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 Post subject: power steering removal, au3 xr6
Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:52 pm 
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does anyone know what you have to go through to convert a power steering rack out of a au3 ute to have no power steering. doing a bit of a project and cant fit the pump anymore.....

 

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 Post subject: Re: power steering removal, au3 xr6
Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:55 pm 
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getuted wrote:
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does anyone know what you have to go through to convert a power steering rack out of a au3 ute to have no power steering. doing a bit of a project and cant fit the pump anymore.....


Huh?

Explain what you are doing? Cause it would no it will be a C*** to drive without power steering.

 

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 Post subject: Re: power steering removal, au3 xr6
Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:40 am 
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i've gone and wedged a big block in the engine bay.... fits good, but the power steering just looks and fits untidy...

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:20 am 
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i'm guessing you could modify a non power steer rack out of something earlier and a different model. AFAIK they didn't release a non p/steer falcon that had a rack.

or just do what i've seen before and leave the p/steer rack and drive in manually. would be very heavy though

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:21 am 
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maybe a Commodore pump as they have the Fluid container seperate from the pump on some early models (VK)

 

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 Post subject: Re: power steering removal, au3 xr6
Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:06 am 
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the heavy-ness doesnt worry me to much, but what about using the rack without oil, i take it there will be heaps more slop and maybe some notchy -ness. thats the stuff i cant live with

 

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 Post subject: Re: power steering removal, au3 xr6
Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:17 am 
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my brother put gilmer drives on his old VP 5L Calais and he removed the p/steer. steered fine. just effing heavy

 

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 Post subject: Re: power steering removal, au3 xr6
Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:59 pm 
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WILDEB wrote:
i'm guessing you could modify a non power steer rack out of something earlier and a different model. AFAIK they didn't release a non p/steer falcon that had a rack.

or just do what i've seen before and leave the p/steer rack and drive in manually. would be very heavy though

not practical at all

i had my ps pump belt snap, didn't replace it for around 2 weeks, driving around an EB2 with no p/s was a b**ch.

Short drives, fine

Taking corners at high speed = death

Driving for longer than 20 mins = arms feel like i just did epic gym sesh

I suppose it was a good workout though lol, but seriously taking corners quickly is not fun...it's REALLY heavy

 

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 Post subject: Re: power steering removal, au3 xr6
Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:54 pm 
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ive got a 71 f100 with no power steer, couldnt be much worse than that surely....

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:15 pm 
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Its different driving a car that doesnt have power steering from factory to driving a car that does, and its not working... Cars without pwr str arent that bad, you normally just have to swing the wheel more, cars that have pwr str but its not working are C***.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:06 pm 
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getuted wrote:
ive got a 71 f100 with no power steer, couldnt be much worse than that surely....

holden hq v8 1 tonner with the commercial tyres,...... :shock: incredibly heavy
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Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:12 pm 
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krisisdog wrote:
Its different driving a car that doesnt have power steering from factory to driving a car that does, and its not working... Cars without pwr str arent that bad, you normally just have to swing the wheel more, cars that have pwr str but its not working are C***.


smething that occured to me was to fit electric power steer, i`m pretty sure i have seen the mechanisms on ebay.
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