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coupeman
Posted 2018-08-18 5:40 AM (#568584)
Subject: 1957 power steering box


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I was wondering if there was a difference between a 1957 desoto power steering box and a 1957 plymouth power steering box. The aluminium coaxial one. Are they the same length etc. Also did 1957 plymouth use a Vickers style pump or were they only eaton and thompson. Thanks
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LD3 Greg
Posted 2018-08-18 7:28 AM (#568586 - in reply to #568584)
Subject: RE: 1957 power steering box


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The gears are the same. Just need to change the steering arm at the bottom.

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coupeman
Posted 2018-08-18 8:03 AM (#568589 - in reply to #568584)
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Thanks. You mean the pitman arm needs changing? Whats the difference?
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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-08-18 9:23 AM (#568592 - in reply to #568584)
Subject: Re: 1957 power steering box


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My 57 Chrysler with power steering used the Thompson pump.

I'm putting it in my dodge... Hmm never thought about the Pittman arm. Guess i better check.
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LD3 Greg
Posted 2018-08-18 10:24 AM (#568595 - in reply to #568589)
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coupeman - 2018-08-18 8:03 AM

Thanks. You mean the pitman arm needs changing? Whats the difference?


Yes. Geometry? I don't remember but it is different! They are splined the same though.

Greg
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57chizler
Posted 2018-08-18 12:58 PM (#568596 - in reply to #568584)
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On the page below 19-27-2 is the Pitman arm.



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Powerflite
Posted 2018-08-18 6:03 PM (#568609 - in reply to #568584)
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I wonder what the difference is between Type 1 and Type 2. Do they interchange? It seems like they should.
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coupeman
Posted 2018-08-18 6:21 PM (#568612 - in reply to #568584)
Subject: Re: 1957 power steering box


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Thanks for all the info guys. I wonder if a manual pitman arm will work on a power steering box as i have one
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Phil_the_frenchie
Posted 2018-08-19 3:27 AM (#568625 - in reply to #568584)
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coupeman - 2018-08-18 2:03 PM

Thanks. You mean the pitman arm needs changing? Whats the difference?

The pitman arm is longer on DeSoto, Chrysler and Imperial. I remember i bought one, wrong ...
Maybe type 2 is for Coaxial pw. steering and type 1 for Constant Control (which has been installed on late 57, according to FSM)

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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-08-19 11:59 AM (#568636 - in reply to #568584)
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power steering and manual steering used the same pittman arm??? wow.

now I just have to get it off...
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Phil_the_frenchie
Posted 2018-08-19 12:20 PM (#568638 - in reply to #568625)
Subject: Re: 1957 power steering box



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2 pics of the '57 canadian parts manual (no Constant Control steering in it). No info about the "up to" lockwasher
Seems the US parts manaul list only pw steering pitman arm, i don't see the ... 005 and ...983 !

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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-08-19 6:15 PM (#568651 - in reply to #568584)
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they are different manual vs power steering uhg...



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Phil_the_frenchie
Posted 2018-08-20 2:56 AM (#568679 - in reply to #568651)
Subject: Re: 1957 power steering box



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In the 55-58 parts manual there are two sections, one for standard (manual) steering and one for power.
The canadian manual has less numbers because it's a '57 only.
At last there are 8 different pitman arms for 57-58 cars .............



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59 in Calif
Posted 2018-08-23 5:50 PM (#568920 - in reply to #568584)
Subject: Re: 1957 power steering box


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Check the length of the pitman arm to the length of the idler arm. They should be the same length. If not wheels won't be parallel when turning. Jerry
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coupeman
Posted 2018-08-26 1:24 AM (#569016 - in reply to #568584)
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Great information. Thanks everyone!
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