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oldguy
Guy Cosmo

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TR6 electric steer - EPS
Posted by: oldguy
Date: August 31, 2019 02:23AM

My version of electric steering. not as polished as some of the others, but very easily accomplished.


TR6 EPS 1.jpg

TR6 EPS 2.jpg

TR6 EPS 3.jpg



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 09/11/2019 10:04AM by MGBV8.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: tr6 electric steer
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: August 31, 2019 09:19AM

Probably because they are too large. There are a number of free online sites to bring them down to a manageable size. Drop the width to 600 pixels.


dwtr6v8
Don Watson
West Virginia
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1974 TR6 Ford 5.0 HO

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Re: tr6 electric steer
Posted by: dwtr6v8
Date: September 01, 2019 08:10PM

Do post details, I'm still playing with my conversion.


oldguy
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Re: tr6 electric steer
Posted by: oldguy
Date: September 09, 2019 11:16AM

Carl was going to reconfigure the photos so they could be up loaded.
I mounted the the unit in the engine compartment. I used a 1/2 drive universal joint to couple the the unit to the steering column. I shaped the male end of the universal to fit into the column and used the original clamp to secure the joint. I shortened the input shaft of the unit and machined it square to fit into the female end of the universal joint. A standard universal joint connected the output to the intermediate shaft. A couple of angle brackets hold the unit in place.
All in all pretty simple conversion.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
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Re: TR6 electric steer - EPS
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 11, 2019 10:05AM

First post now has pics.


oldguy
Guy Cosmo

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Re: TR6 electric steer - EPS
Posted by: oldguy
Date: September 11, 2019 10:32AM

thanks Carl


dwtr6v8
Don Watson
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1974 TR6 Ford 5.0 HO

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Re: TR6 electric steer - EPS
Posted by: dwtr6v8
Date: September 11, 2019 07:24PM

Ken mounted his in the engine bay as well.

I would need to relocate my battery to the trunk.

I may explore this option.

Thanks for the pics!



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Re: TR6 electric steer - EPS
Posted by: hoyt
Date: December 10, 2019 02:57PM

What car is the steering unit sourced from?


oldguy
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Re: TR6 electric steer - EPS
Posted by: oldguy
Date: December 12, 2019 06:05PM

the power unit is from a Saturn Vue, it is also used in some gm vehicles.
there are several companies that sell the control unit so that an ecu isn't needed
a pot is incorporated to control the amount of assist
it's worked out pretty well, I would like more centering of the wheel, but that was an issue without the power assist.
I plan on adding more castor for better feed back


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: TR6 electric steer - EPS
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: December 17, 2019 10:58AM

I've found that in limp mode the EPS units tend to give about 50% assist which is just about right. They do have a short delay while they are looking for an outside computer so initialization takes up to as much as 3 seconds in some cases. But no real need for any external controls.

Jim


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