My 72 front end rebuild begins...

Old May 16th, 2019, 08:24 AM
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My 72 front end rebuild begins...


And so it begins!.... my front end rebuild on my 72 - already read tons of threads - wish me luck!

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Old May 16th, 2019, 08:26 AM
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Would like to thank Lady72nRob71 for such a great thread! And too many more to mention right off the bat!
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Old May 16th, 2019, 09:25 AM
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I hope you ordered one of Robs MAW hats.
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Old May 16th, 2019, 10:35 AM
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Hope all goes well.

My car looks just like that today. Meaning... its up in the air. I've bled the brakes and washed up under the hood and fender wells. I've got new tires and wheels to put on later.

I'm taking a break. Good Luck
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Rob and his MAW's.....a blessing or a curse?

If I had any advice, go with Moog parts. Avoid the Chinesium one-size-fits-none kits.

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I already ordered all Moog parts - i plan on MAWing the frame and everything I can reach with por15 - but I think itís not going to be near Robs level of attention to detail - dying to drive it - it was down all last summer for carb rebuild / distributor rebuild / all new brakes / rebuild rear end and added posi - new bushings in rear control arms and new bearings all the way around - was hoping to drive it right away but I decided to just tear the band aid off and get right to it with the front end - all new steering components / bushings and ball joints - got the sway bar and links off - quick little cleaning reveals itís not the first set of ball joints - uppers are bolted in - hope it all goes this lucky 😜
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Got the steering components off today - first time for me - wasnít that fun but got it done
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Old May 18th, 2019, 06:09 AM
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I don't want to say anything, but MAW replace the steering box w a fast ratio unit, like the rockauto lares unit....about$200.

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Old May 18th, 2019, 06:14 AM
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Also the lca rear bushing may be round or oval doesn't seem to be anyway to tell until it's apart
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Thank you! - funny I was just looking at gear boxes online when I saw this - mine is leaking pretty bad - can you tell me what lares #? Iím interested in the quick ratio but donít want to lose turn radius - and rock auto and lares is pretty vague about disclosing ratios best I can tell - and I believe mine are oval - so not looking forward to the bushings 😩
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On another little note - I mentioned earlier that my upper ball joints were bolted in ... turns out just the driver side - passenger is still original - so I get to have fun with that one.
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Any idea what my original 72 power steering gear box would be? Couldnít find it in csm? (Update: did find in csm that is says 3 turns from lock to lock - looks like that is for all 72s) Whatís the ratio? And L to L? I think I read four turns L-L but not sure on ratio?

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Old May 18th, 2019, 06:17 PM
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Lares unit is a 974 10:1 unit, not sure on turns lock to lock maybe 2-3/4 or 2.5. I have one in my car and it feels more like a modern rack unit than the original 16:1 variable rate pinky steer box. The nice thing about the 974 is it uses the same ps hoses as original and comes w a new rag joint too.
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