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Old 11-05-2020, 01:41 PM
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I’ve seen a Javelin with the steering box mounted the same way, pretty stupid when RHD boxers are readily available for them.
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Old 16-05-2020, 03:17 PM
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Iíve seen a Javelin with the steering box mounted the same way, pretty stupid when RHD boxers are readily available for them.
Not necessarily. This is on an early '70s Firebird. It could even be a 1970 model (the car is completely dismantled). If the car was here from new, there weren't any RHD power steering boxes around, unless you could source one from a '65 onward Aussie Impala or Parisienne. The first Holden with a power steering box was the HQ which didn't come out until 1971. Even then, power steering was a fairly rare option.
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Aussie assembled RHD Javelins and other Ramblers had power steering and from 1968 they ran a Saginaw box, the same as GM. Direct interchange with HQ with adapter brackets on pre-1970 cars.
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Aussie assembled RHD Javelins and other Ramblers had power steering and from 1968 they ran a Saginaw box, the same as GM. Direct interchange with HQ with adapter brackets on pre-1970 cars.
Yes, I understand all that, but back in the 1960s how does a guy that converts cars to RHD get his hands on one of those. Cars like that aren't in the wreckers and to buy a new one means you have to import one, which back then would literally take months and been super expensive. Nobody had them 'on the shelf' and even if they did, converters didn't spend money on 'new' parts. It was cheaper to use what you had and pay the very cheap labour rates to make it fit.
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you would have to admit, that particular one is a shocker, looks like i welded it. lol
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