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Southern AZ next to the Mexican border. Most stuff they have is all mid 80's and up. They said they could find me a gear box, but wanted $325 for it. I can get a reman from Autozone w/limited lifetime for $335 which includes the core charge. A lot higher, but I think worth it in the long run.
Southern AZ next to the Mexican border. Most stuff they have is all mid 80's and up. They said they could find me a gear box, but wanted $325 for it. I can get a reman from Autozone w/limited lifetime for $335 which includes the core charge.
A lot higher, but I think worth it in the long run.
$335.00 is a lot higher than $325.00?
Before you buy that blotto-zone gear box, go to redheadsteeringgears.com and read all about it.
These gearboxes have a built in flaw that causes them to begin leaking in a very short time.
And, since only the seals kits are available, that so-called reman gear box is nothing more than a re-sealed gearbox.
If you live in Douglas, you could dig a tunnel to make some extra dinero.
Bill / Retired Ford Parts Manager / SoCal Chapter Member / Part number research: 1928/2001 trucks & 1928/89 passenger cars.
Might be cheaper to go the route that HIO Silver talking about, but I did a power steering box swap on my 75 F-100 4x4. Mine had the power assist setup. Leaked most of the time and didn't have that much power steering to it. I used a 79 bronco steering box but had to have the worm gear changed out so it turns the opposite way. Had it rebuilt at the same time. I used the manual drag link which you should already have. Didn't have to ream out anything. Only had to drill 2 holes in the frame for the box. One lined up ok. I have a borgeson steering shaft already. Did shorten it some. Running a 90's power steering pump using the original mount from the original 360, did have to modify some. Running a 429 now. If you look in the Articles up top, there is a guy in Arizona that did this. I sent my box to him for the rebuild. That was like 7 or 8 years ago now. This truck never steered better than after I did this mod. Still working great.
BTW, I still have the box and pitman arm. Unused since doing this. It seemed that it would have issues with clearing the core support. I would be interested in seeing a more detailed write-up of this type of installation. None the less, I plan on doing a HIO styled install when I get around to it; yes I went and grabbed another which is also in my garage. Kinda hoarding them at this point.
I would be willing to part with the reversed gear box for what I have into it; about $100. I have to stress it is unused which means untested although everything is pretty straight forward on these. The worse case scenario would be a leak but it all looks good. Using this, even if you sent it to redhead for a rebuild, might allow you to have a 'built better than new' box for the same price as a chinese rebuild box. I doubt it needs the redhead treatment though. Let me know.
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