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Old 02-15-2018, 03:31 AM   #1
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Hi All,

Probably a silly question but I have to ask.

I'm looking for a RHD pitman arm to suit 1955 chevy.

I got my hands on a complete drag link with pitman arm assembly only to find out that the pitman arm has been modified to suit a Ford steering box so I'm needing a pitman arm to get me out of trouble.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Make sure your pitman fits, there was a mod using a Ford pitman arm that suited a gm steering box.
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:05 AM   #3
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Hi Ange,

Thanks for the reply mate.

At present the pitman arm was used with a Ford Steering Box and when installed on a mazda steering box (being used for the conversion) it is sloppy.
The mazda steering box shaft is the same size as stock chevrolet so I'm assuming the pitman arm was modified to fit the Ford Box.

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Old 02-25-2018, 06:16 AM   #4
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Gary
there have been lots of conversions done here over the years. One i saw recently was a cut and shut lhd drag link. The right side end was then cut and threaded to take the Ford Falcon end - similar to the original lhd Chevy PS drag link. This set up used a Ford PA and a HK Holden steering box. All mods were done by a blacksmith and xrayed to ensure no crappy welding.

Another conversion done here was to use the original PA and graft in the inner splined section of a Toyota Crown PA, and the Crown box. The way I heard that it was done was to cut out the Chevy PA around the spline, do the same to the Toyo PA and join them together - by welding and pinning. That way you had a Chevy PA with Toyo spline - again best left to the experts and some xrays after the mods to ensure no cracks etc.

Thinking outside the box, it would be possible to use a lhd PA to restore a rhd one by following the same methods as with the Toyo conversion.

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P.S. I don't have any rhd steering parts atm - they keep bobbing up though.
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Garry, if you don't use the butchered pitman arm and want to move it on, I could be interested as I am looking at using either a jeep, a Montero (Pajero) or a Range Rover box.

All of those have larger diameter sector shafts than the Trifive so re-splining, yet again, is an option (provided the Ford spline is not already too big for those.

And..... it would negate the need to mess up another RHD pitman - if I can find one (no, I wouldn't do that, I'd get the sector shaft re-splined to suit the Chevy pitman).

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Garry, if you don't use the butchered pitman arm and want to move it on, I could be interested as I am looking at using either a jeep, a Montero (Pajero) or a Range Rover box.

All of those have larger diameter sector shafts than the Trifive so re-splining, yet again, is an option (provided the Ford spline is not already too big for those.

And..... it would negate the need to mess up another RHD pitman - if I can find one (no, I wouldn't do that, I'd get the sector shaft re-splined to suit the Chevy pitman).

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The Mitsubishi Pajero / Montero box isn't a good candidate for RHD Tri-5s

The Steering Box was designed to mount "outboard"[RHS] of the frame rails on the Pajero.
They are a very good candidate for a LHD Power steering box. I have successfully used it's little brother [Mitsy Sigma/Starion RWD] on a LHD Corvette C3 to eliminate the Ram P/Steer.

My Brother uses Sigma boxes on Mustangs in his Race Car Fabrication business
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The Mitsubishi Pajero / Montero box isn't a good candidate for RHD Tri-5s

The Steering Box was designed to mount "outboard"[RHS] of the frame rails on the Pajero.
They are a very good candidate for a LHD Power steering box. I have successfully used it's little brother [Mitsy Sigma/Starion RWD] on a LHD Corvette C3 to eliminate the Ram P/Steer.

My Brother uses Sigma boxes on Mustangs in his Race Car Fabrication business
Thanks for the update, sounds like there`s going to be a shortage of sigma boxes
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Thanks for the update, sounds like there`s going to be a shortage of sigma boxes
Look at an Isuzu Bighorn [Holden Trooper] steering box.

It is almost a reverse casting of the Mitzy box making it an ideal candidate for mount inboard on the RH frame rail.

Most of these Jap steering boxes are made by Aisin
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Look at an Isuzu Bighorn [Holden Trooper] steering box.
Never heard of the Isuzu Bighorn, what is it ?
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The Isuzu Bighorn is a mid-size SUV that was produced by the Japanese automaker Isuzu between 1981 and 2002 and exported internationally as the Isuzu Trooper, Isuzu Trooper II, Caribe 442, Acura SLX, Chevrolet Trooper, Subaru Bighorn, SsangYong Korando Family, Honda Horizon, Opel Monterey, Vauxhall Monterey, Holden Jackaroo, Holden Monterey and HSV Jackaroo.

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