I am getting caught up on reading here at JF, and saw your posts about the power steering. Are you using the box you got from me? If so, it is definitely a '76, not a '74.
Sorry about the bracket problems, I didn't have the right tools to tighten the mount bolts (reverse torx
)....I have reverse torx, but the ones Sears sells (Lisle), not the "fine threads" that the steering box takes. The steering box takes the same type that the driveshafts on the strap-type yokes have. Aggravating style to say the least, since I couldn't find them yet!
My '77 project I have that is still ongoing
also has a few loose bolts on the bracket (that I can't tighten), so I know what you are going through! PITA! Anyway, I hope the box worked out ok otherwise.....it only had 36,000 miles on it, but was rusty from sitting.
I was going to add to this post that a steering box brace would be a GREAT add-on, it sounds, in your case, and I am planning one on my CJ, since I will be adding 33s sometime.
Have you moved yet? If so, how did you make out with shipping, as we were talking about a while back?