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10-10-2009, 07:22 PM
would like to find a quicksteering box that would fit a 62 lark.gm or maybe a mustang box?????want about 3.5 turns and non-power. i used a mustang box in my 69 galaxie sportsroof(manual),has anyone tried this swap in a lark???any help would greatly appreated.

2006,f-150,2x4,v-6,5-speed manual,8ft bed, will post stude info when i get it on the road.

10-10-2009, 07:43 PM
You could use the mustang if you could hook a link from it over to the two inner tie rods.

10-10-2009, 07:56 PM
Stude-Intl offers an Avanti quick steering arm that will fit all 1951-1966 Studebakers for $115.00 a pair. Doesnt specify the reduction in wheel turns though, simply says it reduces steering time.

Brent's rootbeer racer.
MN iron ore...it does your body good.

10-11-2009, 10:23 AM
It's pretty hard to adapt a Brand X steering box to ANY '51 - '66 Studebaker, because they use center-link steering, and the steering box sits back on the frame and operates the bell crank via a drag link parallel to the car's longitudinal axis. Completely different geometry to most any other car.

There are a few swaps that have been done. One, I think, involves use of the steering box from a 4X4. Try searching this Forum and others; you will find it eventually.

The quick steering arms are your easiest solution. Of course, steering effort will increase; that's the trade-off.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

10-11-2009, 12:34 PM
There's a guy in California who has done a steering box adaption using a 1992 Mitsubishi Montero one. It was a Hawk with a Mopar 360 for sale on eBay last spring.
He didn't say anything about the ratio ,but the ad claimed that the car handled well.

10-11-2009, 02:35 PM
Here's a thread about mitsu steering with pics: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15105&SearchTerms=montero,steering