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Manual steering to power steering conversion....

Discussion in 'Rover P6 Suspension / Steering' started by Classicmemories, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. I have a '71 V8 auto with manual steering, and want to fit it with the power steering from my '72 V8 auto project car. Has anyone done this and can offer any advise? How difficult a task is this?
    Thank you in advance....
  2. harveyp6

    harveyp6 Well-Known Member

    It's a bolt on conversion, apart from drilling 3 holes to fit the reservoir to the inner wing. When you remove the PAS system, don't disconnect the pipework, keep it sealed as one unit. It's unwieldy, but it can be done easily enough. Fit the box to the baseunit, along with the PAS trackrod, the pump to the engine, the crank pulley to the crank, and the reservoir to the inner wing. Then bleed and you're good to go. The decker panel needs to come off to remove the box, the idler bracket needs to be lifted at that end to get the trackrod out, and with the rad out of the way the front pulley can be removed. There are threaded holes to fit the rear pump bracket, and the front bracket has slightly longer timing cover bolts to hold it. I think that's about it. With a donor car on hand you have a reference for everything.
  3. Much appreciated Harvey, thank you!
  4. PeterZRH

    PeterZRH Well-Known Member

    If you have windscreen wipers mounted on the manual steering box, you'll also need a later windscreen wiper setup which fits over the idler. You can reuse the manual steering rod but it is more difficult to adjust.

    Reasonable summary is here: Manual to Power Steering
  5. Thank you Peter...
  6. AlexTR6001

    AlexTR6001 New Member

    Hi, I looking for the summary, but the link doesn't work. Can you check, please. Much appreciated. BR Alex
  7. harveyp6

    harveyp6 Well-Known Member

    The link works for me, but if you still can't get it to work, go direct to Mark Gray's website (MGBD Rover spares) as it's on there.

    Barring drilling a couple of holes it's a straightforward bolt-on conversion.

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