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RICK BARAJAS
07-06-2005, 11:36 PM
I would like info on getting a power steering unit for my 55 commander. At my age, it is increasingly difficult to make that beautiful beast of mine obey my commands. What are chances of having one put on.
Rick

Roscomacaw
07-07-2005, 09:03 PM
Sedan or C-K? Not that either one is easy to find anymore. It's a bolt on deal IF you can find the parts.:D

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

rockne10
07-07-2005, 09:29 PM
Mr. Biggs is right. You'll want a donor from the same wheelbase model you have and,preferably, the same trans because you'll need the trans linkage. You'll need the steering column, firewall seal, steering box and hoses,box mounting bracket with bolts and spacers(note where they are located), pump, pump bracket with attachment hardware, double crank pulley with spacer, pully bolts and longer crank center bolt. You wll also needthe pitman arm and the reach rod. Bellcrank is the same.

Roscomacaw
07-08-2005, 01:55 PM
Actualy, the sectors are the same. It's the upper section of the steering column that's different in length. And since this setup has a flex joint of sorts, it's relatively easy to swap the upper sections of the column as required. Do that and use whichever drag link is appropriate and you're in like Flynn.;)

Still tho - neither setup is easy to find anymore. Figure $3 to $500 complete with pump. And probably THE toughest part to find of late - is the little tri-faced bracket that mounts the pump to the cylinder head. That and the two stud bolts that affix it.[V]

Also be aware that the '57 vintage versions have different steering wheel splines than those used thru '56. The earlier steering wheels won't work on the '57 Saginaw columns but the column upper sections will interchange as required.:)

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS