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    I've been reading some old Studebaker history in a Christmas book.

    I just came across several mentions of "Mechanical Power Steering"...as opposed to hydraulic.

    It seems to have beeen introduced on the 53 models.

    I'm guessing it didn't work out...certainly I'm not familiar with the system. Why was it dropped or not adopted by other cars?
    63 Avanti R1 2788
    1914 Stutz Bearcat
    (George Barris replica)

    Washington State

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    From what I know , it was too noisy.
    Last edited by Son O Lark; 12-27-2011, 07:52 AM.

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    • #3
      Here is a link with a description of the system: http://books.google.com/books?id=2C0...eering&f=false

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      • #4
        Thanks for that. I've always wondered how it worked, and I think I even asked here without this good an explanation. I wonder with modern metallurgy and oils if the noise could be reduced...of course now we have electronic power steering.



        Originally posted by fatboylust View Post
        Here is a link with a description of the system: http://books.google.com/books?id=2C0...eering&f=false
        Ron Dame
        '63 Champ

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        • #5
          Dave:
          I can't seem to print from the link you provided. I read it and found it really interesting, so I'd like to print the article and save it. Can you email an attachment to me at brngarage@socal.rr.com? Thanks VERY much.
          Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
          '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
          '56 Golden Hawk (3 speed/overdrive, Power steering - Running, but not yet driving)
          '62 GT Hawk (4 speed, A/C, Power steering - running and DRIVING!)

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          • #6
            Howard - for 10.96 you can have a copy of the magazine from this eBay seller.
            http://www.ebay.com/itm/Popular-Scie...item4cf04a8d41
            John Clements
            Christchurch, New Zealand

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            • #7
              Thanks John. I have seen that one and a couple of others on Ebay. That's proabably what I'll do.
              Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
              '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
              '56 Golden Hawk (3 speed/overdrive, Power steering - Running, but not yet driving)
              '62 GT Hawk (4 speed, A/C, Power steering - running and DRIVING!)

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