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  • Steering Gear Box - Short Shaft - SMB-C - 1 Inch Sector w/ Short Shaft - Repro ~ EARLY 1967 Mercury Cougar / EARLY 1967 Ford Mustang - 31001
  • Steering Gear Box - Short Shaft - SMB-C - 1 Inch Sector w/ Short Shaft - Repro ~ EARLY 1967 Mercury Cougar / EARLY 1967 Ford Mustang - 31001
  • Steering Gear Box - Short Shaft - SMB-C - 1 Inch Sector w/ Short Shaft - Repro ~ EARLY 1967 Mercury Cougar / EARLY 1967 Ford Mustang - 31001

Item #: 31001

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Price: $508.86
    Cost: 40709
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    Description

    This reproduction steering gear box is for manual steering cars and has a 16:1 ratio, it also has a 1 inch sector short shaft for the Pitman arm. 

    *The SMB-C was known for breaking sector shafts. There was a factory recall on the SMB-C and they were replaced by the SMB-D.

    If you are trying to identify the proper steering box, the box will have a raised casting number of C7ZR-3550-A. The early (prior to approximately 5-1-1967, 01E date on the data plate) steering boxes (both manual steering and power steering) will all have used a 1 inch sector shaft, this in turn corresponds to a Pitman arm with the 1 inch hole. Later boxes all had a 1-1/8" sector shaft and corresponding pitman arms for manual and power steering.

    The 16:1 ratio SMB-F box was used for production purposes on those Cougars with the Competition Handling Packages. The SMB-K box (same 16:1 ratio - Power Steering) is identical without a pitman arm. We at WCCC believe that the pitman arms were pre-installed on the steering boxes for use on the assembly line. That is why they have the SMB-F tag number. For those with manual steering and contemplating going to the faster steering box, 4-5/8 turns lock to lock to quicker 3-3/4 turns lock to lock. Understand that there will be more effort involved in turning the steering wheel.

    Having issues with wobbly or loose steering? Check out our video on sloppy steering below.

    Specifications:
    Shipping Weight: 23.00 LBS
    (weight shown may be the dimensional weight)

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    Core Refunds:

    Core refunds can only given when we deem the part worthy of being rebuilt.

    If you have questions about if your core is rebuildable, please do one of the following BEFORE YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER OR SEND US CORES:

    • use our contact form to send us several clear pictures of the part (3 pictures allowed per message)
    • give us a call at 503-463-1130 for guidelines 

    Often we can at least offer a partial refund on your core, but we can not give core refunds on cores we can not use and we will not refund any shipping fees paid to ship the cores to us or pay to return the cores to you, if the cores cannot be used. For your sake and ours, please check with us before sending us a core if you are not certain it is rebuildable.

    If you choose to send your cores to us in advance of placing an order or choose "Hold my order for the Cores" when placing an order, and your cores are not rebuildable, you will be required to pay the core charge before we will ship your order.

    Send Core Returns with a copy of your receipt to:

    W.C.C.C.
    Core Return for (Your Order Number)
    5377 Waconda Rd NE
    Salem, OR 97305

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