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Upchuck

Steering chuck and alignment angles upgrades for precise control. By Richard Ehrenberg Can your classic Challenger steer as well as a late-model SRT8? Uhhh, no. But we can get you surprisingly close withsurprisingly few mods—all

Rational Ratios

RATIONAL RATIOSA buddy of mine swears he had a ’71 340’Cuda with fast-ratio power steering. Ithought this option was only available on1970 AARs and T/As. is he on some kind of’70s hallucinogen-inspired flashback, or is ittrue?According to

Texas Steer

I’m putting a 1970 Coronet R/T (440-4,non-A/C) back to dead stock. One of thethings the previous owner had done was toremove the power steering. Luckily, he gaveme the correct (original) steering column andthe gearbox. But he didn’t have

Rack Your Brains

2003 Dodge Caravan. Thesteering rack is leaking. Mybook doesn’t show a pieceby piece of the rack. What isneeded and how to I seal thatthing up?If the inner tie rod bootis leaking, that’s prima facieevidence that the inner sealis leaking,

Steer and Hear

I just did the mod to my power steering pump in my son’s ’74 Duster. Feels much better. Only thing is I’m getting a whining sound through the steering column above 2000 RPM. I purged the system of all air. It wasn’t doing this before I

Federal Case

1968 GTX 440. What parts do I need to convert my Federal power steering pump to a Saginaw unit, so I can do the lower pressure thing for more road feel? Also how that can be done to the Federal pump? You seemed to blow doing that off to

Texas Steer

I’m putting a 1970 Coronet R/T (440-4, non-A/C) back to dead stock. One of the things the previous owner had done was to remove the power steering. Luckily, he gave me the correct (original) steering column and the gearbox. But he didn’t

Ratio-Nalization

On AAR /T/A E‑bodies: Do you know the effective steering ratio on those cars with the longer Pitman and idler arms used to get “fast ratio” power steering? The standard Mopar power steering ratio of those years was 15.7:1. The faster ratio

Pump It Down

Cheapskates’ guide to feeling firm. Story and photos by Richard Ehrenberg (1) Love those twisties…IF yoursteering is firm and precise. We’llshow you a lowbuck secret way toget yours up (actually, down) to snuff. QUICK FACTS•

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