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Which steering box is in my XY?

Hi guys another question, how do I know what steering box is on my '72 XY GS. It's a non power steering car so naturally i thought it would be 20:1 but someone told me all GS's had 16:1 boxes. To me it feels like it's 20:1 because I feel like I have to work the steering wheel a hell of a lot, but maybe thats just because I've been driving smaller newer cars in the past and they are so easy to drive. So is there a way of telling which box it has by looking at it?

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Re: Which steering box is in my XY?

Arent they stamped on the top of the box? 16 or 20? i could be wrong
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Re: Which steering box is in my XY?

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Hi guys another question, how do I know what steering box is on my '72 XY GS. It's a non power steering car so naturally i thought it would be 20:1 but someone told me all GS's had 16:1 boxes. To me it feels like it's 20:1 because I feel like I have to work the steering wheel a hell of a lot, but maybe thats just because I've been driving smaller newer cars in the past and they are so easy to drive. So is there a way of telling which box it has by looking at it?

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16:1 steering boxes are heavier to steer than 20:1 , and thats the first time I've heard that about GS's. Also , It is usually stamped into the top plate of the steering box or I think in some cases stamped onto a tag that is bolted on the top plate. As far as I know there were three available in the XY range...they were: 16M...XY Falcon GT[with non-power steering] 16P...All XY and ZD with Factory Power Steering. 20M...All other XY's [non-power steering]as Standard , I'm not sure what was in the ZD Custom's
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