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Old 07-25-2007, 03:08 PM   #1
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Hi- I'm a C-4 guy who has a friend with a 62 that he auto crosses and vintage races. He's afraid that he may have to give it up as age and a bad back are taking their toll. One solution we thought about might be installing power steering.
Any advice on converting a 62 to power steering or a power steering kit would be really appreciated.

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Old 07-26-2007, 12:49 AM   #2
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If he wants to keep the stock front end the only thing I can think of is the power steering they used on the full size early (pre 55) chevys. Digging up all the parts for that swap would probably be a real challenge, the pump ran off the back of the generator.
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there was a guy here that made his own power R&P setup from a Dodge Omni rack, and Cranes Corvettes sells a kit; other than that, the only way i know to do it is a complete frontend changeout/
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If he wants to keep the stock front end the only thing I can think of is the power steering they used on the full size early (pre 55) chevys. Digging up all the parts for that swap would probably be a real challenge, the pump ran off the back of the generator.
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With all due respect, been there, tried that, and after collecting up the very hard to find parts I discovered that it was far from being a bolt in proposition and would require a fair amount of butchery to ultimately have a poor performing steering system. For the time and money spent there are better options as wfm62 suggests.
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Thanks for your help!
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there was a guy here that made his own power R&P setup from a Dodge Omni rack, and Cranes Corvettes sells a kit; other than that, the only way i know to do it is a complete frontend changeout/
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I made my own, see my pics, wouldnt say it was "easy", but not too bad but no butchery involved, In fact I didnt cut any corvette part, just had to add the side motor mounts so I could add the power steering pump and thats a breeze. see my pics at: http://www.fototime.com/inv/2458932E246D15F,

If I did it again I would do it a little differently as I would call my parts "prototype"

But I must say I am VERY Pleased, It really makes driving much more enjoyable. I live in a city and if I am going to use my car it must accomodate parking lots and such, so it is truly a joy. And its quick too, responsive, turns in real nice, that original steering set up is was obsolete in 1949, when it was designed.

After collecting up the NOT hard to find parts!!!! I discovered that it was great and I had an excellent performing steering system.
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Jim meyer has power brakes and i hear is working on a ps set up for the c-1's might go to his web site and ask??--Glenn
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crane industry makes it go to ecklers.com
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crane industry makes it go to ecklers.com
Ecklers does not list it, and frankly I would never use that piece of crap that Crane offers (after viewing the Crane video, I would be surprised anyone would buy it). Looked to be a real cobbled together piece with leaks galore.

And why post to a thread that has been dead for 1/2 a year?

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Default because my PS set up is so cool!

cool never gets old!

http://www.fototime.com/inv/2458932E246D15F

Clear sunny and 75 degrees today!!!!

life is good!!!!

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