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Flaming River FR1500 Vega Steering Box

Flaming River FR1500 Vega Steering Box

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What's in the Box

The Flaming River Performance Vega Steering Box is an all new unit designed specifically for street rods. This box is 30% stronger than the OEM box, and it uses a needle bearing design to far outlast the original bushing design of the 70's. The Vega Steering Box features new castings and components. A faithful reproduction of size, shape and mounting hole locations and no core charge.

  • Manufactured from aircraft steel alloy
  • Durable cast iron and machined steel construction will give years of high-mileage service
  • New needle bearing design
  • Crowned sector provides higher torque at center position reduces vibration and provides for more natural return of steering wheel
  • 30% stronger worm and nut
  • 30% stronger sector
  • Bigger gears
  • Chrome cap
  • Bolts up to all normal Vega-type brackets
  • Accepts Vega-spline u-joints, pitman arms and accessories

Must use Vega Pitman Arm # 702-2924

Cross Steering Guide (GIF)

Notes

  1. The Vega-style box is preferred by most builders due to the steering geometry of straight axle equipped cars.
  2. Not Recommended for Vehicles over 3,000 lbs.

Specs

  • Output shaft is 1" outside diameter
  • Splined area tapers from .934" to .997"
  • Threaded area takes a 3/4" nut and lock washer

Item Details

Box only

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
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Steve
Nevada
Product Rating

Smooth steering

June 12, 2011
Looks good and works just fine on my T Bucket. Just like having power steering on a light car like a T Bucket. Easy to install. Black paint with a chrome top plate. May not be a direct replacement for a Vega box, but worked ok for my application.
Pros:
  • Easy To Install
  • Adjustable
  • Improves Handling
  • Looks good
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Lucky
Apollo Pa.
Product Rating

Great part, [...] good price,

March 29, 2010
Bolted right up and I didn't have to paint it
Pros:
  • Elloco
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Russ B
Verified Purchaser
Millbrae, CA
Product Rating

make sure you will have clearance needed

January 11, 2011
I wanted to replace an old 'Mullins' Vega box. This new box sounded as if it would be better than an original. I imagine it is; but the minor changes in external dimensions prevented me from using it as a replacement. Luckily, I had a new unused box for another chassis on hand to use, and was able to get the hot rod Model A back on the road quickly. My mounts on the frame placed the box too close to the motor mount and it could not be mounted without modifying the motor mounts or changing box location. If no other mounts are closely placed to the box now the product should work fine and install with ease. ...just do not assume it will automatically be a simple replacement for a stock Vega steering box.
Pros:
  • Good ratio
  • New design
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

3 questions : 4 answers

Proper Adjustment Is there any adjustment needed on the screws on the top of the box? Or are they set at the proper setting? There is a little bit of slop in the steering wheel and I want to get rid of that.

2 answers
Goff
Kennewick, WA, USA
February 12, 2013

Proper Adjustment Is there any adjustment needed on the screws on the top of the box? Or are they set at the proper setting? There is a little bit of slop in the steering wheel and I want to get rid of that.

Answers

September 04, 2013
Allend43
You can back off locknut and tighten the screw a little. Do NOT force the screw! It will make the box too tight! And of course don't forget to retighten the locknut when done.
February 12, 2013
Jason
On part number 91032200 which is the Flaming River Vega box there will be a little free play in the steering wheel and depending on the steering wheel diameter could be 1 ½” or more. To make the adjustment the box MUST be centered lock to lock and in this position the pitman arm should point straight ahead. Loosen the jam nut and with a straight screw driver tighten lightly the threaded adjuster and then retighten the jam nut. Check for free play and repeat as necessary. If all the free play is adjusted out then during the turning radius the resistance will increase dramatically and premature wear will be encountered.

can the vega box be used similar to the old F-150 box to setup drag link style steering? If so, any important point to keep in mind?

1 answers
Ron
Phx, az
January 17, 2011

can the vega box be used similar to the old F-150 box to setup drag link style steering? If so, any important point to keep in mind?

Answers

January 20, 2011
John
You inquired about our Vega box and the option of mounting it to match up to the old style F-150 steering and I assume you are referencing traditional steer where the drag link runs from the pitman arm to the drivers side front wheel. There is the possibility that this could be done as the rotation of the output shaft would be correct if the steering gear were mounted so the output was vertical. Only problem is the entire box would have to be mounted outside the frame and U-joint angles would definitely be a problem. The Vega is considered a cross steer box. If you don’t like our reversed Corvair box a good option is the Mustang box which is also designed for traditional steer but has it’s advantages and one being that the pitman arms points upward instead of down like the Corvair. In either of these cases the cost is significantly more but will take a lot less time in mounting and with less problems encountered.

what is the gear ratio of this vega box

1 answers
richie
allison park,pa
March 16, 2012

what is the gear ratio of this vega box

Answers

March 19, 2012
Jason
This vega box is 20:1 ratio. Approximately 5 turns lock to lock
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