2129 hooker headers

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2129 hooker headers

Postby Jlegge007 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:02 pm

My 74 vega has power steering. Can I still use the steering box and disconnect the pump and hoses or do I have to find a manual box somewhere? Have to use the big tube headers because I'm using afr heads, etc
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Re: 2129 hooker headers

Postby Monza Harry » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:23 pm

The steering box will work, but it is a bad idea! if you turn the power box with the ports open it will "puke" :sick: power steering fluid until it is nearly dry and then who knows if it will live or not. That power box will feel like you are driving a Semi with two flat tires! It will be hard for sure! I don't know if you can put a loop from the in port to the out port or not I doubt it, a reservoir would likely be needed and even then I figure it will spit fluid everywhere you turn. Harry
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Re: 2129 hooker headers

Postby MonzaRacer » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:50 am

Or plumb in a type II from 2.0l/2.2l sunbird/sunfire
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Re: 2129 hooker headers

Postby spencerforhire » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:19 am

The power steering box and intermediate shaft are quite a bit bigger than the manual box. There still might be interference with the large tube headers, even without the lines and pump.
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