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Old 06-30-2012, 03:33 PM
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Over Assisted Mopar Steering

My 53 Studebaker..350 with 700R.

Runs great..handles flat and suspension is nice considering it is bagged/spring/shocks in rear. Torsion bar IFS.
It has a 84 Dodge Monaco torsion bar set up from a cop car. The steering column is mid 70s Chevy C10.
It is U-Jointed. All parts are rebuilt and 5,000 miles or so. I bought the car with this set up.
The power steering is very over assisted. I am used to my XK120..very tight and taught steering and never had a mopar product. All my other cars I've built with either manual steering or GM.
1. Is there any way to reduce the assist similar to GM pellet replacement ?
2. There is slop in the box as it attaches to the first joint..but without that play the steering would really be difficult to keep straight. (pictures)

The car has a little play that cause me to adjust while going straight, I just tightened the U Joint set screw and will try that, but still the steering is way over assisted and I want to limit the assist.
Is there some way to do this on the 84 Mopar integral box.
I was thinking to disconnect the PS and remove the hydraulic part and cap it so it would be manual..but s light power assist would be nice. Is there a shim kit or a way to reduce the assist by limiting the inlet ?
It's 110* and getting warm now..and I have no problem with the Torsion bar setup..just the over assisted no MII..or Dakota solutions

Any Mopar guys know ?

Thanks as always for the help..

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