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#1 _DrBill_

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 11:24 PM

I have recently completed an electric power steer column for my LJ rally car. It will bolt into any LJ without any modification to the car. It is speed sensitive with maximum torque  at low speed and zero torque at high speed. Plugs into back of fuse box, plus 1 x earth and 1 x battery connection.

This represents a significant change in the way the car drives and allows the use of short, neutral Ackerman steering arms, that reduce lock to lock down to 2.25 turns.

This car also runs HSR Mikuni Flatslide carbs and I am looking for an LJ XU1 manifold to replace the the Redline manifold that I am using.

I would be happy to build another column for a member and swap it for a manifold.



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Posted 01 October 2020 - 09:40 AM

Hi mate what steering rack are you using with the Electric power steering ?



#3 _DrBill_

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Posted 07 October 2020 - 05:58 PM

LJ rack, LJ Column, LX style short steering arms.



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Posted 11 October 2020 - 07:46 PM

Got any pics of the electric steering unit connected to the column ?



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Posted 12 October 2020 - 10:41 PM

yes but I am struggling to upload them



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Posted 04 November 2020 - 11:58 AM

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 11:17 PM

looks great, what rack mods have you done to make it a power steering rack ?



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Posted 26 November 2020 - 09:58 PM

No rack mod required, the column does all the work. At low speed (parking) you only need 1 finger to turn the wheel. I have machined up some short straight steering arms to reduce the number of turns from lock to lock.

I will download some more pics if it helps.



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Posted 14 March 2022 - 04:36 PM

What electric power steering unit did you use. I’ve got an lc with a 5 litre and 7” rims which makes it very hard to steer

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Posted 31 March 2022 - 01:07 PM

does any have contact details 

or anybody else that does this 

 

thanks albert



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Posted 20 August 2023 - 10:50 PM

What electric power steering unit did you use. I’ve got an lc with a 5 litre and 7” rims which makes it very hard to steer

My LC with a 4.2 is also hard to steer, wouldn't mind this set up for mine.



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Posted 21 August 2023 - 07:05 AM

Have a chat with these blokes. I reckon they will be the mob that DrBill fella bought his electric power steering unit from.

https://www.ultimate...eering-columns/



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Posted 21 August 2023 - 07:08 PM

Have a chat with these blokes. I reckon they will be the mob that DrBill fella bought his electric power steering unit from.

https://www.ultimate...eering-columns/

Thanks heaps for that



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Posted 22 August 2023 - 07:53 PM

The power steering unit is an early Suzuki Ignis



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Posted 18 December 2023 - 06:31 PM

No rack mod required, the column does all the work. At low speed (parking) you only need 1 finger to turn the wheel. I have machined up some short straight steering arms to reduce the number of turns from lock to lock.

I will download some more pics if it helps.

If you dont mind me asking DrBill, what did that power steering set up cost you?



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Posted 18 December 2023 - 06:40 PM

Have a chat with these blokes. I reckon they will be the mob that DrBill fella bought his electric power steering unit from.

https://www.ultimate...eering-columns/

The video on their website of the electric power steering being fitted to a Nissan Skyline with an LS motor in it shows it needing steering column mods. DrBill says no mods were required to his LJ, might be a different unit.



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Posted 18 December 2023 - 06:53 PM

The video on their website of the electric power steering being fitted to a Nissan Skyline with an LS motor in it shows it needing steering column mods. DrBill says no mods were required to his LJ, might be a different unit.


Nando, if you read what Dr Bill said, he said no mods to the car and no mods to the steering rack. The electric PS unit is intergrated into the steering column so the steering column is the component that needs all the mods.

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Posted 19 December 2023 - 09:06 AM

thats right Dave 

when doing it you also need the section of shaft either  side of the motor 

to weld to the original shaft

recently did one on a 53 chev






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