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Air assist steering
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:56 am


Good morning all!
I have the opportunity to buy an air assist steering system that is in (and still mounted) a model 05. My question is will it work on my model 01 and is this something that I can do my self? Thanks in advance for your help.
Mike & Kathy Mingus
PARADISE
'67 Model 01 SE, 4 speed man.
8V71, Vin # 7080
Bishopville, SC
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Re: Air assist steering
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:21 am


Mike, I was hoping someone would give you some input.

I really do not know much about air assist, but I have read both good and "bad" things about the system. I suspect there is an adjustment procedure that would optimize the system.

I know others have made the "full pull" to a hydraulic system and have been very pleased.

Unfortunately, even with all the great technical data on this site, we have very little steering related data.

Jim
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Jim,
Thanks for the reply. I have talked to several people about the unit and have heard good and bad. I have looked on the "net" for info but haven't found anything. I do though have a contact that has the "air assist steering" on his 01 Eagle and says it works fine. He did say to use it only for turning as you will run out of air if used too much. Thanks again for the reply.
Mike & Kathy Mingus
PARADISE
'67 Model 01 SE, 4 speed man.
8V71, Vin # 7080
Bishopville, SC
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Re: Air assist steering
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:13 pm


Finishing up adding hydrolic power steering to my 05 will try to post some details when done. Bob
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