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Thread: Ten years in the making - Power Steering update

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    I promised a road test for the Power Steering when the salt was washed off the roads. In my 'hood, that was today. Took the Van out for 50+ mile drive local roads, low speed and Interstate. On the interstate I ran 65 mph, then 70, finally 75 mph for 40+ minutes.

    All went well. . Parallel parking is a snap, as is around town driving. My only complaint is even with the Slow Flow Pressure Valve (drops PSI from around 1300 to around 800 psi) the steering was still mid- '60's "light" . The "feel" was not there. After driving for a while I did get used to the steering.

    I know my shoulders sure like the PS.

    If you are going to undertake this conversion, all I can say is the results are worth the time and effort.

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    Awesome, Great job

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    Don't ask me!! I'm still stuck on "who am I?" and "What do I want?"

    1965 G10 all window "ChevyVan" with 1988 305 Tuned port injection V8, 700R4, 1980 10 bolt posi.
    1968 G10 "sportVan Custom" under construction.

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    Wow this is impressive. I poured over all your pictures on the anglefire site and I have to say it looks mighty complicated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanSandy View Post
    Wow this is impressive. I poured over all your pictures on the anglefire site and I have to say it looks mighty complicated.
    No not complicated at all - - - well worth the money - - - at my advanced age and sore shoulders

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    Final PS update ??

    At about 300 miles the system spouted a small leak. I used a number of adapters to adapt the NPT to AN fittings, One of these compound adapters loosen just enough to leak about a 1/2 pint of fluid. I tighten and checked all the other adapters and fittings, After another 200 miles all looks well
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