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The kit I got for mine never came with any info or instructions - I think the phrase - 'some assembly required' would be correct! From what i've seen, the std. mount bracket is used / abused / cut up and additional bracing welded added to use std dash / bulkhead fixings mainly to carry the weight of the motor - sorry not much help!

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On 20/09/2019 at 09:59, motorsport59 said:

Does anyone have a diagram for fitting the Corsa b or c electric power steering kit for Escort mk2 ?

Have a look at this on YouTube it might give you some idea 

 

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30 minutes ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

I watch the vid which was interesting, is it noisy having the pump just sitting there in the drivers tray like that?

You hear nothing at all 👍

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6 minutes ago, colr6 said:

You hear nothing at all 👍

Thats pretty good then. I keep hearing about people doing these conversions but I had no idea it was all practically in your lap.

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5 minutes ago, colr6 said:

I dare say with a bit of thought on the parcel shelf front you would be able to nearly hide the whole thing from sight

Yes they have cheap cardboard boarder that has probably fallen off decades ago anyway and that could easily be replaced with something better to conceal it. Are you planning on power steering for your Sport?

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No need, the std escort is quite easy to drive with normal wheel tyre combination, same as the Tina. TheAnglebox on the other hand you needed arms like Garth to throw that from lock to lock even when it was moving. So that got the power treatment and tbh it works spot on and after initial setting up I’ve never moved the control knob since.

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1 hour ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

I watched the vid which was interesting, is it noisy having the pump just sitting there in the drivers tray like that?

It isn't a pump, just an electric motor, there are no hydraulics

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Removed my steering column today in preparation for going down the EPAS route. 

Job was fairly easy and can be done in under an hour. The only difficult part, but I'm not sure if it actually needs removing was the flexi coupling/knuckle joint. I'm taking this off as well to renew this as its accessible at this time. Had to unbolt the engine mount to remove it due to having a WCCM fitted. 

After removing the bolt from the knuckle joint and with the column now disconnected inside the car, it was just a light pull on the steering column to pull it though. 

Column is now on my bench, ready for me to take it to Roger Hicks (Power Steering Solutions) next Friday. Chatted with him on the phone last week and he was very helpful. 

I understand that you can fab these kits up at home from Corsa bits, but the quality of Rogers kits and finish is about the best on the market having spoke with people who know him. 

Few pics below showing how the steering comes off. Hopefully they're in order. I will follow up on this when I get the new kit and fit it. 👍

 

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Just consulted my Haynes manual and you’ve forgot the most important thing......Disconnect the battery before commencing work...tut tut tut tut !! 🤭🤭🤭🤭

didn’t think you’d require pas on a std RS ?

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1 hour ago, colr6 said:

Just consulted my Haynes manual and you’ve forgot the most important thing......Disconnect the battery before commencing work...tut tut tut tut !! 🤭🤭🤭🤭

didn’t think you’d require pas on a std RS ?

Haha, I think every paragraph begins with that caution... 😁

Steering is actually quite heavy on slow manoeuvring and parking. It has a 2.4 quick rack fitted, so that might be adding a bit more effort to the steering. 

Oh, and I'm getting older 😂

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15 minutes ago, dt36 said:

 

Oh, and I'm getting older 😂

Maybe one of these should be on your next Christmas list

64572C9A-4A6E-496E-B3F1-317390334F36.jpegComes with its own flared arches for those wider wheels, a right boy racer machine 😜

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8 minutes ago, colr6 said:

Maybe one of these should be on your next Christmas list

64572C9A-4A6E-496E-B3F1-317390334F36.jpegComes with its own flared arches for those wider wheels, a right boy racer machine 😜

Haha, a guy on our street used to have one of those spacca chariots in the late 70s. I remember me and my mate used to try racing him up the street on our pushbikes 😂😂😂

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Dale with you being an ex army paratrooper SAS geezer and seeing the size of your arms.  I would have thought turning an escort wheel was child's play lol

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1 hour ago, preacherman said:

Dale with you being an ex army paratrooper SAS geezer and seeing the size of your arms.  I would have thought turning an escort wheel was child's play lol

Fair play, that has tickled me. 😂😂😂

However,  have you tried eating your crisps while driving through a roundabout with a quick rack? 

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14 hours ago, preacherman said:

Dale with you being an ex army paratrooper SAS geezer and seeing the size of your arms.  I would have thought turning an escort wheel was child's play lol

 

12 hours ago, dt36 said:

Fair play, that has tickled me. 😂😂😂

However,  have you tried eating your crisps while driving through a roundabout with a quick rack? 

I must admit I was wondering about this too. I had that set up for 25 years and Im 60kgs wringing wet! True parking required a bit of effort but hey who can park their Escort anywhere any more without it being nicked! When it came time to change the rack I just fitted a 2.9 instead. You guys will be fitting power windows next 🥰

Dale, Its not power steering you need, heres the mod you use when you eat too many crisps.

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Actually, doing the maths it would have been much more economical to fit a 2.9 rack. 😏

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4 minutes ago, dt36 said:

Actually, doing the maths it would have been much more economical to fit a 2.9 rack. 😏

When I bought my 2.9 it was cheaper than a rack reconditioning kit so it was a no brainer. After a Big Gulp Coke spill incident at the Drive In once I keep electronics to a minimum.

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Collected the steering yesterday from Power Steering Solutions and had a bit of a general chat about old cars. Good customer service and some quality work going on in the small unit. 

Waiting on delivery of a new brake cylinder before I fit steering back on. 

There are 2 types of build I was shown, Rally car or direct replacement. I opted for direct replacement which keeps all the origanal steering lock and indicator cut outs, with original brackets for mounting. 

Will jump back on this thread when fitting. 

 

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