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Re: Quantum manual steering?
Yeah I just might do that. I'd like to get the front end of the QSW as
light as possible, silly as it sounds. (Yeah Ok I'm stupid to care about 8
pounds or whatever). I'll have to move that battery eventually, too.
Removing the AC is first, however.
On Sat, 20 Mar 1999, Paul R Anderson wrote:
> Here's another solution for you. Drain the fluid and remove the belt.
> My quantum didn't have power steering when I got it because the pump
> leaked. I drove it that way for about 50000 miles. You may want to
> disassemble the rack and grease it to compensate for no circulating
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> On Tue, 23 Feb 1999 09:43:09 -0500 "Wm. Josiah Erikson"
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >Hmmm that's good info to have. So there's no quicker-ratio manual
> >steering setup
> >out there, eh? Too bad. Is there any way to get rid of that on-center
> >numbness? It
> >drives me nuts... more negative camber up front, maybe? Is it a bad
> >idea to play
> >with the alignment on these cars for some odd reason (I love playing
> >with the
> >alignment on my Rabbit- I can make it into a whole different car,
> >almost :
> >) )
> > Thanks much (I love this list, and all the info on it)
> > -Josiah
> >JustaxPHX@aol.com wrote:
> >> >Does anyone know if Quantums ever came with manual steering, or if
> >> >is any manual steering rack that could be put in my QSW without too
> >> >modification? (early 2WD 4K rack, perhaps? I dunno...)
> >> The '80 and '81 4k was available with a manual rack as well as
> >various early
> >> Dasher and Quantum models and the early VW Fox ... any of them
> >should bolt
> >> right up.
> >> > I hate the power steering- numb on center, overboosted (though not
> >as bad as
> >> some!), etc.
> >> > Much better than some, but I just prefer manual steering. (It's
> >just a
> >> > matter of preference, so don't ask me why I want to convert).
> >> IMO, the manual rack setup sucks ... 5 turns from lock-to-lock
> >(which is
> >> waayyyy too slow) and the steering feel isn't much different. The
> >> numbness appears to be a result of the suspension geometry rather
> >than the
> >> power rack setup and it remains even with the manual rack...
> >> JG
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