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Old 07-16-2014, 01:15 PM   #1
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has anyone try the unisteer electric steering just order one for my 46
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:55 AM   #2
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just got all my parts from unisteer look great now the work starts tonight
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:46 AM   #3
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It looks like you will be the Ford Barn ginny pig. I scanned the instructions. Mounting the unit appears to be the biggest hurdle. It looks large, so the unit and the bracketry to mount it will require some room.

Keep us posted with your progress.
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:26 PM   #4
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I wonder about the turning radius. A friend has a regular one under his 32 and it takes a mile to turn it. You can't U turn in a street.
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It might be easy to get products confused here. The original Unisteer was a rack-and-pinion unit that replaced your steering gear box. It had many complaints of wide turning radius.
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Old 07-18-2014, 01:09 PM   #6
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40 cpe the unit look like it will fit real good under the dash you con turn the motor up to get more room
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:27 AM   #7
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Is this it? http://www.unisteer.com/ If so, I haven't heard any good about them. They should be at the Street Rod Nats in Louisville weekend after this.

Also should say I don't know anyone who has the electric version.
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:12 PM   #8
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what i have is the electric version
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:13 AM   #9
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all the work is going good looks great my have going by friday
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:36 AM   #10
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With the electric version is there any steering if Power is lost?
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:03 AM   #11
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:12 AM   #12
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has anyone try the unisteer electric steering just order one for my 46
I have a Unisteer Electric PS unit in my 33 Chrysler hemi powered street rod. It makes a world of difference getting into tight parking spaces at events and parking in general. The unit senses torque and delivers power only when there is rolling resistance. It is heat sensitive so placement away from the exhaust system or in a location where it can get some cooling airflow should be considered during mockup. It makes for a very sanitary installation without the pump and hoses and takes no HP from the engine.
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With the electric version is there any steering if Power is lost?
Yes. The steering reverts to good old fashioned "muscle power."
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:27 AM   #14
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just got all my parts from unisteer look great now the work starts tonight
Does your car have IFS? If not are you cutting your steering column to install the power unit? That info with pictures showing the installation will be useful for anyone planning to keep the OEM Ford steering box.
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yes i am running the stock column looks great and clean will have pictures later if can learn how to post
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yes i am running the stock column looks great and clean will have pictures later if can learn how to post
I'm looking forward to your photos. To Post: Click "Go Advanced," then "Manage attachments," then "Choose file" and get the photo from your Desktop or file location, then "Upload" and voila the photo will become an attachment to your message. The JPEG image must be reduced to 800X600 pixels before going thru the attachment process which I do in Photoshop. See the "Attachment Key" info box on the "Manage Attachments" screen if you want to use a photo format other than JPEG.
I think you will find that the investment in that Unisteer PS unit worth the money. Enjoy.....
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Old 07-27-2014, 07:27 PM   #17
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How did it turn out?
How did you mount it?
Their tech people told me it needed to be anchored to the frame. Is that how you did yours?
I'd love to see pictures.
Thank you
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:08 AM   #18
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Isn't this the Ford Barn? I can understand talking about OHV conversions on flatheads, or maybe even electric fuel pumps, but electric steering conversions?
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Isn't this the Ford Barn? I can understand talking about OHV conversions on flatheads, or maybe even electric fuel pumps, but electric steering conversions?
??????? Many of the topics on this forum such as T5 transmissions, Mitchell O/D's, 12V electrical systems, alternators, supercharging, travelogues, etc relate to the driveability or the enjoyment of our early Ford vehicles. The use of electric power steering to enhance our driving experience (like the use of an electric fuel pump) is IMO a topic that some on the Barn might be interested in considering. Kudos to HelenT for stepping up to the box and attempting that installation.
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