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Old 01-15-2019, 10:08 AM
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Electric Steering

Has anyone out there installed a
Unisteer electric power steering unit into a Ididit steering column? I would like to do this conversion to my 37 Ford pickup. The column and shaft need to be cut in order to install the steering unit. I'm at a lost of how to do this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Here's mine from a Saturn Vue with some good fabricating to adapt to a Flaming River column. Controller is from Ebay. Love it and I have a total of $300 in it, including the column. Rack was extra. The rack is manual Mustang II so I don't have the twitchy steering common with power Mustang II Racks. They are twitchy because the power M II is 2.75 steering wheel turns lock to lock and the manual M II is 3.5 turns lock to lock. GM pumps on M II Power racks are not compatible without pump pressure reduction mods. The twitchy problem is more from the rack and pinion ratio than anything else.
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Here's another view of the EPS looking through the rear window while the car was under construction. It all fits AC, Heat, Defrost, Top hung clutch and brake pedals, Windshield Wipers, Fuse panel, Relay panel Cruise Control Module, Throttle pedal, Gages, etc. A lot of thought went into this. If your building a car for hire, just buy the Unisteer, but I'm on a budget.
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How did you cut the colunm and make the measurements for the cuts? Did you take the colunm apart to do this? Ralph
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Notice the 3 bolt flange attached to the top of the EPS shown in my first posting of 1/15/2019. This is from the Saturn Vue column and it fit inside the Flaming River column tube. After cutting both tubes to desired length, they were welded together. The complete EPS was left original in case it had to be replaced down the road. The Flaming River internal shaft was cut and welded to the Saturn Vue telescoping sleeve that slides onto the EPS input shaft. See Picture. In the picture, the left side of the EPS unit is the input and the right side is the output. Everything in the picture except the control box (Approx 1.5" X 2"), and the control POT, came from the Saturn Vue in the Junk Yard. Click below for the controller required. The welds must be top notch. If you don't trust your own welds, have it professionally welded. Measurements and cuts are very easy. Also in the picture of 1/15/2019 shown are the mounts for the EPS which is a through bolt to the 3/4" square tubing in addition to the column drop. Mounting must be strong and rigid because the EPS output in max assist will generate 10 times the the input torque.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Saturn-Vue-...fvQP:rk:3:pf:0
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