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    power steering

    I have a 59 lark wagon with a sbc I used a chevy ps reservoir pump does anyone no is this unit is to much pressure for the Studebaker and what do I have to buy to change this lark back to maneul steering the lark steering is very quick now its sort of scary

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    There is an adjustable pressure reducing device available to cure these symptoms from people like Summit, Speedway Motors, etc. I would second a guess that your pressure is too high causing the twitchyness.
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    I have a Chevy (GM) ps reservoir pump (looks like a upside down V) on my truck with a 259 motor and a changed steering box type unknown. It works fine but it is sort of tall for the rest of the motor. I plain to change out to a Stude reservoir pump this week after modifying to a 2-groove pulley. Pictures here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/doublep...7629095604630/ Hope this helps.

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    Studebaker used the GM power steering pump on the same Bendix power steering units for the 65's & 66's so I don't think the pump being a GM pump would make any difference. It may be the pulley is too small?
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    what do I have to chage to get rid of the ps

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutitup View Post
    what do I have to chage to get rid of the ps
    Offer to trade with any one of several here who would like to add PS to their Stude. The parts interchange directly.
    the lark steering is very quick now its sort of scary
    FWIW, the Studes don't have enough caster for stability with PS. First, have your's aligned. Have the tech crank in all the positive caster the adjustment allows, then adjust for camber. Usually makes a noticeable improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutitup View Post
    what do I have to chage to get rid of the ps
    Anything worth doing deserves your best shot. Do it right the first time. When you're done you will know it. { I'm just the guy who thinks he knows everything, my buddy is the guy who knows everything.} cheers jimmijim*****SDC***** member

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