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Problems with 1956 Pontiac


Ever since the build/conversion was complete, the top of the GM 605 (pwr) steering box has seeped pwr strg fluid. I purchased a new o-ring kit which included the snap ring. This is a major job as header has to come off and sterring box has to be removed. I had all that done by Sevarts shop and he brought the car back,it was dry. A few weeks later,drove it 30 miles to a car show, and damn thing was leaking again,just like before. Dale was there with one of his cars,soo he got to see 1st hand.:(   Theres 1800 lbs pressure inside those steering boxes,I talked to the ebay guy I got the complete conversion system from, he suggested using a real strong Rosin Epoxy,after cleaning the top with Carb cleaner. Gonna do that as next step. If that doesnt work,will have to purchase another 605 steering box. Any one ever  here of this fix working? I have use this box in my 55 Chevy Belair and 55 Chevy step side. Never had a leaking issue? Thx for any ideas.. Roger



-- Edited by Rodder on Saturday 11th of June 2016 07:27:31 AM

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If used 2 previously with no problems. This one could have a bad casting where the seal is.and no matter what you do will seal it.

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That sounds like a real possibility..never had a steering box problem, but given all the advancements in today's sealers, I would definitely try the epoxy fix.

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Yeah,wont cost any thing to try it. But I dont have high hopes,of it working,with that kind of pressure inside. The old O-ring was mashed flat when the box was opened up, figured heck yeah, this will fix it,Fixed it for about 20 miles. I would have thought if it wasnt gonna work with replacing O-ring and c clip, it would have leaked immediately.


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Oh by the way, ended up buying another Pwr strg box, and no leaks now.


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