My point is that you're saying GM products are bad, but Mopar products are good. When in fact the steering column and box are sourced from GM (up to '93)...
Many people immediately associate the name Saginaw with products built by General Motors. Indeed, a wide variety of the General's cars and trucks used Saginaw-built steering boxes, but Saginaw isn't a GM-only supplier.They also supplied Ford and Chrysler.
Steering boxes built by Saginaw were built to Chrysler specifications ,and will not cross fit to a GM vehicle .
Also Saginaw did not build Chryslers steering columns. That was done in house at Chrysler.
This is not un-common just as Borg-warner supplied Transmission for many different automakers too .
The only thing they have in common is the name .
The only thing Gm HEI has going for it is that its housed in one unit .
If you deal with the cooling issue of an HEI module that is buried in the distributor, like mount it elsewhere as most Mopar/HEI conersions are done, HEI is a more reliable, and better performing system. I'll take that any day over blind loyalty.
Oh yeah, Quadrajet carbs on mid to late 80's Dodge trucks.
My comment to this is there is generally only two things that go wrong with a mopar system , the resistor and on a rare occasion the ecu , not much more .
I'd take a carter carb over a quadra bog anyday , Oh yeah they also used carters on Gm back in day too . Edelbrocks performer line is based on a carter afb , so must be something good about them . Don't see many high performance models of Q-jets.