How many turns lock to lock? 1968 Bel Air Wagon
On my 68 Bel Air Wagon, I just finished upgrading my front sway bar(Addco 1.125 inch solid), adding a rear bar(UMI 1" solid), cutting one coil off the front springs, and replacing the front shocks(Gabriel Ultras).
Once the car is set in a curve, its flat and firm, but the tighter chassis just accentuates the slow steering.
On your 1965-1970(should all be close) Impala or other B-body full size, how many turns do you get lock to lock of the steering wheel?
I checked this morning. I got about 4.1 turns. I wasn't watching the tires just feeling for the lock. Steering is very light but reactive...i.e. no slop. Rag joint is in great condition. Its just slow.
What is the factory spec lock to lock? And what is the ratio of the steering box?
What have you used for a quicker ratio replacement steering box and what were the results?