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power steering too strong

did a search on this, but didn't find the answer i need. I have a '69 chevy swb pickup that drives great (almost no slop). The problem is that my power assist is way too strong (I know, I probably shouldn't complain). If I sneezed on the steering wheel at the right angle, I could probably rip a donut at any speed. Anybody know how to adjust my pump or steering box so that I get less assist and more "feel" through the steering wheel?

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I suppose there could be a problem with the pump relief putting out too much pressure, but...

I'd check the alignment first. If it's way off on the caster or toe, it will handle lousy.

I've put that ps box in about 20 different 60-66 trucks and they work great. The 6 cyls feel a little light, but adding more caster will help.

There should not be any "slop"....find out what is loose first!
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re: power steering too strong

F&J is right. 100 to 1 you have slop somewhere, or caster and toe is not set right. Start there.
IF you still have a problem, and are convinced its the power assist, You can modify (reduce) the flow and pressure from your pump.
Borgeson makes a shim kit for the pressure relief valve and you can weld shut and redrill a smaller hole to reduce the flow.
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