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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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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.

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what unit did you use?

Keith Wahl

Like your wheels I have the same!!

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I've been procrastinating for a couple years on this because the area under the Avanti dash is fairly small, and the electric PS units are fairly large.  Do you have any pictures of the under dash install, and does it interfere with your feet at all?

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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

 

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SAILING ADVENTURE:

WHAT DID THAT COST FOR PARTS AND ABOUT HOW MANY HOURS LABOR WAS THAT?

 

KEITH  (YOU CAN RESPOND DIRECT TO KWAHL@SAN.RR.COM)

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I had not seen your PDF.  THAT IS FANTASTIC WORK.. PS I HAVE THE SAME WHEELS AS YOU.

ARE YOU SELLING THESE UNITS AND IF SO WHATS THE COST

HOW MANY HOURS IS THE INSTALL?

 

THANKS KEITH

858 5182190  FEEL FREE TO CALL

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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.

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Jeff thanks for the info and a great build.  Having gone through all that stuff with my R1 power unit this could be heaven

I am going to look at an R2 to purchase without power and I have made inquires to get a steering column as I would not want to de-commission the car for 2 weeks

 

Keith

 

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