Rack And Pinion exploration

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Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Postby Byron510 » 05 Oct 2016 09:59

mroverkill wrote:
Byron510 wrote:The Saturn option is no doubt cheap and plentiful, but where would you put that PS unit on a rear steer 510?



Byron, no reason you can't tuck it under the dash from what I see. It seems agnostic to its position along the column.


Possibly, but from those photos the unit looks large, and there isn't much room under the gauge cluster and above the pedal box in a 510 - in fact the gauge cluster pretty much sits on top of the column. Below that, your pedals are right there. The unit Rich installed in his coupe was less than 1/4 the size. Maybe it would work, something to look into for sure.

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Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Postby mroverkill » 05 Oct 2016 13:05

Byron510 wrote:
mroverkill wrote:
Byron510 wrote:The Saturn option is no doubt cheap and plentiful, but where would you put that PS unit on a rear steer 510?



Byron, no reason you can't tuck it under the dash from what I see. It seems agnostic to its position along the column.


Possibly, but from those photos the unit looks large, and there isn't much room under the gauge cluster and above the pedal box in a 510 - in fact the gauge cluster pretty much sits on top of the column. Below that, your pedals are right there. The unit Rich installed in his coupe was less than 1/4 the size. Maybe it would work, something to look into for sure.

Byron



That's a good point, it's been a while since I had a dash in my 510.

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Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Postby BillF » 08 Oct 2016 08:50

Looks like the electronics can be relocated and the case trimmed for less bulk, but that motor is still a challenge.
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/095326.html

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Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Postby Byron510 » 08 Oct 2016 18:33

BillF wrote:Looks like the electronics can be relocated and the case trimmed for less bulk, but that motor is still a challenge.
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/095326.html


Wow, that write up on the Fiero instal didn't leave much out - love it.

With the motor stripped down in this fashion, one wonders if it can be made to work in a 510.
Thanks Bill, the noodle is working.

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Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Postby Dave Patten » 24 Nov 2016 05:51

The group that came up with a power steering conversion for the Z car now offers a kit for the 510, price $1550.
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http://zpowersteering.com/category/dats ... -steering/
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Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Postby icehouse » 27 Feb 2017 18:28

We have a new version of the crossmember that now allows it to be right, left, power or manual by just swapping custom bushing we make. We have a few in stock and are making more.
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Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Postby Sleepys-14 » 06 Mar 2017 07:07

Pictures!!!!!!!
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