9x33rs

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Z28 steering gear
« on: January 29, 2014, 02:15:15 AM »
My Gold Z28 steering is noticeably harder to steer at stand still vs the Silver Z28. Both are manual steering. I read on the site that Z28 with special steering used a shorter steering arm. How can I measure this or what do I measure so I can compare the two?

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Lawrence
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Re: Z28 steering gear
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014, 02:18:55 AM »
Contact Jon Mello (member) on this site. Jack up front end and turn wheel lock to lock and count turns. N44 I think is about 3 complete turns. Also use search key on this site, put in "quick ratio steering" or "fast ratio" or "N44". There is already much discussed.
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Re: Z28 steering gear
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014, 03:25:54 AM »
Lawrence,

Lots of information here...  http://www.pozziracing.com/first_gen_suspension.htm

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Re: Z28 steering gear
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2014, 08:14:57 PM »
Jon has done a lot of work on first gen steering.

69 N44 Z's actually got a different steering box.
How many turns lock-to-lock with both cars?
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Re: Z28 steering gear
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2014, 11:46:42 AM »
I will count the turns and be back in touch.
'69 RS Z/28 Olympic Gold, 711
Flat hood no spoiler, black top, endura, 4:10
POP 39,000
69 X77 Z/28 69 711 Original Paint Unrestored
'69 X66 Convertible Cortez Silver 712 black top Endura, auto, bumper guards, am/fm rear speaker 44k miles