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    Angry HELP WANTED ford capri mk3 electric steering conversion

    Help wanted on doing a electric steering conversion
    have a mk3 capri with 5.0 litre 302 fitted with non power steering
    steering very heavy at slow speeds
    650 from easysteer seems a lot for a kit does anyone know whats needed to do myself or a cheaper option

    please any help not using car as its such a nightmare to move and turn

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    Re: HELP WANTED ford capri mk3 electric steering conversion

    If you want a 'all in one' conversion then the Easysteer kit makes sense - if it was an original car - which isn't yours! With a sockin' great big V8 in the bay its possible that the steering shaft will need some modification to avoid the exhausts! A cheaper way is buy the bits s/hand (Corsa B is the std) and follow DIY info on the internet - bit more work if you are that way inclined but will be bespoke to your car?

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    Re: HELP WANTED ford capri mk3 electric steering conversion

    thanks for the reply
    steering all sorted from exhaust plenty clearance i have a look for the parts if not have to go with easysteer

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    Re: HELP WANTED ford capri mk3 electric steering conversion

    another possibility could be a PAS capri rack and and an electric power steering pump of a citroen saxo, a class merc or similar

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    Re: HELP WANTED ford capri mk3 electric steering conversion

    I used an MGF EPAS on my MkII/III Capri. It's similar to a Corsa column but not really the same.

    There are a few photos here;
    http://whynotracing.nu/gallery_3/ind...15-2016?page=3

    Basically I modified the pedal box to fit the column, modified the standard Capri stalks and ignition lock to work with the MGF column, and then built a new lower section of the steering shaft to mate it to the rack.

    I have the MGF EPAS ECU controlled by a potentiometer that I found a guy on Facebook selling for the MGF.

    Gustaf

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