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Thread: Ten years in the making - Power Steering update

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z-Machine (aka VanZack) View Post
    Looking good.
    Question: What made you go with Hydro-assist rather than electric?
    While there is additional mods to the Corvette Units, and making mounts, the stock Van set-up is untouched (except the drag link). If at some future time, I or anyone would want to return to stock manual steering, other than taking off all the bolt-on, only the drag link would need to be replaced. More importantly the steering column will not be cut up.

    Then there is the wiring for an electric unit - - and the loss of electrical power to the PS Unit.
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    Last edited by joyrde; 12-01-2018 at 05:20 PM.

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    Very nice!

    Awesome job on your PS conversion! Glad to see we have options "electric or not".
    Down the road I do see going with some steering assist, if I can every get paint on my van, LMAO.
    Thanks for posting Cruzbox

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    put the drag link on today - - - had to pull the Pitman Arm for the install!!! Only took an hour, using a 3-finger puller to "move" the Pitman Arm "enough" for the tie-rod to have adequate clearance to install ___ WTH--

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    put the drag link on today - - - had to pull the Pitman Arm for the install!!! Only took an hour, using a 3-finger puller to "move" the Pitman Arm "enough" for the tie-rod to have adequate clearance to install ___ WTH--

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    Today

    Installed "fab'd" Sway bar mounts

    Note the factory mount (front) compared to the "Fab'd"Mount
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    Front view - - note the notch . . .

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    rear view - - - the notch is brake hose clearance

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    Roughed in - - - - Better pics to come
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    Hoses roughed in - - - fittings will be crimped 12/10/2018
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    Cool

    Very nice. I guess this is the level of quality one can achieve by planning for 10 years. ;-)
    1969 G10 108, 307 V8, TH350, 3.08 gears...for now...
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