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electric power steering
Posted by: eddieb ()
Date: June 24, 2020 09:40AM

I have a friend in Puerto Rico with a '63 Corvair. He wants to put electric PS on it. I'm not into mods but is there a site to go to? Is someone making a kit? It seems to me it has been mentioned on this site? Any info I can pass to him. Thanks. EddieB Dade City,Fl

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Re: electric power steering
Posted by: oldqmguy ()
Date: June 24, 2020 10:19AM

EPAS Performance makes Electric Power Steering kits for all makes and model cars.

Check them out at [epasperformance.com].

It isn't cheap, but it does seem to work!

Dale cool smiley

Dale E. Smiley CPBE
Life Member The Society of Broadcast Engineers
RETIRED Broadcast Engineer
CERTIFIED CORVAIR NUT
CORSA/Circle City Corvairs/Corvair Performance Group
Avon, Indiana
WB9SFF
1967 4-Door Monza PG!

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Re: electric power steering
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: June 24, 2020 10:26AM

I know everybody else has thought of this but has refrained from saying anything because it would be counterproductive, but I'll go ahead--

Why bother? The cars were built without power steering because they didn't need it.

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Re: electric power steering
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 24, 2020 10:36AM

Just like the car...driver'sare getting OLD! GG

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Re: electric power steering
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: June 24, 2020 10:58AM

eye rolling smiley

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Re: electric power steering
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: June 24, 2020 12:07PM

I have to ask...

What tire size?
Does he have a smaller aftermarket steering wheel?
Is there a load of sand or bricks in the trunk?

I ask this because I had this conversation with a local a few years back. And his answer was yes to all here questions.

Corventure Dave

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Re: electric power steering
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: June 24, 2020 02:38PM

The electric power steering unit that is available will work with a Powerglide Corvair car. The under dash location will not clear all the clutch linkage. With a V8 Corvair, if the stock fuel tank has been moved or replaced, the add-on unit can fit on the other side of the firewall. It will not clear the stock gas-tank location.

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Re: electric power steering
Posted by: Dan ()
Date: June 24, 2020 03:32PM

Drive a Corvair with wider front tires and a factory quick box and arms and you will see why people would like power steering. Low speed steering is very difficult.

Dan
Chandler, AZ
1966 Corsa Turbo Convertible
[corvaircenter.com]

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Re: electric power steering
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: June 24, 2020 05:15PM

After Driving John Blacks V8, Power Steering done right is nice !!

1965 Crown V8 Racer
1964 Bill Thomas Monza Replica Racer
1964 Spyder Street Car
1979 Mazda RX7

Mike Levine

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Re: electric power steering
Posted by: AZ Troy ()
Date: June 24, 2020 07:38PM

There is an install story on the V8 REGISTRY starting with a $655.00 kit from
[epowersteering.com]

I do not know who wrote the article, but it is well written.

Troy G. / Scottsdale Arizona

'65 140 Corsa Coupe
'66 180 Corsa Coupe - Crown Converted in the '60's

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Re: electric power steering
Posted by: oldqmguy ()
Date: June 24, 2020 10:28PM

The nice thing about the EPAS Electric Power Steering is the fact that it does not modify the actual "Steering" meaning that IF you loose power to the system you still have "normal" steering control.

When it is operating, you can adjust the amount of "power" you want to use.

Other systems I have seen will make the car difficult if not impossible to steer if they loose power! I am not ready for a "fly by wire" Corvair!

Dale cool smiley

BTW, I am not associated with EPAS, just letting you know what "I" would buy if I was going to spend that much money on Power Steering!!

Dale E. Smiley CPBE
Life Member The Society of Broadcast Engineers
RETIRED Broadcast Engineer
CERTIFIED CORVAIR NUT
CORSA/Circle City Corvairs/Corvair Performance Group
Avon, Indiana
WB9SFF
1967 4-Door Monza PG!

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Re: electric power steering
Posted by: Brizo ()
Date: June 25, 2020 09:02AM

I did some research last year on the EPAS system because I was thinking about installing it in my Greenbrier, which has a slightly smaller than stock steering wheel. But I kept forgetting about it - even after putting several thousand more miles on it !....so I guess the steering's not so bad as is. What I'm afraid of is, if I wait until Im old and weak enough to really need the power steering, I may not be physically able to install it!

Dan Brizendine, Circle City Corvairs
'64 8door Greenbrier 140 PG. "In beautiful Wanamaker Indiana...with one stop light and 5 pizza shops"

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Re: electric power steering
Posted by: Ron62 ()
Date: June 26, 2020 02:47PM

I was looking into this also. The limiting thing is the EPAS system epsperformance will not work with a late model corvair with a manual transmission. I have emailed them to verify but go not response.

Ron62
1967 500 Coupe 110 PG
Residing in Massachusetts.

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Re: electric power steering
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: June 26, 2020 03:02PM

Bruce did this with his V8... It turned out nice!

You can find him on Facebook.. And he might be the one who's article is in the V8 REGISTRY..

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