capping off a power steering box? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-24-2006, 03:50 PM
tombo615's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Long Island
Posts: 64
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
capping off a power steering box?

hey guys, i have a problem right now..im building a budget-go fast street car and just finished building the motor. im about to buy a set of pulleys, but was offered a set from a friend, the only different with the pulley set is that his is setup for manual steering and mine is power. i have heard that you can "cap" off a power steering box by running the two lines back to each other, pretty much making it a manual box? is this true? i understand that for manual steering i would need a manual box, but i dont have that kind of money at the moment and am looking for a quick fix. help would be greatly appreciated

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-24-2006, 06:35 PM
RHamm1320's Avatar
Member
 
Last wiki edit: Computer dyno simulation and engine building softw... Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: St Louis, MO
Posts: 91
Wiki Edits: 3

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Some may not agree with it, but I have ran the power steering box for several years without lines. Its a 90% track car and I always felt totally comfortable even at high speed (120mph in 1/4 typically). As long as you do not have a tiny steering wheel with no leverage - its not hard to steer at all.

I would rather know my steering will be like as compared to loosing a belt during a run at it being hard to steer when not expecting it.

The line-to-line sounds like a good idea to keep the dirt out. I wouldn't cap them off though - that would make turning unbearable.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Suspension - Brakes - Steering posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Power Steering Conversion olestufsafl Suspension - Brakes - Steering 4 11-27-2006 08:44 PM
56 chev power steering cols56 Suspension - Brakes - Steering 1 07-25-2005 05:06 AM
50's Chevy truckw w/ power steering ? Slickriffs Suspension - Brakes - Steering 3 10-13-2004 05:18 PM
Power Steering and Power Brakes blindboarder711 Suspension - Brakes - Steering 1 02-09-2004 02:54 PM
Power Steering Hose Connections Larry D Suspension - Brakes - Steering 3 12-02-2003 07:06 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.