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Technical 48 Buick Roadmaster power steering conversion

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tom Whitlock, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Tom Whitlock
    Joined: Dec 17, 2008
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    Have a 48 Roadmaster and wondering if any of you may know if a 52 or later steering box and pump would work? Or are other options available?
    Has the original straight 8.
    Thanks
     
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  2. Have you thought about an electric power steering from a modern? Lots of classic car restorers offering that over here. Usually a GM or PSA motor.

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  3. Tom Whitlock
    Joined: Dec 17, 2008
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    Thanks Blackjack, I have not thought about the electric idea as it still is a 6 volt system.
     
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  4. Msgr. Doug Cook
    Joined: Aug 24, 2016
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    I've seen it adapted to a 50 Buick, if that helps...
     
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  5. Tom Whitlock
    Joined: Dec 17, 2008
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    Hello Doug, that does help...do you know where I can get more info on this? Thanks Tom
     
  6. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
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    Hnstray
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    Be sure you have a way to drive the pump if you go this route. The factory PS installs used a double sheave crank pulley/damper and that is not an easy part to find. Also, whether the crank pulley fits may may depend upon which engine(s) , 248 or 320, are involved in the swap.

    I do not know as I type this if the crank snout is the same size for both, I am only suggesting this is an area to investigate. Your Roadmaster is a 320....and I would suspect more Roadmasters were fitted with PS than were Supers (248), but even so, a parts car's engine may be long gone. Just something to think about.

    It might be feasible to use a '50s GM generator that was fitted with a PS pump as an alternative to the above issue.
     
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  7. I think this is the reason the electric power steering is so popular. Basically you cut the steering column and fit the electric device. Internal sensors then do the rest. Not heard of a 6 volt converting though.

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  8. I wonder if anyone has pictures of this? Or a article about How to do this? I don't have room for a normal ps pump and looking for way to add ps so my 4'10" boss can drive if need be. Thanks in adavance!

     

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