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Mike S Offline OP
Hello, was wondering if anyone had installed an EPAS electric power steering system on a 56 Chevy 3800? If so how did it work? EPAS needs the OD of the steering column and shaft size and hollow or solid shaft, can anyone help me out with these dimensions and questions? Also is there a cheaper setup that can be installed?
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I don't have any experience with the EPAS system except owning a late model vehicle that has one, and reading some about them.
The problem as I see it is that it backs up the stock manual steering box. If the reason that you want PS is because the original box
has excessive play and/or is worn out, this is not going to help much.
If the steering box, king pins, drag link, and tie rods are all in good condition, it should work great.

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I have one for my 53 3100 but haven't installed it yet. I put one on my friends 53 about 3 years ago and he loves it. I also plan on putting a 1.5 steering quickener on mine. I also rebuilt my box.

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