Electric power steering on P6?

jasper53

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Anyone tried or succeeded in fitting electric power on a P6? Dad loves his car but is finding it more difficult to drive. As the steering box is separate to the steering column, it looks possible. May have to remove the inside of the drivers glove box thingy to make space for the motor. A new top support would have to be made for the severed column and switches. Have an old scrap P6 in the yard. Might have a go.
 
Interesting. If we decide to do it, which is very likely. will post a step by step fitting if anyone has any interest. At least it has been done.
 
Absolutely do a project thread, I already have PAS but really like reading how mods are done, lots of pics please.

How much is left of your scrapper and what model ?
 
Quite a lot. Bought it to steal the V8 engine for a kit car project we were doing for a guy. After looking the car over it's not that bad. Wings are shot and a bit of floor round the usual sill areas, but nothing new there. Wings don't seem too expensive anyway. Was considering fixing it a using it for competition fun days. We fitted a modern motor in the kit car, so everything is as it was. As usual, too many projects on at once. Will post things as we get on with them in the new year.
 
I believe Johan Lowik from the Dutch club has electric power steering from a Corsa fitted in one of his P6's..
 
Corsa motors seem quite bulky? Would like to see a photo of one fitted as to the location. Cheaper than the other options by quite a lot, if it fits comfortably in the space available. Got a bit of time to research a bit before chopping it up. We will be fitting eps in a Scimitar sprint car first, so lessons may be learnt?
 
I have sucessfully fitted a DC Microsteer electric power steering system to my LHD 1970 P6 3500 as described in my enclosed report. It made a huge difference to the driving experience.
 

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I do not think it is too bad. The motor has a worm and gear drive with an offset between the motor and steering shaft centrelines which puts the motor above the steering column in RHD. The bonnet release handle is close to the motor in LHD and could probably be rearranged for RHD and/or the motor rotated downwards a little.
The consequence could be that you have to make a little larger kink in the new glove box door but there is plenty of leg space in the area. Should not stop an installation.
 
I have sucessfully fitted a DC Microsteer electric power steering system to my LHD 1970 P6 3500 as described in my enclosed report. It made a huge difference to the driving experience.

Hello, can you buy it or do you have to put it together yourself?

Greetings Bernd
 
Hello, can you buy it or do you have to put it together yourself?

Greetings Bernd

Hi Bernd,
You get what you see in the leading picture and have to do the rest yourself. Check also the DC Electronics website.
Regards,
P-G
 
I think they sell only through retailers. In Sweden, the price is approx 1300 EUR and a Dutch site asked 1160 EUR. So it depends on where you buy it.
 
Interesting,and a well done installation. Did the install require inspection by an engineer? Where I am, welding on any part of a steering system is strictly forbidden......So far my std PAS is working fine.
 
Thank you!
In Sweden, vehicles older than 50 years are exempt from regular (MOT) inspections. If you make significant changes we have regulations how to have your vehicle approved but "invisible" modifications are below the radar.
It is in your own interest to keep your vehicle safe.
In my case, the welds on the steering shaft are in the low torque zone between the steering wheel and the servo motor and to a relatively large diametre (25 mm).
 
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