Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:49 am Post subject: '77 power steering installation
Hello everybody.I'm new in this club. I'm restoring my Ra29GT '77 with M7Ge 3L supra engine.
I need some concretes about powersteering conversion. I don't want to go for R&P but install later celica, corolla or any other toyota powersteering box and plumb it with supra pump etc.Does anyone know which powersteering (what car , model and year) box fits best? What alternations needs to be done? Please help
Joined: Jan 14, 2012 Posts: 3265 Location: N Idaho/Spokane
Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:39 am Post subject:
actually it should be pretty easy, just swap in a 2nd gen powersteering box it should be a bolt on application, and then it's only the lines you gotta worry about Not all 2nd gens have powersteering though _________________ ARORA Automotive
Ok thanks. I've already checked the part numbers for later Celicas powersteering boxes and they are all different. I don't think the boxes are very different anyway, just wondering which fits best. There is one from 78-79 Cressida on ebay and I asked the seller to send me some pictures and dimensions of it. Do you know where to find specyfication or pictures of celica's power box?Here are some part numbers if that helps:
celica71-77 manual steering 82 70171R
celica78- manual steering 82 70041R
celica78-79 powersteering 82 00371
celica80-82 powersteering 82 00249R
corolla80-82 p/s 82 00263
corona79-82 p/s 82 00370R
cressida84- p/s 82 00364
Many of them are available on internet but no one has the dimensions:(
Joined: Feb 08, 2012 Posts: 1493 Location: Beaverton, OR
Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:23 am Post subject:
Now it looks like the column length may be an issue. I know on 2nd gens, the manual box is shorter, so the column is longer. I went from power to manual, so just built a spacer out of aluminum and some long grade-8 bolts.
IDK what the best option would be on a 1st gen. Maybe the 'Rolla column? I'd be scared of cutting and welding - should the weld break... _________________ '81 Corona wagon - Weber, Cannon, MSD, Thorley, Magnaflow cat, Dynomax Bullet, Borla Pro XS, RA6x front suspension, Cressi Big Brakes, coilovers, AGXs, Mk II Addco, all urethane bushings, Hilux leafs...
Joined: Jan 15, 2012 Posts: 297 Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:43 pm Post subject:
Bob, you are correct. Ended up having to flap wheel about .25 to .5" off the end of tube and also collapse the steering shaft the same amount. Seems toyota uses wax to hold the shaft together/in place. Just a few taps with a dead blow hammer and you're good.
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