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Old 07-08-2019, 08:24 PM   #1
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Any thoughts on a low buck solution to the steering on a 53 convertible. So many cranks of the wheel to turn the darn thing. Is there a easily installed replacement steering box? What have others done?
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Old 07-08-2019, 08:31 PM   #2
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The fewer number of turns on the wheel the more difficult it is to steer. If you are wanting "quicker" and easy steering you will need some type of power assist.
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:49 AM   #3
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Understood. This thing has a steering wheel the size of a 55 gallon drum, lots of torque in the wheel alone. .
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Old 07-09-2019, 02:31 PM   #4
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Yep, somewhat like steering a boat. If you go the power steering route I'm not familiar with what is the best setup for shoeboxes, some of the folks on here should be able to help.
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:23 PM   #5
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Try electric power steering from a Saturn Vue, if you have converted to 12v
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:30 AM   #6
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Have you driven a 53 Roadmaster or Packard or Caddy lately ? You will be glad you
have a Ford LOL.
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