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Old Sep 12th, 2011, 13:32   #1
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Hi, has anybody done an electric power steering add on for their 140, which ones are available and what sort of money?
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Old Sep 12th, 2011, 17:30   #2
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http://www.ezpowersteering.co.uk/

Kit for the 140 is marketed, but expensive I'd guess.

Cheaper DIY alternatives:
- assuming yours is LHD, retro-fit a hydraulic set-up from a 140 with OE PAS (e.g. a USA car)
- DIY electric using column from a Corsa or 106 or similar

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I guess I'll just put an extra couple of pounds in front tyres
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John, how dificult would it be to adapt and fit PAS from Corsa etc?
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Thanks for raising this question and thanks John for the infomation.

I have 185 tyres on my car, I wonder how much difference it would make if you went back to 165 on the front?

Longstone tyres recommend 165 Michelin XZX run at 28psi.

I have tried to send you a couple of PM's but do not seem to have gone through - Thanks for cheque and sorry no, I only had the one key.


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John, how dificult would it be to adapt and fit PAS from Corsa etc?
I've never done it so I can't say for sure. It would require some thought and problem solving, but not too bad.

Do a search on the internet. I have seen a 'how to' guide, but I'm can't remember where. It's a popular modification with classic rally people, so that might be a starting point.

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Besides EZpowersteering here in Holland we have somebody else who is using the corsa PAS motors. His kit is about 450 EUR (400 GBP). Believe this is similar to what yr rallyboys are using!!!!
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Thanks for raising this question and thanks John for the infomation.

I have 185 tyres on my car, I wonder how much difference it would make if you went back to 165 on the front?

Longstone tyres recommend 165 Michelin XZX run at 28psi.

I have tried to send you a couple of PM's but do not seem to have gone through - Thanks for cheque and sorry no, I only had the one key.


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Besides EZpowersteering here in Holland we have somebody else who is using the corsa PAS motors. His kit is about 450 EUR (400 GBP). Believe this is similar to what yr rallyboys are using!!!!
Can you let us have some info. A name or email address?
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The name of this guy is Joost and can be reached om hobbybob1 at live dot nl .
I must remark though that he only made it for amazon and p1800 models until now. For the 140 it cannot be much different but simply needs to be made.

Joost needs the old steering column returned to make the next for the same model!

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