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Stove bolt Tom 1 #1477960 Wed Dec 07 2022 09:11 PM
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Interesting, I did not know that. Would not have guessed that an AMC component would come into play in such a modification.

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Stove bolt Tom 1 #1478053 Thu Dec 08 2022 03:47 PM
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Thank you

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Stove bolt Tom 1 #1478107 Thu Dec 08 2022 07:52 PM
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I would like to thank whoever made my long post presentable.

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Stove bolt Tom 1 #1478109 Thu Dec 08 2022 08:01 PM
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Was just piddling away in here and ended up "messing with" your post. cantlook I wanted to respond about the photo in PM. Wanted to be sure I was reading it correctly. wink

Plus, I think people use phones may have a disadvantage. I know I do the few times (late at night eek ) that I respond. Those replies are very short. thumbs_up

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mick53 #1480122 Fri Dec 23 2022 03:22 AM
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I used a 2006 Ion pump and grafted it to a 94 blazer tilt column. Stock steering box and axle. I have adjustable steering ( tight or loose). It has worked well for 4 years now.

mick53 #1480124 Fri Dec 23 2022 03:29 AM
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Were did you get your electric a/c compressor if I may ask? Ive been looking for one.

mick53 #1480172 Fri Dec 23 2022 02:29 PM
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wow, it never a cured to me. and i have a 2013 ford picup daily driver with electric power stering and its ben great all these years. great idea sir.

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Stove bolt Tom 1 #1480319 Sun Dec 25 2022 01:08 AM
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Just to be the contrarian and *again* ask the old question ... Why do you (OP) feel the need to "upgrade" to power steering? I ask this because we've had a lot of people come through the site over the years thinking they had to go the P/S route for "better" steering ... When all they really needed was to be more informed to make a better decision. Sometimes, P/S is the better route. But not always.

In my opinion, after completing two frame offs, and spending a fair amount of time behind the wheel of a '65 GMC 1.5 ton with less than 10,000 miles on it (firetruck... smile ), it is my experience that an original front axle set up, refurbished to factory specs and adjusted properly with good, properly inflated and balanced tires, gives 95 percent of the same feel and control of a power steering set up without the hassle and expense of cobbling it all together.

And in the case of my unrestored/*mostly* original '49 one-ton, it steers about 80 percent as well as a p/s set up. The firetruck, at max gross weight of 19,000 lbs, steered with one finger at any speed other than a complete stop. And even at that, it wasn't bad. On the down side, out in the field or on rough terrain or negotiating deep ruts ... the wheel could be ripped out of your hands. Got whanged in the funny bone by the Brodie knob that way once ... Still wouldn't want to upgrade to power steering, though.

I had factory PS on my '72 GMC 9500 road tractor, though -- and was glad for it. wink On a light truck, I think a well-maintained original (non Pwr) steering is as good for most scenarios.

Just food for thought.


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sps #1480323 Sun Dec 25 2022 02:00 AM
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Originally Posted by sps
Were did you get your electric a/c compressor if I may ask? Ive been looking for one.
I got it from Street FX out of Australia. It's made by RenCool. The American ones I found look like they came out of a window A/C unit. I don't know how I messed up the link but you can google it. []

Last edited by Justhorsenround; Sun Dec 25 2022 03:04 AM. Reason: Fixed video link

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Stove bolt Tom 1 #1480905 Thu Dec 29 2022 07:41 PM
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I have emailed EPAS to determine if the same C1 type setup will fit a 1951 one ton GMC. Lets see what the spectrum of the C1 Corvette allows. Will share results as this seems to be the perfect conversion, if you can afford the $1500!

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