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Series 2 Pas need advice

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by Dopey, Sep 25, 2017.

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  1. Dopey

    Dopey Well-Known Member

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    I been told you can use a corsa steering setup to convert a s2 been looking on you tube but can’t find a thing it’s for a S2 1958 , please no lectures as to not doing it, had enough of rivit counters lol
     
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    We have a Zafira which has the same set up as the Astra and perhaps the Corsa?. Its an electic system, complelety self contained with its own pump and researvior. If its like that I can see some sense and there will be plenty about. I recall seeing someting about these electic power steering systems often being variable assistance based on speed so if you go down the electric route you may need a speed signal from somewhere. The other place I would look is the 1970's American cars - a steering box plus a large hydraulic ram and a pump. Very simple set up and I beleive still sold as a bolt on for hot-rods, very little feel but plenty of assitence, sounds ideal!
     
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    John S Well-Known Member

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    There's posts on this previously. I recall the electric Corsa is workable but fiddly to achieve. You could just fit a landy hydraulic power steering. Can be done.
     
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    I may look into doing this once mines on the road as I just want to see what the steerings like first as it's been best part of 10 years since I last drove a series truck as I have always had Disco's and a 90 since I last had a series
     
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    If your under 18 with a tiny manhood you will no doubt have the widest tyres available so steering it will be problematic.
    If on the other hand you have a series for the enjoyment of driving it, you probably won't have many issues.
    I only find it a faff when static steering in tight parking bays and the like but if it's moving, no matter how slow, it's easy enough.
     
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    Yeah I think I will be alright it's just being used to pas steering for a while
     
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    My series is ok when moving if the turn is gentle but it is a full upper body work out when stationary and quite a bit of effort to do a 90 degree turn at about 10 miles per hour. Maybe if I drove it more frequently, I would get more used to it. PAS is sometimes tempting especially when I'm trying to get it out of a tight spot in sainsburies carpark, I imagine onlookers saying to each other, "look at that spaz trying to steer that landy". I guess that is why the heater is so crap, cos ya get red hot steering the thing.

    Col
     
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    My 109 weighs in at 2 1/4 Tons ready to go camping but you don't notice the steering once on the move, its the reverse - its too light at speed. Parking is another matter altogether and I now invest some time planning where to park and how to get out of the space. Worst is when someone parks close behind and there's not enough distance to get any lock on but isn't that what the bumberettes are for....
     
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    And tow ball :D
     
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    I’m of an age now with health problems, it’s the easy life I’m looking for, it’s either that or get shot of it..... and will be putting disks or assistance breaks on the front too
     
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    I'm with you with the brakes as that's something else I'm half looking into but a job I will do once the rebuild is finished
     
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    To be fair unless you have health problems AND OR stupidly wide tyres...
    If your steering is too heavy then chances are you have issues with worn components...
    Wear in the multiple ball joints/steering box/steering relay/swivels and railroad bushes all add up to making them a pig to drive... floppy steering/poor directional control etc all get blamed on poor design, where most is due to poor or more often NO maintenance.

    Better brakes are easily resolved by fitting TLS 11" units... Unless you can't be arsed maintaining those in which case go for disks...
    little difference between them stopping power wise (I can lock the front end solid fully laden with trailer on the S3 FFR)
    Just disks don't need adjusting.
     
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    I often wonder - there's plenty of time cruisng at 45mph - which upgrade would be most beneficial. I would say brakes, I can live with the steering but there are times when the pedal pressure gets very high. I have 11" tls as its a LWB and the larger of the standard servos but my wish list has the large Santana servo at the top as its a striaght swap if only you can hold of one for less than £100s. My son and I use the Series for weekend trips we will shorlty have a combined age of 70, of which he accounts for 8. Our most used upgrade was the toilet! (and sink of course). We put it in for camping but its come into its own in motorway talibacks.
     
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    Rob 1 real good links thanks
     
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    Here's one to get you thinking. Look at this company who produce after market power steering kits for vintage tractors:
    http://www.malpasonline.co.uk/itm/F...65-Models-Power-Steering-Conversion-Kit/42415
    These look very similar to the Heystee kit:
    http://www.heystee-automotive.com/parts/pas/pas.htm
    Bear in mind you could use a PAS pump on the alternator and save a bit on that too.
    The tractor kits fit along the side from the drop arm but I think they would fit across the front ok on a series.
     
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    You just keep giving dont you lol, I have seen the second link before but at ££££ thats stupid, but a good system
     
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    These are only £30



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