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I have a '66 122 wagon with fat 15 inch rubber and a 13 inch dia. steering wheel......It is an absolute BEAR to steer at parking lot speeds! I was wondering if late 140 series power steering could be made to fit/work on this car??
 

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Re: 122 Power Steering? (VolvoBob)

Thanks George, I am running a '75 B20 +.030, D cam, DGAS weber, big valves etc. I don't have AC but will consider it if I can locate something that works. The main issue is the heavy steering. All the linkage bits (ball joints, draglinks etc.) are in good shape. I was thinking maybe the power steering box from a '74 142 GLE, or 164 would be a close fit. Then I could work on the pump mounts and drive belt etc.
Any ideas?

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I have factory workshop manuals for 140/160 series and after looking under a hood or 2, it looks like adding one universal (similar to the one used on a MGB) to the end of the 122 top (2-piece) section should work? Could be fun.
Ditto on the alignment game ... I won't be doing a lot of track time, but a compromise in geometry would help some.
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Don
 

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Re: 122 Power Steering? (66hagar)

Hi Volvobud, the Mustang II front end does look like a tempting option .... and I do have a 3.9 Rover V8 kicking around .... Hummm. It sure would be easy to go with a power rack ... But I just like the feel of the old pushrod brickmotor. Might consider the big switch if I can't make the power box upgrade work out.

Thanks for the info.
Don
 
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