NBS steering components in a 400

MIHELA

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The only real problem with the box is the input shaft, it is a 17mm DD and not a spline like the older ones. The pitman and frame mounting are the same. I plan on using the lower steering shaft and a 1" DD shaft to connect it to the column. This also eliminates the rag joint.
 

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A little update, I figured out how to make the NBS (Delphi style, 02+) power steering gear work with the OBS column. I used a steering shaft from a WJ Grand Cherokee and enlarged the firewall end of it slightly for a 3/4DD shaft. Then I removed the ISS from my column. I cut about the top 5" from my lower shaft and bolted it to the end of the column and cut a slot in it for the pinch bolt and bolted the works together. Too bad I can't drive the thing to test it out but I don't foresee any problem it was very straightforward.
 

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A little update, I figured out how to make the NBS (Delphi style, 02+) power steering gear work with the OBS column. I used a steering shaft from a WJ Grand Cherokee and enlarged the firewall end of it slightly for a 3/4DD shaft. Then I removed the ISS from my column. I cut about the top 5" from my lower shaft and bolted it to the end of the column and cut a slot in it for the pinch bolt and bolted the works together. Too bad I can't drive the thing to test it out but I don't foresee any problem it was very straightforward.
Did it work?
 
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