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1956 Manual steering Box Olds Will it be a direct swap in a 1955 olds

Old November 28th, 2012, 03:54 PM
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1956 Manual steering Box Olds Will it be a direct swap in a 1955 olds

Have a 1955 olds 98 would like to swap my power steering box out and put a 1956 olds manual box in its place. will the 56 be a direct fit.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 07:48 PM
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I think the 54 and 55 interchange but the 56 is different. If nobody here speaks up, call Chip at Power Steering Services in Springfield, MO. He rebuilds them and is a nice guy. If I dig long enough, I might be able to find the manual box that came out of the 54.
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Old July 20th, 2017, 04:36 PM
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55 olds steering box

redo olds is correct on the steering issue 54 55 same, 56 different
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Old July 20th, 2017, 05:52 PM
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Hey Frank:

Look at the date on my post.
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Old July 21st, 2017, 06:55 AM
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old date, old man, me

sorry about the date thing, will do better, love your car, it is like a dream. had one in 1959, was better built than the 55. have a good one. one day ill get up with you so I can look at your car etc. have owned at least one of these cars since they were new. take care
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Old July 21st, 2017, 07:05 AM
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No worry about the date thing. We have all done it multiple times and I got a laugh out of it. Thanks for the compliments about my car. As I tell people, she may look brand new but she is still 63 years old and requires maintenance to keep her going. We do enjoy her though. Would love to visit at some point. Where are you located?
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Some of the issue between the 55 and 56 boxes are the 56 uses a rag joint and the 54-55 don't.Probably other issues I can't remember but the rag joint is a obvious one... Tedd
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Redo olds, I live in New Caney Texas , will catch up with you one day, not many 54 s left. I have had both 54 and 55 s I thought the 54 was much better built, but the 55 was better looking. have a 55 , 88 added power steering and A/C to it trying now to get a minor restoration done, engine still good as is the transmission and rear end, working on the rust (surface) drove the car every day for years. needs work now, oil leaks and rear seal in hydramatic.
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