[Healeys] EZ electric power steering
healey.nut at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 16:53:54 MST 2013
Hi Kees -
Opel/Vauxhall power steering units you are talking about are
electro-hydraulic pumps. They are only good to retrofit to cars that had
older mechanical style hydraulic pumps (as what I've fitted to my Jag Mk
IX), and a steering box or rack that is hydraulically assisted. What Lin
is talking about is the modern pure electrical motor assist - it's a big
job because you aren't just redoing a bit of hydraulic plumbing, you are
also dealing with the shaft gearing and mounts, etc. This type of
conversion should only be done as a complete kit from someone else who's
engineered the system.
Strangely enough, I think the only guy in the world that I know that does
this is in your neck of the woods:
On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 12:53 AM, Oudesluys <coudesluijs at chello.nl> wrote:
> If you are intending to install the power steering yourself it might be of
> interest to investigate if you can convert an existing system yourself.
> Apparently you need a completely self sustaining system that does not
> require the main overall control unit in the car.
> I have heard that the power steering from an Opel/vauxhall Corsa is often
> used by EZ and the likes, but there should be others. I presume one could
> look at the smaller Japanese and Korean cars like Toyota, Nissan, Suzuki,
> Honda, Chevrolet, Hyundai and perhaps some of the small French and Italian
> cars: Fiat, Peugeot, Citroen, Renault.
> See if you can also introduce a collapsible section in the steering column.
> Kees Oudesluijs
> Op 13-1-2013 15:50, linwoodrose at mac.com schreef:
>> Anyone installed the Dutch developed EZ electric power steering in their
>> Big Healey? Apparently these folks are an American agent for the company.
>> Most all of the reports from those who have installed the units are
>> positive, I am just wondering about self installation and any issues
>> encountered by those who may have installed a unit.
>> Don't know that I want to go this way - just researching at this point.
>> Wasn't there an article in the Marque or Healey Magazine about an install?
>> If so, I can't seem to find it.
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