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Old 01-06-2012, 05:34 AM
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Manual Steering

I was just curious what the manual steering box ratio is compared to a powered one?
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:11 PM
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Manual steering gear: model SMA or SMA-W: ratio: 24:1 : Turns of steering wheel lock to lock, pitman arm removed: 6 turns.

Power steering gear: FORD : ratio: 17:1 : Turns of steering wheel lock to lock with pitman arm removed : 4 turns.

Power Steering Gear: Saginaw: ratio : 17.5:1 : Turns of steering wheel lock to lock with pitman arm removed : 4 turns
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According to the Haynes manual -
17:1 with power steering, 24:1 with manual.

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Old 01-07-2012, 07:15 PM
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thank you, was curious for a future project
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