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just needs to know what else i need to put power steering in to my project ute, i have a power steering box and pump what else do i need

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Well you'll need

mounting hardware (brackets, spacers, bolts)
high and low pressure hoses
the flexible link between the steering shaft and the box
shorter steering arms (from any HQ or a power steer HJ-HZ)
the correct crank pulley (need another belt too)
power steering fluid (obviously)

That's about it (I think!)

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are you saying that arms from a hq normal steering is the same as a power steering arm. my ute has a big turning circle and turns better 1 side then the other (buggard if i can think witch way is the better side)
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good chance your steering arms have had the wheel allignment (toe)adjusted heaps more on one side than the other,,
with your steering straight, check your pitman and idler arms, make sure they are dead inline with the chassis, and not more to one side than the other,,,,
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ALL HQ and ALL HJ - WB Power Steer arms are 90 mm from front bolt hole to tierod end hole.

All HJ - WB Manual Steer arms are 120 mm measured between the same holes.

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Hi Dave.

This topic of steering arms comes up quite often.

To clarify a few points. The changeover date, from short to long steering arms on manual steer cars is Feb '76, so most HJs will have the shorter arms. Also it's not ALL manual steer cars that changed. GTSs with manual steer (not many I realise) kept the short arms but changed to the standard 20:1 box, this kept the relatively quicker/heavier steering that HQ/HJ 16:1 GTSs had.

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Quite often is an understatement, mate! :-)

I knew the early HJ's had the shorter arms...just forgot when I posted the above last night. I didn't know the changeover was Feb 76 though. Thanks for clearing that up.

I didn't know about the manual steer GTS's either. Thanks. :-)

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can i use my power steering box on a different model? and how can i tell what model my power box is from?
my ute i think was built from what parts was laying around, nothing is from the same model
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Yep, any power steer box from HQ - WB. There were some internal changes over the years, but they all interchange.

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Yes, all HQ steering arms are the same.

They all had the shorter arms which is why they were so damn heavy on the steering.

If you were to fit your power steering and retain the longer arms (which you have on a HX) then the steering will be dangerously light with little feel.

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