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    PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:49 am    Post subject: '77 power steering installation Reply with quote

    Hello everybody.I'm new in this club. I'm restoring my Ra29GT '77 with M7Ge 3L supra engine.
    I need some concretes about power steering conversion. I don't want to go for R&P but install later celica, corolla or any other toyota power steering box and plumb it with supra pump etc.Does anyone know which power steering (what car , model and year) box fits best? What alternations needs to be done? Please help
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    PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    actually it should be pretty easy, just swap in a 2nd gen power steering box it should be a bolt on application, and then it's only the lines you gotta worry about Smile Not all 2nd gens have power steering though
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    PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Ok thanks. I've already checked the part numbers for later Celicas power steering 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 power steering 82 00371
    celica80-82 power steering 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:(
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    PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    just use the 2nd gen celica one. It fits.
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    PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    ok, are you saying a 2nd gen PS gearbox will bolt right in? Just run PS hoses? Will the pitman arm fit onto center link as well? Surprised
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    PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    yup Smile
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    PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Hey Aaron,
    Help! I've tried a couple "2nd Gen" PS boxes with no luck. Do you remember or still have the box that you bolted up into a '77? What was it out of? Better yet, have one to sell?

    I tried this one listed for a '81 on Rockauto:
    http://www.cardone.com/Products/Product-Detail?productId=278570&p=rock


    and now this one is going to be shipped back
    http://www.carsteering.com/addtocart/1977_Toyota/Celica/Power_Steering_Gear_Box/82-00773.html

    Confused
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    PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I found a bolt in! Took some back and forth with carsteering.com, but it appears the correct application to search is a '80 Corolla.
    Here's a test fit pic of it on my 77 Celica.


    Here is the one I purchased. http://www.carsteering.com/addtocart/1980_Toyota/Corolla/Power_Steering_Gear_Box/82-00263.html

    They gave me a break on the core since it was an outright sale. Total was $390

    Now that we know the application...
    I found one on RockAuto for $350 which includes core.
    http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,carcode,1274666,parttype,7416

    Also, don't forget RockAuto has 5% discount codes out there. Search retailmenot.com for a current one.

    Hope this info helps. possibly worthy of a sticky?
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    PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    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...
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    PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    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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    PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    The wax plugs are for collision, the wax plugs shear off and the shaft collapses instead of helping impale the driver Smile
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    PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    FrozenIce wrote:
    The wax plugs are for collision, the wax plugs shear off and the shaft collapses instead of helping impale the driver Smile


    Yep, you are correct. fortunately, you only need to collapse the shaft about an inch or should I say 25.4mm Smile

    Plenty left should something horrible happen.
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