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Post by Joe73 Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:12 pm

Anyone have a parts book for steering parts? Moog and Rockauto dont show what I need. I'd like to know if the center link on my 73 with MANUAL steering is the same part number as a power steering unit.

Moog shows DS808 but says power steering. I have manual.

Thanks in advance.
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Post by dynchel Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:44 pm

I just looked on napa pro link and they don't specify between manual and power steering. I called the store and the guy said he would think it would be different. The one part # he came up with was the same as you DS808.
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Post by ant7377 Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:16 pm

Joe check Rockauto.com
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Post by Joe73 Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:42 pm

Hi Ant !! Rockauto doesnt have a listing for manual steering. Worst case, I'll have to order the p/s one locally and see if it matches.
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Post by dynchel Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:47 pm

The guy at napa told me he converted a'71 chevelle to manual steering and he had to change the pitmen arm but was able to reuse the center link.
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Post by 77mali Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:57 pm

Hey Joe- Wouldn't hurt to give this guy a call or email. Maybe he has one or knows what the P/N is?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-TRW-DS808-CENTER-LINK-1973-1977-CENTURY-CHEVELLE-GMC-CUTLASS-/221117482847?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item337ba1075f&vxp=mtr
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Post by Joe73 Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:10 pm

I'm just researching parts in case I find I need one. I remember the center link being the issue when I originally changed the front end. But it wasnt hard to find at the parts store.

I do know when I did it on my monte, with power steering, there were two center links for it. One had the extra hole for the steering stabilizer the other did not.
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Post by Bruisr Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:39 pm

Speedway motors sells center links for 39.00, they carry several suspension items for our chassis as they are popular choices for dirt track racing.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:48 pm

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/1973-77-Chevelle-A-Body-Tie-Rod-and-Ball-Joint-Kit,36331.html

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Post by ant7377 Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:04 pm

Joe, TRW just lists it for all the a body's and all app's so maybe they are all the same.
http://www.trwaftermarket.com/us/Product-Data/JTY222/#Tab4
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Post by Joe73 Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:16 am

Guess they might been the same then.. Thanks for the info guys.
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Post by Dubie Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:13 am

This here is for the non power: P/N 7815408.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GM-NOS-7815408-Manual-Steering-Center-Link-73-74-75-Olds-Cutlass-Malibu-/150955656320?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Year%3A1973|Model%3AChevelle&hash=item2325a88480&vxp=mtr




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