Many classic cars were supplied with bias ply rubber that was about as wide as a tricycle tire. With that minimal patch of rubber to the pavement, steering was a breeze – even manual steering. If you had power steering, you could just about change lanes by sneezing on the steering wheel.
Adding modern upgrades like bigger wheels and wider tires with manual steering is often going to be difficult when you’re not moving. A good case of Popeye forearms is about the only thing that’s going to help you park that big hunk of Americana when you’re dealing with manual steering. But Silver Sport Transmissions has a remedy for that land barge steering system.
Power steering conversions sometimes rely on getting a pump, a pump bracket, a new column, a power steering box, and hoses, belts, and hardware. In the same amount of time it takes to search for these parts at a wrecking yard, you could have a new EPAS Performance electric steering system installed on your classic musclecar.
The installation of this kit does require some cutting and, more importantly, some measuring: measure twice, cut once! Some installations may be a little harder than others, but everything that is needed – including those instructions that us gearheads typically ignore – is included in each kit. In the rare event that you lose electrical power or blow a fuse, the steering will not be affected and will simply return to manual mode.
Silver Sport Transmissions is an Elite dealer for Tremec transmissions and a provider of automatic overdrives for classic musclecars. In addition to offering other drivetrain components, like crate engines, Silver Sport feels that a product as tested and reliable as the EPAS Performance Electric Power Steering will be a good addition to its arsenal.
You can also find install videos on the EPAS Performance YouTube channel and see how it’s done. If you’re ready to add electric power steering to your ride, be sure to get in touch with the crew at Silver Sport Transmissions.