This is the Camaro quick-ratio (XH) steering box that I got from
GM Sports Salvage in San Jose CA. The factory box was leaking like a sieve.
Here's the collapsible steering column that was shipped with the steering box.
It has a sticker on it that suggests not turning the column with the airbags armed.
Must be a sorta new part.
I ended up replacing the modified V6 fan shroud with one from a 305 powered 79 Malibu.
I sure feel better knowing that there's a warning label under my hood that says "Warning: fan."
I'd hate to think that things like this can go unprotected.
The shifter cover from the 74 Chevelle was pretty hammered and didn't fit the Hurst ProMatic 2 very well at all.
So I went to a plastic shop called Commercial Plastics in Salt Lake and talked to a guy named Mike.
Turns out he's building a first generation Camaro like Gayle's (which I was driving that day) and he was
so willing to help that he handed me a big ol' chunk of ABS plastic to make a new piece out of.
So here it is along with the Dremel tool I'm gonna use to hack away at it.
Since the ABS was 1/4 inch thick, I felt a little like I was bringing a knife to a gunfight, but I started cutting anyway.
Eventually I had a piece of plastic that looked like it was about the right shape.
Then I started the "cut and try" portion of the operation.
Finally I got a slot cut that would fit the grommet from the Hurst kit.
I also drilled and countersunk the mounting screw holes.
Whaddya know? It fits!.
It actually looks better than the one I started with. How about that?
Next page: Dr. Gas Exhaust.