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Western PA MOD GUY
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted December 09, 2001 10:30 PM

I run a Mod with a 86 Crown Vic clip and I wanted to quicken the steering up from a 1.5:1 to a 2:1 quickener. I did this and it seemed the pump could'nt keep up. It seemed when you jerked the wheel it locked up for a split second. (pressure lock) I run a Chevy pspump with an external can like the sell from sweet mfg. Only thing is mine is stock and i was wandering if the ones you buy from the racing companies are tned up for more presure or not. One guy told me to drill out the pressure orfice to a bigger size like his was but it didnt seem to help. So I am back with the 1.5:1 ratio quickener unless you guys have got some ideas. It is a ford box and as a last resort i can put a chevy box on but I just want some info. Thanks

Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5060
posted December 09, 2001 10:38 PM UIN: 16262997
sounds like there is some restriction somewhere and its having to catch up....but, you might try drilling the outlet also and see if that does anything..maybe pressure buildup might be causing it.


Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted December 10, 2001 06:01 AM
I like fast steering so I lined up a 1.5 and a 2.0 in series. It's a little harder to turn, but it doesn't bind up. Those quickners are adjustable for gear wear. If the gears don't have enough play, they will bind up.

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