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post #46 of 769 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 11, 11:26 AM
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Re: Jeep box upgrade-PICS-and then some...

Just picked up my pitman arm and advance auto rag joint. Thanks fellas! I'm glad i came across this!
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post #47 of 769 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 11, 10:38 PM
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Hi,

I just completed a test drive since I installed a JGC steering box and cannot believe the improvement. My chevelle had a sloppy worn steeing box, was difficult to steer, and now steers like a late model car. It cost about $100 to do the entire project (used box $40, coupler/ragjoint $40, Lee Manufacturing adapter fittings for hoses $20).

I would like to thank all the folks that posted the information on how to do this upgrade.

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post #48 of 769 (permalink) Old Aug 11th, 11, 12:51 PM
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so, i've got a question:

about a month ago, i picked up a steering gear out of a jeep grand cherokee (1996 or 1998, my memory is failing me) at a local pick-n-pull. i looked up the '92-'98 alpha codes listed by jim shea, but the gear i got doesn't match any of these...

my alpha code is 'CC', (or possibly 'CG' if the stamp has worn) so i'm wondering what the heck i got? anyone have any ideas where this 'CC' gear came from if it didn't come original with the jeep i pulled it from?

i'm hoping i can still use it, but if not, i guess i now have a core to return if buying new from a parts store...

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post #49 of 769 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 11, 3:48 PM
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Re: Jeep box upgrade-PICS-and then some...

Are the Earl adaptors the same deal as LEES?

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No. They are for O-ring type connectors. If you want to use the original type (flared connector) hoses, just call up Lee on order. $5 per fitting adapter, $5 for the punch and another $5 & change for mailing.
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post #51 of 769 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 11, 4:12 PM
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Thanks...callin him now.

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post #52 of 769 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 11, 8:58 PM
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Must say pic's help alot. Now that i going the same upgrade. I'VE been calling LEE'S . and no answer. has anyone had this problem.
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post #53 of 769 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 11, 9:01 PM
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Must say pic's help alot. Now that i'm going the same upgrade. I'VE been calling LEE'S . and no answer. has anyone had this problem.
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post #54 of 769 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 11, 11:34 AM
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The pressure valve is set to 950psi in pre-1970 cars, 1450psi in '70 and up, according to Jim Shea. If you've got a '70 or later car, you're fine, if not, you've got to take the pressure valve from the donor car, which is the fitting the pressure hose threads into on the back of the pump - it just unscrews. As an added bonus, a later pressure valve will have the later O-ring seal, but the pump end will be the same and will thread into your existing pump.

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I had my dad pick my box up at wrecking yard for my BB 67, I didn't know about the pressure fitting. Does anybody know what size or where to get a fitting to put in the back of my pump? Figured most wrecking yards would be nazi's about taking the fitting out!
I would like to keep my stock lines.
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post #55 of 769 (permalink) Old Oct 31st, 11, 9:20 PM
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Well, honestly, I'd bet you could pocket a flow valve from another car in the junkyard and be none the worse for the wear, but if you'd like, you should be able to buy it new from you GM dealer for about $25, I believe it's #7809232.

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post #56 of 769 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 11, 3:50 PM
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Okay, I got my jeep steering box to do this. I have a 65 big block and from what I've read I should use the remote res. type pump. Is this just for the short water pump? I have the long pump and pulleys so will a later pump work? It seems that it should since it will mount higher on the block. Alternator is on the pass side. Any help?
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Is it necessary to change out the pressure valve fitting on the pump? What happens if you don't?

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post #58 of 769 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 11, 5:34 PM
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Is it necessary to change out the pressure valve fitting on the pump? What happens if you don't?
You don't have to change it, but your hose selection may dictate it.

I changed mine to a metric one to accommodate a later o-ring type hose from an '87 Cutlass. I couldn't get the Lee adapters to work for me on the steering box, so I grabbed a p/s pump fitting from an '87 Iroc Camaro. It solved two problems for me, the leak at the box & the metric fitting issue.
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That's good to know if the adapters don't work for me. Did the Cutlass hose match the original hose, shape wise?

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post #60 of 769 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 11, 7:14 PM
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The Cutlass hose looks more like the original small block p/s hose, but it worked out really well for me.

Other guys have had luck with a pressure hose from a '80 Camaro.
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