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Username Post: converting power steering in 57 Chev to manual steering        (Topic#362708)
Gerrycot 
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Posts: 3

Reg: 12-25-13
09-25-20 07:18 AM - Post#2804257    

Hi am new to the forum and would appreciate some advice on how convert the power-assisted steering in my 57 4 door hardtop to manual steering.

thanks

Gerry



 


Gene_Schneider 
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Loc: Wisconsin..USA
Reg: 09-27-02
09-26-20 03:09 PM - Post#2804337    
    In response to Gerrycot

Remove power steering pump and hoses. Remove ram and center steering link. Replace link with non-PS link, same for idler arm. Install the left long tie rod end from a non PS.

ChevGene 1934 Master sedan 1939 Master DeLuxe Town Sedan 1950 Styline DeLuxe Power Glide 1957 Nomad 283 PG 1963 Corvair Convertible


 
Gene_Schneider 
Ultra Senior Member
Posts: 12285

Loc: Wisconsin..USA
Reg: 09-27-02
09-26-20 03:09 PM - Post#2804338    
    In response to Gerrycot

Remove power steering pump and hoses. Remove ram and center steering link. Replace link with non-PS link, same for idler arm. Install the left long tie rod end from a non PS.

ChevGene 1934 Master sedan 1939 Master DeLuxe Town Sedan 1950 Styline DeLuxe Power Glide 1957 Nomad 283 PG 1963 Corvair Convertible


 
Gerrycot 
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Posts: 3

Reg: 12-25-13
09-26-20 03:51 PM - Post#2804341    
    In response to Gene_Schneider

Thanks Gene, much appreciated

Gerry





 
Bruces 57 
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Reg: 01-03-07
09-27-20 06:41 AM - Post#2804361    
    In response to Gerrycot

Hello;
I have had the "Sport Sedan" (still do) for many years, it has served me as a daily driver. Believe me, the next thing you will need after removing the PS is a gym membership!!
I know first hand how hard one of these heavyweight cars are to turn while sitting still!! Its like mixing cement by hand!!
I was (and still am) so happy to have the CPP 500 steering box added! Driving is a pleasure now! no leaks!! Car turns on a dime!
Believe me, if you plan on driving that car anywhere, you need PS!
Im just supplying "food for thought" as someone that has "been there /done that"

Bruce




 
f.i.57chevynut 
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f.i.57chevynut
Loc: Granada Hills, CA
Reg: 03-04-09
10-04-20 09:35 PM - Post#2804843    
    In response to Bruces 57

With manual steering you should install a ball bearing idler arm kit to take the load of the steering effort. The stock rubber bushings are being twisted when steering. They help return the wheel to the straight-ahead position, but are what make the steering stiff to the arms. The ball bearing idler kit removes the resistance the stock bushing add to the steering effort. I took the power steering off my wife's 57 and installed the ball bearing idler arm kit and she never complained.

Tom Ordway tom@57chevys.com If you don't drive it, why have it?
http://www.americantorque.com/page/0/139/


 
Gerrycot 
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Posts: 3

Reg: 12-25-13
10-08-20 05:22 PM - Post#2805124    
    In response to f.i.57chevynut

thanks



 


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