View Full Version : '74 Javelin steering

01-31-2006, 07:21 AM
The power steering on my '74 Javelin doesn't provide much feel to the road as the wheel is quite easy to rotate at any speed. I guess that was the technology in those days. I was wondering if anyone has made modifications to the steering mechanism to give it better feel like the power assist that is available most cars today.

Colt 50
02-01-2006, 03:19 PM
Here is the phone number to a Benchworks Steering Systems here in Scottsdale, Arizona. They can rebuild your Saginaw gear box , flex coupling, and give you as much road feel as you want. Give them a call and pick their brain, their prices seemed reasonable as well. $200-$400 for the performance gear box depending on level of upgrade. 480/946-3992. Good luck-Scott

02-01-2006, 04:42 PM
Thanks for the quick reply Colt 50. I'll give them a call and post the highlights of our discussion.

02-17-2006, 05:42 PM
talked with Matt at Benchwork Steering. Sounds like they know the Saginaw gear box. I'm going to ship them mine and have them put a 12:1 in (which should firm up the feel). Thanks for passing on the info.

Colt 50
02-20-2006, 10:56 AM
Glad I could help out. Let us know how the new 'feel' is.