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Speedway Vega Style Steering Box Combo, All New Assembly

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Sold in Quantity:
Set
Spline Count:
36
Overall Length:
5.75
Spline OD:
.63
Speedway Vega Style Steering Box Combo, All New Assembly
Speedway Vega Style Steering Box Combo, All New Assembly
Speedway Vega Style Steering Box Combo, All New Assembly
Speedway Vega Style Steering Box Combo, All New Assembly
Speedway Vega Style Steering Box Combo, All New Assembly

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Please NOTE the following about this product:

  • This item is sold as a kit.

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What's in the Box

Speedway Motors makes it easy to bolt together a cross steering system with our Vega Steering Box Combo kit. Kit includes a Speedway Vega box, steel pitman arm, and a Ford Model T - 1934 frame mount. This steering box accepts a 5/8" 36-spline U-joint or coupler.

Kit includes:

  • Speedway Vega Steering Box
    • 20:1 steering ratio
    • 5 turns lock-to-lock
  • Steel Vega Pitman Steering Arm
    • Plain finish 
    • Non-offset design
    • Double-tapered "Ford" tie rod end hole (lets you attach the drag link on the top or on the bottom)
  • Vega Steering Box Mount
    • Fits Model T thru 1934 Ford frames
    • Weld-on design

Item Details

Includes: Speedway vega box, plain pitman arm and box mount

Application

  • Steering Box
    • Centerline through the output shaft to the front of the box is about 3"
    • Overall length of the box not including the input shaft is 5-3/4"
    • Input shaft extend rearward 1-3/16"
    • From adjust screw to end of output shaft is 8"
    • From outside of box to area on mounting surface is 4-1/2"
    • Box has a swell in the casting that extends past the mounting legs an additional 1/4"
    • Mounting pattern is 2-3/4" and 4-3/8" center to center of the three mounting holes 
  • Steering Arm
    • Length center eye to center eye is 6-1/4"
    • Overall length is 6-7/8"
    • 5.5" inside length eye to eye
    • 0.60" diameter tapered end
    • Tie rod end is tapered on both sides

Notes

Features:

  • New castings and components
  • Faithful reproduction of size, shape, and mounting hole locations
  • Vega box is the popular standard of conventional cross steering boxes for hot rods
  • Bolts up to all normal Vega-type brackets and accepts Vega-spline U-joints, pitman arms, and accessories
  • Durable cast-iron construction with machined steel components
  • Provides years of trouble-free service

Notes:

  1. Recommended for vehicles under 2800 lbs.
  2. The Vega box is the best choice for Model T - 1934 Ford chassis. 1935-48 chassis can use this Vega box or, if you need power steering, use Saginaw box 910-32500. 

Specs

  • Steering Box
    • Centerline through the output shaft to the front of the box is about 3"
    • Overall length of the box not including the input shaft is 5-3/4"
    • Input shaft extend rearward 1-3/16"
    • From adjust screw to end of output shaft is 8"
    • From outside of box to area on mounting surface is 4-1/2"
    • Box has a swell in the casting that extends past the mounting legs an additional 1/4"
    • Mounting pattern is 2-3/4" and 4-3/8" center to center of the three mounting holes 
  • Steering Arm
    • Length center eye to center eye is 6-1/4"
    • Overall length is 6-7/8"
    • 5.5" inside length eye to eye
    • 0.60" diameter tapered end
    • Tie rod end is tapered on both sides

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
RATING BREAKDOWN
8 reviews
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Terri
Verified Purchaser
Glassboro, N.J.

We rated the Vega style steering box as EXCELLENT!!!

May 28, 2015
We used the product in a Rat/Hot Rod Gasser type build. The product was made with precision.The install was easy. The preformance was stellar. Loved everything about it. Am getting ready to place another order. Thanks for everything!
Pros:
  • It Was Made Strong And Co
  • Product Was Complete
  • Am Ready To Purchase More
  • Recieved Shipment Quick
  • It Was An Easy Install
  • Very Satisfied Overall
  • The Preformance Was Excel
Yes, I recommend this product.
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JOE
Verified Purchaser
ALBANY,NY

WORKS

September 30, 2011
32 FORD CROSS STEERING,FITS AND WORKS....NO PROBLEMS
Pros:
  • Easy To Use
  • Durable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Butch63
Verified Purchaser
Pittsburgh PA

Quality of components was as advertised.

February 06, 2011
Definitely a good kit for the money.
Pros:
  • Easy To Use
Yes, I recommend this product.
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will
florida

vegas box combo

December 02, 2010
it works and has great clearences and the bracket it nice that you can add the spacers yourself have seen soom brackets that come with spacers on the wrong side but not this one
Pros:
  • Fit is perfect brcket is
Yes, I recommend this product.
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stubby
Verified Purchaser
Milford Ma.

Great product

October 31, 2010
Replaced traditional steering on my 32 ford with vega cross steering. It made a big differance. Easy installation. Just wished the spacers were already welded to mounting bracket.
Pros:
  • Easy Installation
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Applejac
Verified Purchaser
Houston, Ohio

Top quality product, I would buy again.

September 06, 2010
As always a good product, [...] from Speedway. I have been a customer for years, and intend on buying from them again. The steering box is a great product and fit perfect in my application, on a T BUCKET.
Pros:
  • ideal fit
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dirty Bert
Minneapolis, MN

Vega Combo box

August 28, 2010
Frame rails must be boxed 1 round bushing must be made, tapped 7/16-14 and welded to bracket
Pros:
  • Works on boxed rails
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sasafras
Celina,OH

I would and will always buy this.

January 24, 2010
Super smooth operation. Great item for any application. Will use this kit for future projects.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

9 questions : 10 answers

1 answers

can I use hemi ends with this pitman arm? I know it has a 7dig.taper on the end can it be drilled out to use 5/8 heim? have flat steering arms! thanks

Ronb67
Oak Lawn,il
February 11, 2013

can I use hemi ends with this pitman arm? I know it has a 7dig.taper on the end can it be drilled out to use 5/8 heim? have flat steering arms! thanks

Answers

February 12, 2013
Jason
We can sub the pitman arm in this vega style steering kit for one that is already drilled for use with 5/8" rod ends or you can drill out arm in this kit to 5/8"
1 answers

Will this steering box combo work on my 1923 t bucket box frame. the steering box that is on it now is a 5671172 1957 chevy nomad box. Thanks! Robert

Robert
Summerville,SC
August 07, 2012

Will this steering box combo work on my 1923 t bucket box frame. the steering box that is on it now is a 5671172 1957 chevy nomad box. Thanks! Robert

Answers

August 08, 2012
John
The vega box will work in the same fashion with the pitman arm pointing forward and the drag link from the pitman arm to the passenger side wheel for cross steer. You may also be interested in the pitman arm and mounting plate and we offer a kit under number 9163220 that includes all three.
2 answers

what size & number of splines for the steering shaft connection?

March 09, 2012

what size & number of splines for the steering shaft connection?

Answers

March 12, 2012
Anonymous
The input shaft of this box is 5/8" x 36 spline.
March 12, 2012
Eric
The box in this kit requires a 5/8 x 36 spline u-joint or coupler.
1 answers

Does the new Vega Box come filled with lubricant?

Dan
Bend, Oregon
October 14, 2011

Does the new Vega Box come filled with lubricant?

Answers

October 17, 2011
John
Part # 9163220 The Vega box comes filled with the appropriate grease and requires only minimal adjustment for gear engagement after the installation.
1 answers

how do i know where to mount the bracket/box? thanks

joe
albany,ny
September 11, 2011

how do i know where to mount the bracket/box? thanks

Answers

September 12, 2011
John
Mount location varies on the application, engine used, and other related facts. On the T bucket the Vega box is mounted fairly well forward at 7” from the center line of the tube front cross member. With the specific application we may be able to make some suggestions. Normally the box mount sits just ahead of the motor mounts and hangs down below the frame with only one box mount bolt actually going through the frame itself. You may want to check the photos of our various frames for some insight into the mount location.
1 answers

What is the recommended tighening torque on the pitman arm nut? Is box shipped with gear lube installed?

Bondo Bob
Livermore Ky.
April 19, 2011

What is the recommended tighening torque on the pitman arm nut? Is box shipped with gear lube installed?

Answers

April 20, 2011
John
The Vega box DOES come shipped with lube. The splined output shaft is tapered and the nut should be torqued at 80-85 pounds. The pitman arm DOES have a top and bottom to accommodate the taper on the output shaft. It does come with the nut and lock washer included.
1 answers

CAN IT BE MOUNTED UNSIDE DOWN UNDER THE FRAME WITH THE ARM FACING UP ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE FRAME.

ROUNDER
LEESBURG FL
April 26, 2015

CAN IT BE MOUNTED UNSIDE DOWN UNDER THE FRAME WITH THE ARM FACING UP ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE FRAME.

Answers

April 28, 2015
John
Expert
The Vega box could be mounted with the mount flange facing up under the frame and the pitman arm sticking up on the outside of the frame for traditional steering. Hood up to the input shaft would be difficult and also proper lubrication of the shaft and internals will likely be inadequate. For an application such as referenced we recommend the 91032344 short shaft Mustang box for just what you are needing.
1 answers

If the input shaft is turned clockwise, does the output shaft turn clockwise or anti-clockwise when viewed on the end of the shaft?

Reg
United Kingdom
July 06, 2015

If the input shaft is turned clockwise, does the output shaft turn clockwise or anti-clockwise when viewed on the end of the shaft?

Answers

July 07, 2015
Craig
Expert
The Vega box is designed to be used in a cross steer setup with the box mounted behind the axle centerline. With the box mounted behind the front axle centerline and the pitman arm pointing to the front of the car when you turn the steering wheel to the right the pitman arm will swing to the left. So the output of the steering box will be the opposite of the input. If you rotate the wheel left the pitman arm will turn right. http://static.speedwaymotors.com/images/charts/how-crosssteering.gif
1 answers

When I measure for the Drag Link bar do I measure from center of Pitman arm hole to center of Tie Rod Arm hole ?

Ray Ellis
CT.
July 29, 2015

When I measure for the Drag Link bar do I measure from center of Pitman arm hole to center of Tie Rod Arm hole ?

Answers

July 29, 2015
Zach
Expert
Yes that is exactly right. Center to center measurements are what we go by
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