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About sailingadventure

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  • Birthday 10/21/1946

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    http://mccainautomotive.net mccainautomotive.com
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    Contact me @ sailingadventire@triad.rr.com

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    Greensboro, NC

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  • My Avanti
    1963 R4399

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  1. Keith, It was nice to speak to you yesterday by phone, but to let others know, I can build a complete ready to install steering column with all wiring and relays for $1,000.00 I must have your old steering column sent to me first to modify because I don`t have any of these units built at this time. I do have everything else ready and the turnaround time is about one week. The installation time is about two hours, It involves removing the brake booster for access to bolts on the steering shaft rag joint, the four bolts holding the column to the bottom of the dashboard and disconnecting the turn signal wiring. To install the unit I build, the only difference is the wiring, there is only one wire to the motor, and one wire to the ignition switch, the other wiring is in the harness that I send with the unit. Electric power steering eliminates belts, hoses, pumps, valves, pulleys, weight, and leaks.
  2. The motor doesn`t interfere with the foot room at all. When it is installed it is rotated to the left side and up. The control box is relocated to the top of the steering column near the firewall. I`m sorry but I can`t seem to get any better pictures of the installation because I`ve also added A/C under the Dash. That made it even more difficult to install the P/S
  3. I used a Saturn Vue unit . Download the PDF for more information.
  4. Another thing to be aware of , the `63-`64 Avanti had the same spline count as the Ford steering shaft. I thought they were all the same and bought an adapter for a GM shaft after I broke my original steering wheel before I converted to electric power steering. It didn`t take long before it stripped but luckily I was in my driveway when that happened.
  5. That`s a really nice car. but I would`ve filled in the holes in the trunk lid before I painted it.
  6. Thanks Bob, I posted this to help other owners if they had problems with hard steering and didn`t want to install the old type of power steering. I included the diagrams so they could make their own, but I`ve already sold two that I`ve made.
  7. Electric Power steering.pdf I know that I`m not the first person to install electric power steering on an older car, it`s been done many times, but I thought I would show the details of how it was done on my Avanti. I hope it helps to explain the steps necessary to do this if you want to do this on your car.
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