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Vince

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1969 Steering Box
« on: June 07, 2010, 05:01:10 PM »
I have searched the CRG website but could find no info on steering boxes and what the numbers on them mean.  I have a 1969 Z/28 RS with factory power steering.  I am trying to determine if the steering box is the original one or not.  The numbers I could find on it are as follows:  56865 then either a 3 or a 5 followed by a 5, 913  4, and 339  8.  Any help with what any of these numbers mean or designate would be appreciated.  Thank you. 

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Re: 1969 Steering Box
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2010, 11:03:19 PM »
according to my interchange book without power steering, the Z box is part number 7806396 for all three years. Also for optional quick ratio. It says the number is stamped on the top or bottom cover.
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Re: 1969 Steering Box
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2010, 12:10:39 AM »
First Gen steering tech. 101:
http://www.pozziracing.com/camaro_steering.htm#Steering box and ratio info

Mr. Pozzi has a ton of technical information on his site.  Very cool!  He mentions having '67 and '69 units that both have a cast number of 5691676...  I kind of remember reading that this cast number was used for a long time?  You could also do a search at Team Camaro (or on here?) to see what comes up.  It's been discussed (usually about ratios and upgrades) many times on that site...

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Re: 1969 Steering Box
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2010, 03:10:42 PM »
STAMPED INTO THE ALUMINUM COVER IS A DATE CODE. sounds like the 339 8. that would be the 339th day of 68. what is the production date of your car? i will try to get to my car today and get back to you.
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Re: 1969 Steering Box
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2010, 04:10:46 PM »
Thanks guys for your help.  My car's production date is 01C, so it seems a steering box assembled in Dec., 1968 would be alright for a third week in Jan., 1969 car. 

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Re: 1969 Steering Box
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2010, 04:23:52 PM »
Vince,
I am apt to believe the box is the original. I have the same part # 5686555 with a 913-3 and a date code of 155 9 - I know this is the original box with the N44 option
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Re: 1969 Steering Box
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2010, 06:28:20 PM »
That's good enough evidence for me to determine that my box is the original one.  Thanks. 

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Re: 1969 Steering Box
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2010, 03:26:27 AM »
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Re: 1969 Steering Box
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2010, 05:00:42 PM »
Thanks Kurt for the link.