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Old 06-24-2006, 04:50 PM
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capping off a power steering box?

hey guys, i have a problem right 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

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Old 06-24-2006, 07:35 PM
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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.
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