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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-10-2008, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Hi there i'am new to your forum and the proud owner of a 60 flattop sport sedan .I picked up the car yesterday and realised it needed more work than i thouht .I was wondering if anybody out there can give me any info on power steering for this model as mine is manual and before i get arms like arnie i would like to converted it thanks ray.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-10-2008, 09:18 PM
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Welcome to the site Ray!

It is only hard to steer when parking it. You have a beautiful country, drive around and enjoy the crisp feel of the steering before you ditch it. Though how anything that large has survived as long as it has on your narrow Roman built roads and bridges is a wonder. Five years back I took a six week holiday and drove all over Great Britain in a VW minivan (considered a small SUV here in the states, but it is considered a Lorrie (truck) over there because of it's size). I can not imagine taking a full size Impala for a ride through York or Cambridge, but I'll bet you will draw crowds when you do park it.

To answer your question there are complete conversion kits with pump, hoses, brackets (for a small block) and the correct idler and Pittman arms for your car. I would steer clear of power rack and pinion conversions personally.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-10-2008, 09:59 PM
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a good lube job might help too
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-11-2008, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice big dave .I had a 61 caddi before the flat top and enjoyed throwing that arround the only reason for the power steering is because i had a stroke 2 yrs ago and find it hard work thanks ray.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-11-2008, 06:36 AM Thread Starter
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thanks thats the next job on my list by the way the 61 is looking great
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