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Old 10-23-2010, 07:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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You don't need the pump to turn very fast.

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Old 10-23-2010, 08:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I suppose that's true, the wheels turn easier at higher speeds, and turn just fine at idle, don't know if a cordless has the oomph, but a thought all the same.

Still it's cool that someone reused an AC clutch
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I have a full week, but I might look and see if I could make it work off the drill.
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If you want to convert to electrohydraulic power steering, you could source a 12V GM power steering pump, which I'm pretty sure are not just a figment of my imagination. But it wouldn't really solve the problem unless it has a good controller that shuts the motor off when you're not steering.
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How do you keep the ford power steering unit from overflowing when it is not being turned by the serp belt?
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The often dreamed about, often talked about, but never seen clutched xxx DOES exist!



Robert: Opposite: Want power assist in 1st gear and reverse only

auto: likely the steering movements are so small at speed the pumping isn't an issue.

All the same, I wanna go manual box on my stuff for the simplicity and 100% of the time elimination of that parasitic loss. Same idea with non-power master brake cylinder.
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:07 AM   #18 (permalink)
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How do you keep the ford power steering unit from overflowing when it is not being turned by the serp belt?
I am glad you asked as this is an unexpected side affect that I have experienced. While watching it the first few weeks I noticed the cap wasn't seated correctly~ kept fixing it but it always seemed crooked the next time I checked. Just yesterday I began suspecting air pressure. However, it's been a month since the conversion and I'd say it only needed a table spoon of ATF.
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[QUOTE=Frank Lee;200537]The often dreamed about, often talked about, but never seen clutched xxx DOES exist!



!!!Thanks Frank. I promise to let that go straight to my head.
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Old 10-24-2010, 05:02 PM   #20 (permalink)
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turn the steering wheel side to side in the drive way. After a few times it will start to spray out the vent hole in the top of the cap.

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