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PS conv. tips?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by skiakhokie, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. skiakhokie

    skiakhokie

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    I've been researching a PS conv. so far I'm going with a box and pump from junk yard. SOR mounting plate for the box. Grinding and drilling air pump bracket for pump. But, as I was just looking to see how to do the steering I noticed that my front shakles are mighty close to where the ps box plate would be... can I do this without the shackle reversal? Any suggestions/pic of linking the column to the box other than buying the slip yoke and attach. from SOR or in general would be appreciated also.

    Mike
     
  2. rusmannx

    rusmannx

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    you don't need a reversal to do the PS.
    i did my entire thing for $300, great mod. good luck.

    check the tech section, i learned everything i know from it, and i used the pics and info as a guide. i had no other source of information but this site, and mine turned out great.

    fabbed everything myself.
     
  3. Poser

    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    You can do a Saginaw power steering conversion without needing to do a shackle reversal. In your application, if you want to keep the factory steering column, I have taken the shaft out of the column and had it turned down to 3/4" diameter, and a 3/16" keyway cut into it, to work with the Spicer steering pieces that are sold with many of the kits. I do not like to weld that yoke onto the steering shaft right there, as taking the column apart at a later date would be more difficult.

    I noticed that you tried calling, I was busy here at work, sorry Mike.

    -Steve
     
  4. atoyot

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    I think it was Mark Whatley who wrote the article in Toyota Trails a few issues back. He did a great power steering conversion with FJ60 parts. The only thing you had to mod was a bracket for the pump. He said the FJ40 steering with the 60 mod was the best he had experienced. You just have to gather the 60 parts.