Was going to spend the “long California winter” doing this update project on my 67 SS, but the parts and manpower came together and we had it knocked out in a few days. Installed a new Ron Davis crossflow radiator with dual electric fans, an Eddie Motorsports serpentine belt setup and a new Borgeson 12.7:1 steering box.
The car is cold as ice now and steers like a new car. With the old stock ps box it required constant steering input, especially on the freeway. I was able to ditch the old Champion radiator (leaking at the top seam) and flex fan, so now won’t worry about overheating any more.
Had a few issues along the way, but nothing too major. The big Spal fans that came with the RD radiator wouldn’t fit, so had to use a pair of Flexalite low profile fans instead. The power steering pump with attached reservoir wouldn’t work because it hit the ps box. Had to install a remote reservoir. Found out the really nice 12:1 Turn One box I bought from a member on another forum wouldn’t work for some reason, so had to grab the Borgeson one real quick. We spent a lot of time on the phone with Turn One tech support and had it in and out of the car twice. It just wouldn’t work with power. Put old box back in with new pump setup good to go. Put new Borgeson in, perfect. Will send the Turn One box to them to diagnose, or take it over to Lee’s to check out. Lee’s is near my house.
Overall I’m pleased with the look and performance of the setup. Ran over budget with the unexpected issues, but that’s how it goes.
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