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b6281t
Robert Stolt
Glenwood City, WI
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03/01/2015 10:39AM

Main British Car:
77 MGB 2008 GM 3800 with T5

Re: Electric power rack steering
Posted by: b6281t
Date: March 04, 2015 11:48PM

I believe your taking about the column support bracket I removed to make room for my install. Three of the four bolts holding my firewall mount were used on the column support bracket. I used the pillow block housing because it was quick and easy.

Bob


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Robert Stolt
Glenwood City, WI
(15 posts)

Registered:
03/01/2015 10:39AM

Main British Car:
77 MGB 2008 GM 3800 with T5

Re: Electric power rack steering
Posted by: b6281t
Date: March 04, 2015 11:58PM

Here is another view of my mount
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Bob


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Robert Stolt
Glenwood City, WI
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03/01/2015 10:39AM

Main British Car:
77 MGB 2008 GM 3800 with T5

Re: Electric power rack steering
Posted by: b6281t
Date: March 07, 2015 10:38PM

Getting closer, had to use 1" spacer ECM and modify the defroster with a 1 1/4" id exhaust tubing bend

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Bob
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b6281t
Robert Stolt
Glenwood City, WI
(15 posts)

Registered:
03/01/2015 10:39AM

Main British Car:
77 MGB 2008 GM 3800 with T5

Re: Electric power rack steering
Posted by: b6281t
Date: March 07, 2015 10:39PM

I ment to say 1" spacer under the ECM
Bob


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3708 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Electric power rack steering
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 09, 2015 12:38PM

Just for the Record, I did not spill the beans. Mikey spilled his own beans! BTW this thread was started in 2011.
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Re: Electric power rack steering
Posted by: Capt'n Moorgone
Date: November 11, 2014 08:09AM

Picked one from an '05 Equinox for a winter project. I've been thinking about a conversion for a couple years. At these prices, it's a no brainer! Can't wait to get it worked out. Mike



b6281t
Robert Stolt
Glenwood City, WI
(15 posts)

Registered:
03/01/2015 10:39AM

Main British Car:
77 MGB 2008 GM 3800 with T5

Re: Electric power rack steering
Posted by: b6281t
Date: March 16, 2015 10:06PM

Finished my conversion and drove my MG, what a difference. Low speed maneuvering and parking is easy one handed operation now. Once out on the road dial out the assist and car drives like stock.
IMG_0344.jpg
ready for final install
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Attaching control box and fuse holder to mounting bracket made for clean tidy wiring.
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Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(177 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: Electric power rack steering
Posted by: Charles
Date: March 22, 2015 10:16PM

Robert S. Good show. Neat the way you did it. After all we don't got no stinking rule book.
charles



b6281t
Robert Stolt
Glenwood City, WI
(15 posts)

Registered:
03/01/2015 10:39AM

Main British Car:
77 MGB 2008 GM 3800 with T5

Re: Electric power rack steering
Posted by: b6281t
Date: March 26, 2015 09:37PM

Thanks Charles I appreciate the thumbs up.
Bob


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3708 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Electric power rack steering
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 30, 2015 09:10AM

I found out from Mike Moor that this disease is called EPS. It must be contagious cause it seems to be quite rampant here. ;)

May have to have an EPS therapy session at the Indy Meet!


Capt'n Moorgone
Mike Moor
Angola,IN
(113 posts)

Registered:
11/20/2008 07:05PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB 300 Buick

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Re: Electric power rack steering
Posted by: Capt'n Moorgone
Date: April 06, 2015 12:34PM

Bob has a great solution for hiding the unit up under the dash. Nice job Bob!

Beware, EPS is very contagious! I noticed the seller of the control box has sold over 800 units. That's up from 400, just since November. If anyone has caught the disease and needs the cure, I would be willing to supply it. Send me a PM.


b6281t
Robert Stolt
Glenwood City, WI
(15 posts)

Registered:
03/01/2015 10:39AM

Main British Car:
77 MGB 2008 GM 3800 with T5

Re: Electric power rack steering
Posted by: b6281t
Date: April 28, 2015 09:34AM

There may be a few EPS deniers out there, the flat earth types. I love this conversion its made my MGB feel like the light nimble sports car that it should be.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5799 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Electric power rack steering
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 28, 2015 10:05AM

Dan B told me he recently drove a rental Celica (Corolla?) which had paddle shift and almost certainly EPS. Might be a good donor vehicle for the whole column? Hmmm...

Of course, I already have the paddle shifters made up and I like the stock steering wheel but the EPS on that car might be even more compact.

Jim


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3708 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Electric power rack steering
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 28, 2015 12:23PM

Robert,

The Earth is neither flat nor round. It is an illusion! :)


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5799 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Electric power rack steering
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 28, 2015 05:01PM

The earth is an illusion? Funny, it didn't feel like an illusion last time I fell down, but maybe that was an illusion too...


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3708 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Electric power rack steering
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 28, 2015 07:13PM

Of course it was. ;)



Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(971 posts)

Registered:
11/06/2007 01:55PM

Main British Car:
1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: Electric power rack steering
Posted by: Dan B
Date: April 28, 2015 08:19PM

It was a Corolla. Go figure!


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1259 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Electric power rack steering
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: April 28, 2015 10:43PM

Maybe it was an illusion Jim.

Did you fall down onto the earth.....or did the earth fall up into you???? oooooohhhhhh.

Or really, did it happen at all?



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BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5799 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Electric power rack steering
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 29, 2015 07:53AM

I'm so confused...


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1074 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Electric power rack steering
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: April 29, 2015 09:42AM

Quote:
I'm so confused...
Blame it on dark energy!


b6281t
Robert Stolt
Glenwood City, WI
(15 posts)

Registered:
03/01/2015 10:39AM

Main British Car:
77 MGB 2008 GM 3800 with T5

Re: Electric power rack steering
Posted by: b6281t
Date: April 29, 2015 10:53PM

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