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Offline BUICKWAGON

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FED Steering box
« on: April 15, 2013, 04:58:14 PM »
hi, Looking for a steering box for a FED project   either SPE or similar or any ideas on a "budget" steering box ??
have been told before to use a purpose built dragster steering box because a normal passenger car box has too much travel.
your thoughts on this ??

Am based in Brisbane, Australia so information is a little harder to get down here.
thanking you in advance

cheers
Greg

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Re: FED Steering box
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 07:20:28 PM »
From 1995 to 2008, I built three FED's, running from 9.86 to 8.71 in 1/4-mile.    For all three I used the VW "Bug" steering box with great success.  Price was right, easy to mount, ratio was ideal.  My dragster No. 2 is featured in the Photos of the old FrontEngineDragster Forum.
Dave

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Re: FED Steering box
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2023, 11:52:20 PM »
Any steering parts  thx

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Re: FED Steering box
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2023, 08:04:45 AM »
have used vw boxes  in the pass use tubing tapped with internal threads to extend the pitman shaft a nylon pillow block near the end of the extension, used various mounting methods of mounting pitman arm, from splined a flange welded to extension and a key way and pinched bolt in the pitman arm. used long arms as to clear headers and the two piece steering shaft followed the frame with a pivot with holes drilled 1 inch apart   to slow down speed  just in front of the motor and a bell- crank up front with two tie rods attached one going to each wheel (fed with 160 inch wb as to not run front suspension) you do not want the steering too fast!