@Rek and @Frankie123
My 2 cents worth...... Id have no problem buying the used manual steering box. The play is adjustable and ive never heard off nor had a problem with used manual steering boxes. If they arent bust they are okay. Dramatic difference between manual and power steering apart from the weight saving. Recommend you install new steering busing in polyurethane (from Ireland Engineering for ex). Steering will feel as tight as a new car.