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it has been a couple months since i posted help about my 605 steering box.
i took ya'lls advice and replaced the 605 with a 500 box and wow what a differance
i just wanted to say thanks for all the helpfull advice i was given from the forum
norm
 

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Way to go Norm :):congrats:
 

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Glad you like it. I was at a guys house the other day who had converted 605 boxes laying out on the ground in the rain.
 

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Glad you like it. I was at a guy's house the other day who had converted 605 boxes laying out on the ground in the rain.
This statement hammers home the point that there are no NEW 605 conversions. ALL 605 conversions are used gears, and the parts attached to them to make the conversions are almost always used as well.

The 500 gear is all new and is purpose-cast to fit 55-57 frames, no conversion required. Plus the technology inside the 500 is miles ahead of the 605.
 

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Hey Norm, when you installed the new 500 did it bolt right to the frame. I have a 605 in my 55 and its mounted to a plate,
Thanks Gordy
 

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I just put mine on the frame the other day (my car is now where near drivable), and it looks good.

For those that put the aluminum cap on, is there a gasket or anything when you take off the four top bolts and put the new cap on with the new bolts?
 

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I just put mine on the frame the other day (my car is now where near drivable), and it looks good.

For those that put the aluminum cap on, is there a gasket or anything when you take off the four top bolts and put the new cap on with the new bolts?
All that is is a finisher. Just loosen up all 4 bolts and leave the top of the box on and set the aluminum cap down and tighten the allens. All done!
 

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Way to go Norm! You just came on board with the rest of us 500 box owners, and agree that is is one of the best improvements!!
Happy cruisin'!!...........Bob
 

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500 Box

My present steering SUCX! Really loose.

I'm looking at an upgrade, anyone have a second to look at this kit and tell me if it's a good kit for me <http://www.classicperform.com/Store/1955_1970_Fullsize_Cars/5557PSU-K.htm>

Thanks.
 

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That is the best kit, everything you need.

I would suggest you contact cpp, and see if you need a rag joint for your steering column,


Otis:)
 

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My present steering SUCX! Really loose.

I'm looking at an upgrade, anyone have a second to look at this kit and tell me if it's a good kit for me <http://www.classicperform.com/Store/1955_1970_Fullsize_Cars/5557PSU-K.htm>

Thanks.
Do you have power steering already? If not, you're going to need a lot more than what's in that kit in the link.
 

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Here's a complete kit, with the pump, brackets, pulleys and the shortened column, V8 with stock front engine mount. If you have the original engine you might also need a different balancer. If you have a stick shift on the column you CANNOT use this kit; stick on the floor and all auto trans are OK.



Give me a call at the shop at 972-552-2221.
 
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