Hi All ,just chasing some info if out there ,An elderly friend has a HJ v8 kingswood and he wants to keep the car for life however as he is a frail ol petrol head he needs power steering fitted to continue his life long love affair with his car he bought new ,Victoria preferred, any help would be appreciated & thanks in advance .Chrisso
Power Steering unit required for HJ 4.2 v8
Posted 07 April 2021 - 10:21 AM
6cyl or V8?
Either is easy, just need the bits. If it is for a 6cyl you are far better off finding a V8 setup off HQ-WB. Then getting the brackets and spacers off a VB-VK 6cyl. The pump, hoses and box is the same apart from a stud on the back of the pump for the 6cyl rear bracket. If it is a 6cyl I'll send you a list of all the unique bolts and spacers. You'll need the pulley too.
V8 is far easier to find, and the bracket to head spacers are reproed now. A 2 row pulley is hard to find, so use a 3 row but needs to be the right one with the back pulley hard up against the harmonic balancer. Steering belt goes at the back, alternator in the middle and A/C at the front.
You'll also need to change the steering arms to HQ or off a HJ-WB with power steering.
I'd also get the pump and box looked at, even overhauled.
Today you'd pay $800 for a full setup plus whatever overhaul is needed. You might find the bits in pieces but beware of later pumps as the high pressure hose fitting is different, so you just have to make sure you make the hose right.
Posted 07 April 2021 - 10:35 AM
I forgot to mention, if the steering box doesn't come with a pitman arm you'll need it, the correct coupling for the column and very importantly, the horn contact and blinker cancel mech to suit the different ratio steering:
The other thing to consider is finding a box, and then just fitting an Astra electric pump for him, getting Pirtek to do the high pressure hose to suit. You'd probably have to put a bigger battery in and set up a decent cable and fuse/ relay setup operated by an ignition feed.
Posted 07 April 2021 - 11:17 AM
Hi Chrisso. I've bought some parts off Darren in Geelong in the past (EBay listing above for PS pump) and he is quite helpful. He was selling complete refurbished units at one stage for about $1,100 - $1,200 if my memory is correct. I would also try Chris at Dinkum Autos. Both I'm sure could fit them if need be. Cheers Ron
Posted 07 April 2021 - 12:53 PM
Hi Guys ,thanks for ya help I'll check it all out ,cheers Chrisso
Posted 07 April 2021 - 01:46 PM
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