• To ALL forum users - As of late I have been getting quite a few private messages with questions about build ups here on the forum, or tech questions about your personal project. While I appreciate the interest, sending me a private message about these topics distracts from, and undermines the purpose of having a forum here. During the day I wear many hats as a small business owner-operator and I work tirelessly to provide the absolute best service possible to you, our valued customer. When I created this forum I rounded up some of the best minds I knew so that any tech question you might have could be asked and answered by either myself or one of my highly experienced moderators, this way the next time this same question is asked the answer can be easily found and utilized by the next IH enthusiast having the same question. This allows me the freedom to run the day to day operations of the business and minimize the impact to shipments and shop activities that these distractions can cause. It is of the up most importance for me to complete the daily tasks in order to best take care of you our customer, all the while providing you a forum to get the level advice and input you have come to expect and deserve from the premier IH shop in the country.

    So with that I ask that anyone with a question about one of our build ups or a general tech question to please use the forum as it was intended. I am absolutely available by telephone to answer your questions as well but at times may direct you back to our website to better field your question or questions. Most other private messages I will be glad to answer for you.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Jeff Ismail

Upgrade steering on 1970 800A


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I am restoring my scout and the steering is horrible! A friend suggested installing rack&pinion. Has this been done and if so, which r&p would increase steering travel? My scout currently takes 3 full rotations to move the wheel 3 inches, which does not allow it to quite make a 90 degree turn. Help please?
Look into putting in a scout II power steering set up or, there is a guy over at BP that successfully installed Saturn electric steering.


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IH parts America does have a power steering kit for the 800's. Saw it on display, at the fall rallye last weekend, and talked with Michael about it. Looks like a good quality kit. The steering gear box looks very similar to the Scout II boxes, and mount the same way. But not the same gear box