Q: Steering gearbox’s for 1967
What is the correct steering gearbox’s for ’67?
A: Power steering: Box ratio, 17.5 to 1 (not the same as Overall Steering Ratio, which is not given, but probably 21 or 22 to 1). Housing assembly part number: 5691674 *
Quote from service manual (supplement):
The only difference in the Firebird power steering gear assembly is in the amount of travel of the pitman arm. This Firebird has a movement of 35 degrees from center position of the pitman shaft in either direction. This is accomplished by use of a new end plug which is thicker and the use of a snap ring inserted at the upper end of the steering gear housing between the rack assembly and inner cylinder.
Standard steering: Box ratio, 24 to 1 (overall, about 28 to 1). Housing assembly part numbers:
6 cyl wo A/C 5679271 * 6 cyl with A/C 7801592 8 cyl all 7801592
The * means that the part is common with Pontiac and Tempest models. Note that there were no optional gear ratios.
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