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14x7
07-13-2017, 11:14 PM
55 c body 2 door , 60 year old steering box , does the box get lube ,while the power steering gets fluid ? Can I just go to a Napa store for steering box grease? Thanks Mike I,m just concern cause I would guess the steering box needs grease after sixty years , and I'm driving the car without having that service done....

Dwain G.
07-14-2017, 08:30 PM
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Type 'A' fluid is obsolete. This system seems to run quietest with type 'F' fluid in pump reservoir.

riversidevw
07-14-2017, 08:51 PM
Yes, the power pump gets ATF or a specific power steering fluid, the steering box a very different lube. I found a product called Penrite Steering Box lube several years back. Extremely thick gear oil. You will likely find conflicting advice for both the power steering hydraulic system and the box.

tsenecal
07-14-2017, 11:39 PM
Studebaker International sells this for the steering gear.http://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb.dll?parta~dyndetail~Z5Z5Z50001003a~Z5Z5Z5AAHBE~P24.50~~~~S4YQ1EMJIQ6613311838 0l~Z5Z5Z5~Z5Z5Z50001003a

doofus
07-15-2017, 06:34 AM
You will find old lube has turned to tar like substance. gouge it out as best as you can then add fresh lube.removing 4 bolt cover below hyd cylinder to access "Gear Box" and gouge away. Luck Doofus

Buzzard
07-15-2017, 01:21 PM
Lucas makes a chain & gear lube (not the aerosol) which was suggested here for my '59 Lark(no power steering) which had sat for 40+ years. It worked superbly.
Bill

Dwain G.
07-15-2017, 03:14 PM
Most of the gear lubes mentioned above are intended for a Ross manual steering box. For your Saginaw I would stick with 90 weight unless it's a leaker.