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Mk2 Power Steering

Postby 78Mk2 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:34 pm

Did any Mk2 model vans ever have the option of power steering?

Could the power steering equipment out of a pinto engined Mk3 model be fitted to a phase 1 Mk2 van?

What other parts would be required to fit power steering to a non-power steering model Mk2? Could a Mk3 power steering rack be fitted to a Mk2 model?
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Re: Mk2 Power Steering

Postby tonypastie1 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:17 am

interested to find out about this as well
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Re: Mk2 Power Steering

Postby yogi » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:36 am

iv been told you can adapt a mk3 powersteering box??
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Re: Mk2 Power Steering

Postby Neil » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:02 am

yes you can and a box fron the ldv theres also an electric column kit on sale on ebay
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Re: Mk2 Power Steering

Postby davek » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:47 am

I've mk3 system on a 1979 mk2 pinto
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Re: Mk2 Power Steering

Postby Vandalism » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:00 pm

you wont find a mk3 power steering box as theyre rare and sell for a lot.....

i want to fit power steering to my mk1 but i need the box type as rack cant be fitted on mine

i think its easier if you have a pinto engine..no sure weather rack can be fitted apposed to box :?:
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Re: Mk2 Power Steering

Postby Greg L. » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:30 am

Do you if it can be easily adapted from a MK2 Granada ? I've just bought the Granny with a 2.0 Pinto engine and I was thinking about using the power steering for my MK2 Transit.
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Re: Mk2 Power Steering

Postby captain hook » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:37 am

Greg L. wrote:Do you if it can be easily adapted from a MK2 Granada ? I've just bought the Granny with a 2.0 Pinto engine and I was thinking about using the power steering for my MK2 Transit.

No...You can't put a Rack on a Beam Axle :!:
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Re: Mk2 Power Steering

Postby Luke » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:44 am

mk2's did have power steering but the chances of finding one are almost impossible - the only ones ive ever seen are lhd :)

but as said the mk3 is the best bet but they are rare too :)
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Re: Mk2 Power Steering

Postby Ken B » Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:08 pm

captain hook wrote:
Greg L. wrote:Do you if it can be easily adapted from a MK2 Granada ? I've just bought the Granny with a 2.0 Pinto engine and I was thinking about using the power steering for my MK2 Transit.

No...You can't put a Rack on a Beam Axle :!:



Actually I thought about this the other day, but I think you could though it may not be easiest route. The hardest part is finding a suitable sliding column joint that will take car of the up/down and any sideways movement. You would have to have one made. Otherwise I cant see any reason why it can't work. You can get flexible hoses for the power fluid.
Years ago my short oval stock car used a beam axle with a Escort rack attached to it. That used a specially machined slider for the column. Every one pooh poohed the idea until they realised that actually it was a lot lighter than a box set up (and the car won races) and did away with various bits of linkage . All it used was two welded mounts on the beam to locate the rack on. As long as its mounted in the correct position for your ackerman geomtry, dont see why you cant do it on a Transit.
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Re: Mk2 Power Steering

Postby tonypastie1 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:28 am

what about electric power steering ?

anybody done this ?
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Re: Mk2 Power Steering

Postby Vandalism » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:04 am

dont know have a look through the other million posts on power steering :lol:

mk3 box is the only think that you can do without any fuss and the only thing that had been done and known to work

this topic does need answering tho :lol: :roll:
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Re: Mk2 Power Steering

Postby Ken B » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:03 pm

These people do them for VW's, so its very possible. http://www.ultimate-engineering.co.uk/p ... ering.html

The money you'd pay for a proper Transit power set up if you can find one, plus the time and effort of fitting it, I think electric is the way forward. Not only that in the unlikely hood of it packing up, at least it just reverts back to useable heavy steering. Try doing that with a fluid power steered vehicle.
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Re: Mk2 Power Steering

Postby 78Mk2 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:42 pm

So, what are all the parts that would be required to fit power steering out of a Mk3 into a Mk2?
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Re: Mk2 Power Steering

Postby Vandalism » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:32 pm

i hope youve got £2-300 for the kit :shock:

steering box/drop arm/mabey linkages
all pipes(fluid pipes)
and resavior tank (fluid tank) i think it has a pully on it so its run off a belt

mabey other things but thats what i understand it to be
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