1972 Chevrolet Nova Power steering

Tiny
CALEB88
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  • 1972 CHEVROLET NOVA
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I have a 1972 nova with a 350 small block in it. The previous owners told me it is "drag race modified" and it has no power steering. I want to be able to drive it around town without breaking a swet. I know I need a power steering pump and a power steering gear box, but what exactly do I need to instal power steering completely?
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Thursday, February 27th, 2014 AT 4:55 PM

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Tiny
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Brackets and belt /pulley for it besides what you stated. You may need a different pulley for harmonic balancer as well all that stuff is available new if you need it
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Friday, February 28th, 2014 AT 10:00 AM
Tiny
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IF YOU DO PRESENTLY HAVE A "MANUAL GEAR BOX" (NOT A POWER STEERING GEAR BOX, TRYING TO BE USED AS A MANUAL BOX)

YOU ARE LUCKY. JUST LIKE ME AND MR. JEEP! (MY '77 CJ 5)

NO BELT TO WORRY ABOUT---NO PUMP---NO BELT---NO FLUID TO KEEP UP WITH OR CHANGE

THE STEERING GEAR ITSELF IS MIGHT-NEAR THE "BIG ITEM" THAT WOULD TO REPLACE. BUT IT'S MUCH CHEAPER THAN A POWER STEERING GEAR

THE MANUAL GEAR USES MORE REVOLUTIONS TO MOVE THE WHEELS, SO IT AIN'T REALLY A BIG HARDSHIP

I'VE NEVER SEEN JUICE DROOLING OUT OF MINE, NOR HAD IT TO MAKE THEM SQUEALING NOISES!

IF THIS WAS A "DRAGSTER". REMOVE THE SIX INCH STEERING WHEEL AND PUT THE REAL ONE BACK ON SO YOU CAN GET SOME LEVERAGE. THE LITTLE WHEEL MIGHT LOOK COOL TO YOUR PALS. BUT WE KNOW IT IS SO IMPRACTICABLE TO ACTUALLY USE

AFTER TEN BIZILLION MILES AND FINALLY GETTING TIRED OF 1/8th OF TURN OF SLOP IN MY STEERING WHEEL.I REPLACED MY GEAR FOR AROUND $250 WITH A SAGINAW OEM GEAR

. TIME FOR ANOTHER 37 YEARS OF STEERING

ENGINE RUNNING OR NOT, I CAN STILL STEER THE SAME!

JUST SOME THOUGHTS. DON'T FIX WHAT AIN'T BROKE!

THE MEDIC
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Friday, February 28th, 2014 AT 5:19 PM

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