Now available, Power steering for your Alpine.
No messy hydraulic fluid leaks, No pump & Fan belts to adjust or hoses, and No Loss of power from the engine, nice, clean, quite, and easy driving, just a touch of an adjustment knob to set the "feel" you want for parking or down the road driving
I finalized the EPS wiring and made a deal to have a wiring harness made for the EPS which will complete the kit for the Power Steering.
A tentative sell price is $1150.00 which will be:
1. The modified upper steering column w/telescoping capability (as original)
2. An EPS motor with warranty; a separate wiring harness
3. Fittings for installation
4. Instructions to modify your lower steering column.
You can use your original components such as horn, turn signals, steering wheel, etc....
My test car, unlike the earlier Series, is a '67 SV Alpine equipped with fresh air ducts. After much study, trial and error I was finally able to retain the fresh air duct even thought it is very tight. The defroster vent is also left unmolested. I now have the complete EPS in my '67 Commodore Blue V6 Alpine. It works very nicely, smooth and easy on the hands! Received a lot of positive comments at a recent British Car Show drawing a good crowd of interested Folks.
The Electric Power Steering unit for the Alpine, as I have designed sits the ECM behind the passenger kick panel. The wiring harness will run from the Motor (main power and ground) to the ECM, from the ECM with the power and ground to the Battery box with a main inline fuse, the Controller to (Ign Switch) and Adjustment knob from the ECM to the Dash panel (You select a location). I used the "blank" in the steering cowling where the OD switch would be if your Alpine does not have OD. Easily accessible.
A good serviceable "Core" will be required for the upper portion of the steering column.
To keep the cost as low as possible I will provide instructions for you (or your machine shop) to modify the lower portion of the steering assembly which I refer to as the "outer & inner shaft & column and steering box".
DO NOT DISASSEMBLE the outer column from the steering box unless you like to deal with lots of "small things" like ball bearings; gaskets & spacers etc.... Besides it is not required for the conversion!
If you are in the process of restoring your Alpine, doing engine, or radiator work, the removal of the steering column and box is fairly simple and can be changed out easily for EPS Modification.
With the steering box out of the car I recommend it as a good time to replace the rubber O ring that seals the lubricant.
If you have questions, comments, or suggestions please do so,
P.S. Of course you can DIY..... I'm a bit slow, so it only took me a couple years
'67 SV Commodore Blue V6
Restored & Modified w/ T5 &A/C
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-03-30 10:46 PM by TigerDan.
Power Steering (EPS) for your Alpine [South Carolina, USA]
Posted by TigerDan
Sep 4, 2017 08:23 AM
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