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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 10, 12:18 PM
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Re: Just ordered a Lee 670 12.7:1 Power Steering Box

We actually have 4 ratios available in this box also and they are brand new, no junkyard picking.
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One other issue I have encountered is the steering wheel does not re-center with out help. Other than that it works great.
Couldnt answer the recentering thing as I did my whole front end at the same time.

I used an aftermarket pulley/pump with remote reservoir system seems to work great.

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...One other issue I have encountered is the steering wheel does not re-center with out help. ...
Centering is a product of suspension geometry and there really is not anything that the steering system can do about it. If you want more centering you need to add some caster. Factory specs on these cars called for 0* caster but performance settings are to put as much positive caster as you can get with the stock parts. You may only be able to get to about 3-5*, but that will help the centering.

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I just did my motor swap and my Lee steering box. Feel is great but I have a centering issue too. I am running adjustable upper A arms with a lot of caster already, 6 degrees or more. I am not running much toe in. I am going to try adding some toe in and see if it helps. The problem is the stiffness of the Lee box makes small corrections difficult, so keeping the car on track is difficult. Feel otherwise is great. I am also going to try new tie rods and see if i have some play in them I don't realize. They are about the only thing in the front end I have not replaced in recent years.

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OK, real old thread. Are these boxes still available from Lee? Need a 600/670 box for my 1967 SS.

Not really into putting a jeep GC box on my modern re-engineered suspension. Reason, I never drove a Jeep GC that made me think, "Wow, I love the way this thing steers!! I've just got to have this feel on my dream car!"

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OK, real old thread. Are these boxes still available from Lee? Need a 600/670 box for my 1967 SS.

Not really into putting a jeep GC box on my modern re-engineered suspension. Reason, I never drove a Jeep GC that made me think, "Wow, I love the way this thing steers!! I've just got to have this feel on my dream car!"

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Lee went out of buisness a couple years ago?? but If I remember correctly someone bought it all up and is making them. Dig around they are getting made again.
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Lee went out of buisness a couple years ago?? but If I remember correctly someone bought it all up and is making them. Dig around they are getting made again.
Sorry I can't be more help...
I was told the original owner retired but the business was purchased and re-opened using the same crew and tech advice by the original owner. Not sure if they still go by Lee or how to purchase their products.

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Re: Just ordered a Lee 670 12.7:1 Power Steering Box

I knew I saw this around here somewhere, Last post on the JC box swap thread... Here I copied and pasted for ya, Hope this helps.

Looks like Lee Manufacturing is back. I just ordered the inserts needed so I can use the original hoses with the jeep steering box. Didn't know if this has been mentioned.

We have the seats you are interested in for your Chevelle:

P/N 40620 Pressure seat $7.20
P/N 40630 Return seat $7.20
P/N 40625 Installation tool $7.20

Shipping is priority mail $6.45

Feel free to call us with any questions and to place an order!

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Lee Power Steering has re-emerged!!! - Chevy Impala SS Forum

Here's some good news worth sharing--let's hope the transition is successful.

This is an e-mail I received today:

Hello Bill

After being a long time customer of Lee Power Steering, we couldn't stand by and watch a legacy fade away and now Steering Technology Group is the new home of LEE Manufacturing.

Located in Valencia, California we have retained 3 of Tom's dedicated employees and brought Tom on as a consultant. Our location will be officially open on April 4th, however, if you or someone you know is in need of something please feel free to get in touch.

Allan Padelford
Owner, Steering Technology Group
Steering Technology Group - power steering, manufacturing, manufacturing companies
818-768-0371
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I just did my motor swap and my Lee steering box. Feel is great but I have a centering issue too. I am running adjustable upper A arms with a lot of caster already, 6 degrees or more. I am not running much toe in. I am going to try adding some toe in and see if it helps. The problem is the stiffness of the Lee box makes small corrections difficult, so keeping the car on track is difficult. Feel otherwise is great. I am also going to try new tie rods and see if i have some play in them I don't realize. They are about the only thing in the front end I have not replaced in recent years.

Loosen the sway bar links, if too tight, you turn your independent front suspension into a solid I beam..
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