Electric steering

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  1. ol' chebby

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    I'm installing a Toyota prius electric steering box in my truck. Posting progress pictures on fb.....Russ Petty.
    Also 47 to 54 technical and swap meet page.
     
  2. ol' chebby

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    Of course I'll write a tech thread here when I'm done.
     
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    I'm keen to see what you do and how it works .

    I'm not one to trust drive by wire...

    Of course it works fine for aircraft and has for decades .
     
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    Not drive by wire. Electric motor on steering assist. 20201230_180618.jpg 20201230_194056.jpg
     
  5. Bill Hanlon

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    Russ: Besides power and ground what electrical connections are you planning to make? Any links to tech info available?
     
  6. ol' chebby

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    12v switched.
     
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    HotRod Mag has a good general purpose article Electric Power Steering Increases Horsepower and Saves Fuel explaining general use. Wish I would have known about this back when I had my '57 GMC with a factory V8. All the aftermarket solutions then had the starter and the power steering box trying to occupy the same space.
     
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    Ah, HA ! .

    Better I'm sure .

    Is that a Nova steering wheel ? .
     
  9. ol' chebby

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    We put a Saturn Vue unit on our 1941 Ross forklift but have a Prius to go on my 37 Buick. All need to wait for Russ to do a step by step since his articles and pictures are SO much better than mine.
     
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    Bringing this up to the top hoping that Russ completed it and is ready to share the install here.
    Andy
     
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    I've been a bit busy. Decorating restaurants and building cars....I do need to get on this...
     

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