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Old 01-10-2022, 05:38 AM
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Default Electric Steering replacing Jag Rack and Pinion

I am looking to replace the original jag rack and pinion with an electric enhanced unit. Can anyone offer or suggest a suitable replacement unit. I am extremely limited in space specially in the cabin and around the column bu the car has room around the rack assembly. I am happy to look at any options

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Old 01-10-2022, 08:51 AM
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I'm not aware of any replacement R&P units that incorporate electric assist. I do know of a couple of add-on systems that utilize the existing rack. They fit between the rack and the steering column and shafts and proved EPAS.

Flaming River Microsteer Electric Power Assisted Steering system



https://www.flamingriver.com/fr40200...power-steering


Unisteer Improved Electra-Steer Kit



https://www.unisteer.com/collections...30004216889443

Here's a Unisteer installation in a FFR '33 Hot Rod: https://thefactoryfiveforum.com/show...r-ElectraSteer

Note: Flaming River uses standard 11/16" x 36 spline connections, while Unisteer indicates theirs are proprietary (17mm x 36 spline) - but they do offer U-joints and connectors to match.

Another solution is an electric power steering pump with a hydraulic PS R&P. This video uses a Volvo PS pump: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Htrz_Wn4SZ8

This video also mentions Toyota MR2 end Mazda 3 electric PS pumps.

Here's a write-up on installation of this in a Fox body Mustang: https://www.corral.net/threads/volvo...te-up.2499503/

Electric power steering will draw quite a bit of power, so make sure your alternator and electrical system are up to the task.
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Stokes,

Here's another recent thread on this subject: Electric steering assist

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