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for you old timers. Since I have gotten back into poking around the 65, I'm once again faced with my dilemma of what to do about the steering. Parts are all new, except the box. It's tired. Assuming that it's a 19:1 (no reason it shouldn't be) I have all the usual options:
1. R&P.....not really interested in that
2. EPS....interested but not sure if I want the trouble or expense.
3. Borgeson.....interesting, but not sure I want to add pumps, etc.
4. Chock rebuild of the 19:1 and call it a day. Not too interested in that either, no quick enough.
5. Chock rebuild/replace to a 16:1 and call it a day. This is a maybe.
6. Chock rebuild/replace to a 16:1 and quick steer. This is where I'm leaning.
Tires on front will be 225/60-16s on 8" wheels. Car has Arning drop, 1" swaybar, midolyne bushings, etc. Not thinking this affects steering effort, just backstory. Aftermarket Grant wooden rim wheel, 15".
Will definitely do a bearing idler and I am most likely going to an Ididit or similar column. I'm tall, would like the tilt and also severe the spear.
So, counting all this staggering info up, what are some pros and cons? Steering effort at slow speeds for option 6 is my biggest unknown/concern. Anything I'm missing?
Get off my back, get out of my pocket....
1965 2+2 painted (66) Vintage Burgundy, 1998 roller 5.0 with GT40P heads, plans are for Sniper, T5 and 3:55 rear.