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Exclamation Cracked steering box? Now what?!

So... the other day I noticed that when moving the steering wheel the steering box moves around, not much but enough to be noticeable.

I was not very worried until the moment I googled for a replacement and found out that the currently available online stores are charging a premium for this part. I am not saying they are charging too much but costing upwards of 700 (almost $900) it is definitely not cheap!

As I understand, after 40 years of abuse, most cars have now faced this issue, is everyone buying a replacement or is there a more cost effective alternative that will not break the bank?!

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A competent welder can fix it.

I went this route:

http://www.alfaholics.com/parts/105-...burman-type-3/

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I had a fabricator familiar with fixing broken Motorsports aluminum castings weld one of mine. If I recall, it cost around $75


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some cracked steering boxes will be found with multiple cracks with some around bolt holes. so there also may be some machine work needed after welding. If you can find a shop familiar with auto racing casting repair would be best. Other wise clean well. maybe bake out grease. find a competent welder. the material is likely easy weldable alloy A356.

search this forum for other ideas and consider adding a reinforcement.

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