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Old 05-13-2018, 11:13 AM   #1
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Power steering question?

Currently my '74 C10 has manual steering and came with 3 on the tree. The engine and tranny have been sold and I'm preping the truck for a lSx/4l80e swap.

I want to add power steering, my LS engine obviously came with power steering and I plan to reuse all the brackets and pulley's.

Question is which steering box do I need? Can I run a stock replcement C10 steering box with my LS pump? Thinking I can just need to either make the lines or maybe there is something I can buy out of the box? need to convert metric to std I'm guessing but they must make those couplers?

Then what about the steering column? What are my options here, not looking for anything special but would like lose the column shift and maybe add tilt. Do I need one specifically for power steering? I see most are 30" but some are 32", what is the difference, does it put the wheel 2" closer to the driver? I'm 6'3" so I really don't want to put the wheel closer!
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:42 PM   #2
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Re: Power steering question?

you need an 81-87 steering box so your ps lines will go in without mods.
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:17 PM   #3
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Re: Power steering question?

CCP sells quality p/s hose adapters from o ring to flare and vice versa.
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Old 05-19-2018, 04:59 PM   #4
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Re: Power steering question?

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you need an 81-87 steering box so your ps lines will go in without mods.
That makes sense, that way I can just order up hose of the right length. is '87 hose the right length? I'm keeping stock truck acc mounts on the LSx, low driver side is where the stock steering pump is.
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Old 05-20-2018, 05:16 AM   #5
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Re: Power steering question?

Just did a 5.3 swap and a stock replacement 1985 high pressure hose screwed right into the LS power steering pump. No leaks, works great.
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:27 PM   #6
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Just did a 5.3 swap and a stock replacement 1985 high pressure hose screwed right into the LS power steering pump. No leaks, works great.
Thanks I will pick up the hose and check it out
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