Wednesday Rewind: Flaming River Video Shows Tips To Making Your Steering Smoother

Unless you are restoring your Corvette back to stock configurations, there are a lot of products that are designed to make it better than when it left the factory. Many of those components have to do with upgrading the steering of your Corvette.

Let’s face it, with the numerous hoses and slave cylinders that weave their way under the Midyear and Shark Corvettes, there are also a bevy of places for those hoses and cylinders to leak. And, if you don’t have hoses and cylinders under your Corvette, the lack of power steering is reason enough to want to upgrade.

Enthusiasts have many options when it comes to putting different steering mechanisms under their rides, and there are also many options to upgrade your steering column and wheel. A lot of that comes down to personal choice. But, when it comes to joining those two opposite components together, there are some hard and fast rules that you need to adhere to if you want a safe, smooth-operating system. This story shows some of those pointers to get you started in the right direction.

We featured this Flaming River video a while back and with the number of resto-mods going on in the hobby, it bears repeating as this information is still valid, and safety never goes out of style. We’ve seen some pretty scary setups when it came time to lay out the steering shaft, but if you keep just a few things in mind, you can easily avoid some of the most common mistakes.

This video hits some of the most common mistakes and if you’re planning, or in the midst of hooking up an updated steering assembly, then this information is well worth the three minutes of your time.

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Andy Bolig

Andy has been intrigued by mechanical things all of his life and enjoys tinkering with cars of all makes and ages. Finding value in style points, he can appreciate cars of all power and performance levels. Andy is an avid railfan and gets his “high” by flying radio-controlled model airplanes when time permits. He keeps his feet firmly grounded by working on his two street rods and his supercharged C4 Corvette. Whether planes, trains, motorcycles, or automobiles, Andy has immersed himself in a world driven by internal combustion.
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