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1977 Chevelle SE x2
One Mild original
one Wild NON original
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As for your steering box, you can swap in a steering box from late 70's/ 80's steering boxes out of GM full size cars. They have a much closer ratio box compared to the 3rd gen's steering box (something like 13:1 compared to 17:1, don't quote me on that). The only big issue is that in the late 70's they changed the pressure lines on the box itself from a standard size to a metric size, meaning you either need to get an adaptor between the Elky's original lines, or make some new lines up with the right adaptor.
If you do that, along with all the stuff Maligoon suggested, these cars drive like they weigh 600 lbs. lighter.
Sorry about writing a whole friggin' novel, but when I talk tech I get a lil carried away...
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If the steering is sloppy, make sure its not in the column or gear box. if not replace idler arm, center link, tie rods.
Poly sway bar mounts and links will help with sway and either poly or rubber suspension bushings will help, those 30+ year old rubber bushing are shot and sloppy like 30 year old tires.
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I bought one of their Lee Engineering 12.7:1 steering boxes for my white 73, and the difference is out of this world. Now I can accurately control the car while doing burnouts, even between buses and trucks on the road. You'll be really glad you did this swap.
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