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Old 01-23-2021, 12:20 AM
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and there's a reason why you're not converting the car to a floor shift?
A bench seat in front would be a heck of a good reason.

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There was a kernel of truth intended in that changing over to power steering is a load of work and learning to drive without power steering is not that hard if you try.

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My relatively heavy '72 220, equipped with AC, automatic, and fatter radials was drudgery parking in a tight space.
My '60 Fintail 220S wasn't so burdened, and with its' skinnier tires, parking was much mote tolerable.

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Old 01-24-2021, 09:44 AM
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Just turn while rolling a bit and if not possible use both hands to pull it around.
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RE I was throwing this around in my mental garage for awhile. Seems like it would work.
Adaptive Electric Power Steering Conversion Kit Setup Column shaft Motor Prius

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Somehow the Name Mercedes and Power "assimilate "
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Our forum's TylerH860, Tyler Hoover of Hoovie's Garage, is doing this conversion on his old Mustang without power steering. All jokes aside, if you drive a car and want to enjoy it, there is nothing wrong with wanting to make it better to drive.
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My father had an '85 Subaru, manual (gearbox and steering). It was a bear, you couldn't turn the wheel until you got the car moving.

Tire choice has quite a bit to do with how easy/hard manual steering is. That said, '60s Mercedes power steering is very nice. I have a manual steering finback and it seem fine. Good luck on the project.
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Old 03-13-2021, 12:10 AM
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Our forum's TylerH860, Tyler Hoover of Hoovie's Garage, is doing this conversion on his old Mustang without power steering. All jokes aside, if you drive a car and want to enjoy it, there is nothing wrong with wanting to make it better to drive.
There are probably an abundance of parts available for converting a Mustang to power, but likely none for a Mercedes. The typical manual steer us car of that vintage had a load of turns lock to lock and a lot less with power steering so yeah, that is a good reason to make the conversion.
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Old 03-13-2021, 12:58 PM
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Tom, it's all modified Prius parts. I figure if you can modify them for a Mustang and get it to work, you can modify it for an MB too. It was a thought/suggestion, because the electric systems do not require modifying for a PS pump, hydraulic lines, etc. Nevermind replacing the rack. You can replace the rack for fewer turns if you want, and Hoovie's issue might be that someone did replace his rack with a tighter one, making it harder to turn without assist. Or he just doesn't like the manual steering in it.

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