Just wanted to say thank you. System went in great, instructions were invaluable, and the feel of the car is fantastic. You were so right, no need or desire for a rack and pinion setup after this. Thanks for the hard work and craftsmanship you put into the parts, truly appreciated and made all the difference in the car.
I just got back from a trip to New Mexico and driving through the Texas Panhandle where it’s always windy it took little effort to keep the truck and trailer in a straight line. Normally I would be back-and-forth with the steering wheel, but since the rebuild all I have to do is hold the steering wheel steady.Also, since the wheels are tight to the gearbox when going over bumps, as in an overpass or bridge, the truck stays straight instead of veering off to one side or the other. I can hardly believe how much of a difference it’s made, I will recommend your service to anyone that needs it.
My 1967 Caprice front end is complete now.The steering gear box you all built for my car compliments the other components that were already installed.It was already fun to drive now I joke with my wife that my cars steering is better that her 2011 Mustang.
I received both boxes on Tuesday, and everything looks absolutely great! PS pump looks like it did in 1968! Steering box looks perfect—-I love the finish, the date codes showing thru and the Saginaw logo. Thanks for making my steering parts look like new again!
I read the Car Craft article, and I went through all this 3 years ago. There are small problems associated with all the swaps as pointed out in the CC article. I sent my original ‘66 power steering box and pump to: Chip Woyner, 2347 E. Kearney, Springfield, MO 65803, www.powersteering.com. He rebuilt my original 24-1 box into a 12.7:1 and rebuilt my original pump to match the box, sold me new hoses, and taught me all about power steering set-ups (knowledge which I did not retain). But what I did retain is this, If you want to mess with all the hassle of trying to find used parts (then pray they actually work) and swap all of in, then maybe it will work out as you want and maybe it will need doing again to get it right, you can. But what I did is fool proof. And everyone who drives my car comments on the steering. It is great!! It comes back clean, black, like new, ready to bolt on and use with no problems, guaranteed. Chip is famous in other circles, that’s how I found him. He is a good, honest, easy to talk to man and I highly recommend him and his company. The guy who did my front end alignment again this spring after I put all needed new parts in the front of my ‘66 drove it after he aligned it came back with a big smile, “There are NO old cars that drive like that” he says. Well we both know that was just paying a compliment, but if I do say so, it is impressive, I wish I would have done this many years ago. BTW I swapped a used “Quick ratio box” onto the car before I did the rebuilding thing and had problems. Mostly due to the pump and the box being mismatched, but the box was also less than perfect. I am thankful I found Chip. He’s the Man!! with power, and manual, steering. This has been a non paid non political public service announcement.
The May 2000 issue of Muscle Car Review contained an article (“How To Upgrade Your GM Power Steering Box,” p. 60) highlighting a GM power steering box upgrade by Power Steering Services. I was rebuilding the front suspension of my ‘69 GTO, and the article was very timely. I called Power Steering Services and spoke with Chip Woyner. Mr. Woyner was incredibly helpful and patient. I had never worked on a power steering unit and I had numerous questions. His assurances regarding how the upgrade would improve handling and his offer to provide guidance if I ran into difficulty removing or replacing the equipment convinced me to complete the upgrade. Power Steering Services completed the work within the promised time frame, and Mr. Woyner immediately answered e-mail questions I sent regarding installation of the box. The project was a success and I would recommend this upgrade for all GM musclecar owners. I only wish that every vendor in this musclecar hobby was as squared away as Power Steering Services (No, I don’t own stock. I’ve never met Mr. Woyner or anyone else associated with the company)
Just a note to let you know how much I appreciate you and your work. A few years back you rebuilt my box and pump from my 1966 Cutlass and the result was just great. It is a joy to drive and I couldn’t be happier. You were great to talk to and your work was perfect. Since then I have seen people all over the net on every board I go to telling the same type of story about how happy they were with your work. I take every chance I get to post my little story about the difference in my car as well. The recurring theme is always the same, everyone is really happy with what you have done for us. That’s all I wanted, just to tell you personally how happy everyone is with you. Never saw anything negative. You’re the best.
Marty, I just wanted to say thank you so much for your work, the power steering pump looks awesome!
I received the steering box and I think that if it operates as well as it looks, I’m really going to like it! I have it in place, and am looking forward to completing the car so I can try it!
Hi! I received the gear box today, if it works as good as it looks Iam sure I’ll love it
I sent my steering gear to Marty for rebuild and upgrade to the fast ratio. When I received the steering gear back, the carton had been damaged by the shipping carrier but the gear appeared to be fine. After installation, the steering seemed to be binding . I called Marty and explained the problem. He was very concerned and asked me to return it for inspection.Upon receipt, Marty inspected the unit and called me immediately. The input shaft had been very slightly bent from damage incurred during shipment. He replaced the shaft, thoroughly inspected every piece in the gear and I had it back in 2 days!The gear now works perfectly. The quick ratio conversion made an incredible improvement in the handling of the car. I could not be happier with my experience with PowerSteering.com.Customer Service is a high priority to Marty and his work is second to none.
I finally got a chance to install the box you sent me. It is on a 2001 Dodge 4x4 diesel. All I can say is wow. The difference is amazing. I had spent a small fortune on this truck. I had converted to the 98 T style steering, and had also installed the DSS stabilizer. Nothing made as much difference in the way the truck drives as the new box did. The install only took about an hour. I followed your instructions and I had no problems. Even with the ratio change, the truck is still very easy to turn when not moving. Highway speeds are much better now. The constant correction I was having to do before is gone and the truck responds like a new one.
It was well worth the money. My 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle never handled better. I feel the road again. Thanks again!
I wanted to let you know that I finished installing the power steering on my Chevrolet Chevelle. I works like a dream! I should have done that years ago! I appreciate your help and patience, and love the results. Thanks again.
I can’t be more delighted with the 12.7:1 quick ration conversion, blueprinting and power steering pump rebuild on our 1974 AMC Javelin AMX. When I turn the wheel, it has more effort and turns instantly that direction. Now, it responds just like a modern car with rack and pinion steering. Your conversion is simply amazing and is a must have for classic hot rods and muscle cars like mine. I thought I was going to have live with zero feedback and ultra slow response but not anymore thanks to Power Steering Services. Fantastic job on the show detailing too and well worth the price (it gives us a little extra edge at the shows, just went to my first yesterday). Your personalized instructions allowed my buddy and I to R&R the gear box and power steering pump ourselves with great results. Thanks for the great product and top notch service. I highly recommend your conversion to anyone with an AMC Javelin, AMX or Javelin AMX
The steering box you sent me I have now installed and it has cured the problem I was having for 7 years. I was too stupid to know that 4 and 1/4 turns was even available let alone be put in my 1998 Doge Ram 12V 2500 by some factory worker that did not know or care. The box you sent, 3 turns plus 20 degrees and I knew immediately it would make a big difference which it has. The truck steers the way a truck should: straight down the road, no nonsense. I hate to admit I drove semis for 16 years in 48 states and did not know why my damn Ram did not steer as it should. One of your customers wrote in about his problem to Turbo Diesel Register (TDR) and that you had answered his questions and put him on the right track. Because of him I phoned you and got an education which I do so very much appreciate. I was impressed with the Borgeson shaft. My old one had a rubber connection that would probably have been OK for non-power steering but I could see no use for it and evidently Borgeson does not like it either. I wrote in to TDR about my episode to try to be of help to others with the same problem and mentioned I got the rebuilt box from you and I hope that will generate some business for you.