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Flaming River FR1541 Reversed Corvair Steering Box

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Specs
Material Type:
Steel
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Each
Finish:
Painted
Input Shaft Spline Count:
36
Steering Ratio:
20:1
MFG. Part #:
FR1541
Overall Height:
5.50
Overall Width:
7.50
Overall Length:
7.00
Input Shaft Length:
1.04
Input Shaft Diameter:
.625
Output Shaft Length:
1.15
Output Shaft Diameter:
.844 - .890
Notes
1 year warranty from date of purchase per Flaming River (800-648-8022 ext. 113). Pitman arm nut is included.
Flaming River FR1541 Reversed Corvair Steering Box
Flaming River FR1541 Reversed Corvair Steering Box
Flaming River FR1541 Reversed Corvair Steering Box
Flaming River FR1541 Reversed Corvair Steering Box

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Reviews (8)

Q & A (4)

What's in the Box

Info

If you have tried to find a good used Corvair steering box, you know that the chances of finding a good one are slim to none. Don't bother! These brand new Corvair steering boxes have already been reversed. Designed for use on traditional steering cars and T-buckets, these boxes are constructed of modern high strength steel and needle bearings to ensure durability, which original boxes just can't offer. 

Painted black. Does NOT include pitman arm. Ratio is 20:1.  

Parallel Steering Set-Up Guide (GIF)

Notes

  1. Has a 3 bolt mounting flange. From mount hole closest to the input shaft to hole closest the output shaft is 2-15/16”. From the same hole closest the input shaft to hole opposite of output shaft is 3-¾”. The remaining dimension between the two holes furthest from the input shaft is 2-15/16”.

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
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54 Hemi
Verified Purchaser
Verified Reviewer
Central MN

High quality definatly recomend

July 19, 2015
Great quality and nice easy but tight steering
Yes, I recommend this product.
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40/GMC
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Verified Reviewer
Michigan

High Quality

July 05, 2015
I have tried several others and I can say this is a high quality steering box and one of the best on the market. The box comes pre centered and the center is identified by paint markings. Also the box is pre adjusted so once it is installed it is good to go!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Magilla
hope maine

very nice piece

May 08, 2014
I purchased the flaming river reversed corvair because i heard they were the best. It was worth the extra because its beautiful and well made and worked well for my application. I did drill out the only hole that wasnt blind and machine it so i could use a stud and a nut would have a nice flat surface to tighten against. The studd was in a blind spit and the other two holes just made it to the outside of the frame so no issues there. I did have to heat and bend the pitman arm and put the tierod end between the frame and the arm to keep it in away from the tire as much as possible...but it looks like it will work great!!!
Pros:
  • good quality..steel
  • new no wear
Cons:
  • just takes a crafty bracket. thats hotrodding
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Cooter
Pennsylvania, USA

Great Steering Box but will not work wit

June 25, 2013
I'm building a very low 1929 Model A. I bought this box to run traditional style steerng on my car. The problem is with the pitman arm installed downward it hits my split withbone. No big deal i faced the pitman arm upwards. Worked good until i turned the steering shaft Right and the front tires went left. Great box but couldnt make work for my application. Have to return it. I really wish someone would make the worm gear the opposite rotation to work in such an application as this
Pros:
  • very nice box
Cons:
  • won't work for very low tradional styled cars
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Mike
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Troy, MI

Great Steering Box

January 28, 2012
This gear box is much heavier duty then the old stock aluminum Corvair boxes but in the same compact size; it is still very light weight too. The only thing I didn't like was the threaded bolt hole mounting pattern; they are not through holes and require the bolts to be routed up from underneith. For me, this required one of the bolt to pass through my frame. Using a separate bracket bolted to the box first and then to the frame would also work and not require drilling through your frame.
Pros:
  • Compact
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Mr. Fixit
Verified Purchaser
Wellington, FL

Three Times is a Charm

March 26, 2011
The overall construction of the cast steel case is tremendous, especially compared to the OEM aluminum version. I am now on my third unit due to a top seal issue with the first and a bottom seal with the second. Speedway made good, each time replacing the defective unit. The third unit that I recently received appears to have been enhanced by Flaming River to eliminate the prior issues and thus far seems great.
Pros:
  • Durable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Mr. Fixit
Verified Purchaser
Wellington, Florida

Here's a quality piece to consider

October 02, 2010
I am using this steering box on my 23 T-Bucket and its quality is visable as soon as you open the box and pick it up. It is clearly stronger and more heavy duty than its OEM counterpart. When I build another car needing this type of steering arranmement, I will steer clear (pun intended) of anything else.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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mike
Verified Purchaser
texas

nice tight box!

July 18, 2010
this is a very nice product and am very pleased with it. however the bracket assembly my seem tough for some. all in all we are happy.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

4 questions : 4 answers

1 answers

From left lock to right lock (or right to left) how many rotations will the steering wheel turn?

Charlesincharge09
March 02, 2015

From left lock to right lock (or right to left) how many rotations will the steering wheel turn?

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March 03, 2015
EricM
This steering box is 4 3/4 turns lock to lock.
1 answers

When mounted standing on top of the frame, wich way does the pitman arm move when turning left? Forward or back? When mounted standing on top of the frame, which way does the pit man arm move when you turn the shaft counter clockwise? Does it move forward or back with the pit man arm down? I have a straight axle in this car and the steering box will be mounted in front of the axle.

Zsandman78
Boise, ID, USA
February 22, 2014

When mounted standing on top of the frame, wich way does the pitman arm move when turning left? Forward or back? When mounted standing on top of the frame, which way does the pit man arm move when you turn the shaft counter clockwise? Does it move forward or back with the pit man arm down? I have a straight axle in this car and the steering box will be mounted in front of the axle.

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February 25, 2014
EricM
The pitman arm on the Corvair box hangs downward. When you turn the wheel clockwise the bottom of the pitman arm goes rearward pulling on the steering arm on the drivers side wheel in order to turn to the right.
1 answers

When mounted standing on top of the frame, wich way does the pitman arm point? down or up?

vwbarret
December 15, 2013

When mounted standing on top of the frame, wich way does the pitman arm point? down or up?

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December 16, 2013
EricM
When mounted on top of the frame the reversed Corvair box will have the pitman arm pointing down and hooking up to the drag link that goes to the drivers side front wheel steering arm.
1 answers

I'm considering this box for my 39 plymouth truck which will have a 620 lb. hemi in it. Not sure what the complete truck will weigh, maybe 3000-3200. Will this box be strong enough for that application ?

January 29, 2012

I'm considering this box for my 39 plymouth truck which will have a 620 lb. hemi in it. Not sure what the complete truck will weigh, maybe 3000-3200. Will this box be strong enough for that application ?

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January 31, 2012
John
Part number 91032219 This reversed Corvair box is for traditional steering where the drag link goes from the box to the drivers side front wheel. Although designed for hot rod applications in vehicles between 2500 and 3000 pounds they have been used on heavier vehicles such as your pickup successfully. Other option for traditional steer applications is the 67-70 Mustang box and on this gear the pitman arm will point upward instead of down as on the Corvair box. Part number for the Mustang box is 91632002.
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