Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Beautiful Chester County, PA
Agree with Fred. If you stripped out the threads, you wont be able to retap and also then finding a Fitting/hose with a larger thread could prove difficult. If it was just Cross threaded maybe you could chase the threads with a tap and see if that helps. Take care though not to get any metal shavings into the box. how exactly, I dunno but maybe hold the box upside down as you re-tap the threads and use grease on the tap to catch shavings.
If it is actually stripped out, may be time for a new steering Box. If you go that route, consider the Quick Ratio Box if your car does not already have it. I got mine from Advance a few years ago and with discounts it only ran me about $80 for the QR box.
'95 Caprice SS conversion - Bonny Buckets - 96 Column, Shifter and Console - 3.73 Gear and Herter tune - Z/28 Cluster - Blazer OH Console - Green/Pink bushings - Chromed Impala Wheels - Eibach Springs and Bilstein Shocks - Corvette Engine Dress - the list goes on and still more to do...it never ends.