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  1. Corbic

    Corbic Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    So, I hate the Hydro-Boost. Always have. Can't even pull a valve cover because of it.

    Is there any effective way to eliminate it? I know it's there because in 1996 Ford could not fit a vacuum booster for the brakes. Any more modern solution? Any street-able Manual Brake kits? My 3.2 911 had manual brakes and I never felt it was an issue.

    As for power steering -

    My thought is, eliminate the engine pump, the hydro-booster and all those damn lines. Run a Mazda electric PS-Pump and just run lines off that to the rack. Clean up the engine bay, drop some weight and keep PS.

    Problem is the brake master and brakes.
     
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    01yellercobra AKA slo984now Established Member

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    I think your only choice is going to be manual brakes. With the right master cylinder it shouldn't be too much of a problem.

    I wonder if you can fit one of those electric power steering kits that go under the dash? I've seen them in a couple hot rods. I think the fancy ones allow for some kind if variation based on speed.
     
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  3. Corbic

    Corbic Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Actually had one a while back. Yeah it's a GM Steering column with a $50 knob.

    You'd have to pull the rack and drill out the baffles or whatever to keep the fluid from binding it.

    I think the pump is easier and would ensure no change in actual feel, your just getting hydraulic pressure from an electric pump instead of mechanical.
     
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    When I was looking at building a Factory Five 33Ford Roadster I was looking at a Unisteer kit. It uses a manual rack and the motor fits in the steering column shaft somewhere. Typically it is mounted to the firewall, but can be mounted lower attached to the frame.

    Electric Power Steering
     
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    01yellercobra AKA slo984now Established Member

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    That's what I was thinking of when I made my post. As for the rack, just go manual. No lines to deal with in the engine compartment.

    I wonder how hard it would be to retrofit a rack out of the 2011+ Mustangs?
     
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    I know there’s guys making them for the Fox bodies. I’m sure it can be adapted to fit your application. I’ll report back with a link.


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    Subbing, always looking for ways to ditch weight and sounds interesting.
     
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    4sdvenom Never Enough! Established Member

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    Website expired!
     
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    ?! weird because i clicked on it the other day and it had some good info on there
     
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    coposrv Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Wow. That’s weird. I checked when I posted and it was still live.


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    Best/easiest way ive seen it done is to get a manual rack/steering shaft and a Wilwood master cylinder / proportioning valve.
     
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  14. Corbic

    Corbic Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Do you know which Wildwood setup?
     
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    DCguy Member Established Member

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    Don't know which master it is exactly but prob not too hard to figure out. You can see it @2:40 in this vid:

     
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