Is there a way of making the powersteering on a third Gen less sensitive?
Went and saw a powersteering specialist and had a talk to them, they recommended getting the steering box rebuilt with more modern internals to give the steering for feel. He recons those kits you mentioned are no good for what I'm trying to fix and will eventually damage the steering box because all they do is starve the box with less fluid. Your application was different to mine.When I used a GM pump and Mustang rack on a hot rod project, I got the same results - too sensitive.
I solved the problem with a kit, something like this:
Here is another alternative:
My 72 is super easy to steer. Seems easier than my last 71 but it could just be me. I also have 4" front runners on it so that may be why it steers so effortlessly. I put it sideways that way I have more feeling for the road.I would like to know also. The ps in my 72 is super sensitive. There is no feel for the road at all.
Not to overlook the obvious, this can also be caused by incorrect frontend geometry/alignment. Too little caster and not enough toe can cause sensitive steering.Is there a way of making the powersteering on a third Gen less sensitive?
That's exactly how I have my 64 Pontiac set up. It made a world of difference!Well also lack of feel was always a issue with the older p/s systems as they were all over boosted,but...If it feels twitchy provided all the suspension is in good working order,too much toe out will cause that. Too little caster makes it feel real easy to turn but also makes it have a tendency not to hold its line aka wander or pull. Ive seen with radial tires novas like more positive caster than the fact specs. Remember these cars were setup to run with bias ply tires wich had more rolling resistance ect. I used to set them up with about a 1/8" toe in about 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 deg of positive caster with maybe a half degree less on the drivers side to compensate for road crown. Never had any complaints and the cars always felt more stable and had better feed back.