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302V8

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68 Z28 MANUAL STEERING
« on: February 28, 2008, 09:04:35 PM »
A question for the  camaro steering experts.  I want to know if my 68 z28 has the right parts on it for the quick ratio steering.   the steering box is a #5679142 manual box,  right now about 6 turns lock to lock,    the steering arms are #3902520 and #3902519  and i replace the pitman arm long ago with an aftermarket  which looks to measure about 5.25,    now if i found a long pitman arm #3953225 , would my steering  system be back to factory fast ratio?

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Re: 68 Z28 MANUAL STEERING
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2008, 05:07:17 AM »
I want to know if my 68 z28 has the right parts on it for the quick ratio steering.  the steering box is a #5679142 manual box,  the steering arms are #3902520 and #3902519.

I not sure about your quick ratio steering question, but I have documented the above casting numbers (with the 519 steering arm being the left one) on several original '68 Z/28s.     :)

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Re: 68 Z28 MANUAL STEERING
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2008, 03:20:38 PM »
thanks for the info guys, thats very helpful,  here is one more question for some of the 68 z28 owners out there,  if you have the same set up as i do   how many turns of the steering wheel from lock to lock on your cars?   mine is about 6 turns, but i have the wrong pitman arm.   thanks

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Re: 68 Z28 MANUAL STEERING
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2008, 05:58:54 PM »
how many turns of the steering wheel from lock to lock on your cars?   mine is about 6 turns, but i have the wrong pitman arm.

A little bit more than 3 turns of the steering wheel lock to lock.  I would estimate it to be 3-1/8 turns lock to lock.

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Re: 68 Z28 MANUAL STEERING
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2008, 08:18:40 PM »
hey thanks paul,,,,,   thats what i needed.