This is a New Saginaw Vega Steering Box.
5/8”-36 Input shaft with standard 20:1 ratio. Lock to lock is 5 turns
Please Note: This steering box is not adjusted at the factory and therefore, it is necessary that the steering box be adjusted upon installation. It comes pre-lubed.
Adjustment Instructions: Before making any adjustments to the steering box, the steering linkage should be inspected to ensure everything is in good operating condition. Worn out tie rod ends and idler arms will cause the same symptoms. To check how much adjustment is needed turn the steering wheel in on direction until the front wheels just start to turn. Then turn the steering wheel in the opposite direction until the front wheels just start to turn. By seeing how much the steering wheel turns before affecting the front wheels will indicate if the steering gear needs adjusting. The steering wheel should have about one inch of free play. If the free play exceeds one inch or if the steering gear feels excessively tight the steering gear will need to be adjusted. To adjust the steering gear hold the adjusting screw and loosen the lock nut just enough to turn the screw. If you have more than one inch of free play in your steering wheel turn the adjusting screw clockwise 1/4 turn and tighten the lock nut. If the steering gear feels excessively tight turn the adjusting screw counter clockwise 1/4 turn and tighten the locknut. Drive the vehicle at least one mile making various left and right turns and recheck the free play. If additional adjustment is necessary, adjust the adjusting screw 1/4 turn at a time and continue driving and checking it until the free play is one inch.