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The late 1920's Dodge steering box was not working at all. Very stiff, not smooth. And heavy. I dug out a late Corvair box, the housing is cast iron instead of aluminum. Reversed it and mounted it as shown. Made the mounting bracket a bolt-in in case this arrangement didn't work. The rest of the parts were left overs from other projects. Spent quite a b it of time finding a good location for the box. This was the least bad location. Fortunately an early Chevy pitman arm fit so I was able to use the ball and socket tie rod ends that fit the image. There is a world of difference in how it steers. Got a scorpion belt buckle on the steering wheel hub.
 

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I mentioned I drove it to a show. On the way I realized the seat back was too thick and limited leg room. I had a couple theater seats and some rusty angle iron so the roadster has those seats. Now I can't reach the pedals! The gray seat was made from two school bus seats. See before and after.
 

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I mentioned in my Gruber thread that the Hup killed on the way home. The qudrajet I had on it had a weak accelerator pump, Pulled a couple q-jets from the attic but they were pretty grody inside. Trash quality. Last week I drove 49 urban freeway miles and 5 miles of neighborhood streets to pick up an AFB Competition Series for 20 bucks. I put that on the Hup this afternoon. Some changes were necessary but it runs much better now.
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I mentioned in my Gruber thread that the Hup killed on the way home. The qudrajet I had on it had a weak accelerator pump, Pulled a couple q-jets from the attic but the were pretty grody inside. Trash quality. Last week I drove 49 urban freeway miles and 5 miles of neighborhood streets to pick up an AFB Competition Series for 20 bucks. I put that on the Hup this afternoon. Some changes were necessary but it runs much better now.
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