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Old 03-02-2021, 04:52 PM   #1
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I know better to post this on Hamb but I spend more time here on the Barn. I have joint problems and finding its harder and harder to steer my 38 5 window. Anyone gone this way? Thanks Pete
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Old 03-02-2021, 05:25 PM   #2
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I know of one example of electric assistance being applied to a Model A. It works well. Off topic but one of our dailys, a Fiat 500 has electric power steering.
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Old 03-02-2021, 05:33 PM   #3
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Mart, you are a brave man to drive a car with Italian electrics , specially the steering, LOL
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Old 03-02-2021, 05:47 PM   #4
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I installed one on a '35 for one of my Hobby Members and it is one slick piece to drive.
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Old 03-02-2021, 06:01 PM   #5
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He is already used to Lucas, what could be worse?
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Old 03-02-2021, 06:05 PM   #6
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Angledrive please tell us more about the 35 you installed electric power steering on!
I should think it would be very welcome in tight parking lots.
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Old 03-02-2021, 06:16 PM   #7
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Angledrive please tell us more about the 35 you installed electric power steering on!
I should think it would be very welcome in tight parking lots.
Yes, more info!
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Old 03-02-2021, 06:36 PM   #8
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I to would love to put it in my 34 p u
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Old 03-02-2021, 07:10 PM   #9
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It's a pretty common mod in the vintage Mustang world and
becoming more popular daily....
Here's some of the details off the thread-

The cars with "fail safe" electric power steering....
2004-2009 Toyota Prius
2009-2013 Toyota Corolla
2006-2011 Toyota Yaris - (With ABS works in Fail-Safe).
2006-2011 Toyota Yaris - (Non-ABS needs VSS signal or flashing LED)
2007-2009 Nissan Versa
2009-2012 Nissan Cube
2012-2014 Kia Soul

The hot ticket for the 65/66 Mustang, which has a similar 1-piece
shaft from the steering wheel down to the steering box, like what
I'm guessing you'd also have on a '38, is the Prius or Corolla setup.

There is a packaging deal and I don't know what your '38 underdash
space situation is..... I'll post a photo of what these items look like.
It's basically a cut, and section deal with your factory steering shaft,
plus some wiring.
By "fail safe" I gather you've still got steering if the electrical power
goes off..... you just don't have power assist.
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Old 03-02-2021, 10:06 PM   #10
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Have looked into the possibility a while back as what was offered from

'UNISTEER'
The major obstacle that I found was if your vehicle had a column shift.
If the vehicle has a floor shift the installation looks relatively simple.



https://www.unisteer.com/collections...power-steering
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Old 03-02-2021, 10:28 PM   #11
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2018 Toyota Camry has electric steer.
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Old 03-02-2021, 10:36 PM   #12
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I know the Saturn unit is a popular unit. I have a friend putting on in a 38 PU. I put a GM 605 unit in my 47 PU, But had problem getting th e pump installed. Works now, but i'd use electric an my next project.
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Old 03-03-2021, 12:23 AM   #13
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I did a cylinder head replacement on a ‘35 Ford with an 8BA with a GM steering box and a pump mounted over the left cylinder head between the two center spark plugs and run by a belt off the rear of the generator.
Some old Chrysler cars had the P.S. pump on the back of the generator.
I believe this car had one of those generators with a pulley added where a p.s. would go.
It worked like it was meant to be there.
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Old 03-03-2021, 09:10 AM   #14
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I can not find any unit that is 6 volts??? or I would buy one.....
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Old 03-03-2021, 09:50 AM   #15
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He is already used to Lucas, what could be worse?
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What could be worse? A Fiat.
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Old 03-03-2021, 10:27 AM   #16
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Fix It Again Tony!
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Old 03-03-2021, 12:02 PM   #17
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I can not find any unit that is 6 volts??? or I would buy one.....
And that brings up another point I failed to mention....
I'm told the Prius circuit for that system uses a 50 amp fuse and the
recommended wire gauge is 10 (?) to support that circuit.
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Old 03-03-2021, 12:54 PM   #18
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This site has some additional information.

https://www.therangerstation.com/tec...ps-conversion/
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Old 03-03-2021, 01:40 PM   #19
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That's the thread where I got most of my info.
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Old 03-03-2021, 01:40 PM   #20
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We had an electric PS unit off a Suzuki swift . Brief moment of contemplation for our 49 . Nope bad Idea , went to a GM rack and PS pump.
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