Power Steering ~ Volvo P1800 ~ Volvo 122S

Power steering now fitted to Volvo P1800 & 122S

Enjoy a new lightness in your classic driving!


A Volvo Classic drive - now with lightness and ease

Enjoy driving your Classic Volvo but find the steering to heavy?

You can cure this without changing the steering characteristics of the car - easy!

We can now offer you a solution: An Electric Power Steering system that is completely hidden underneath the dashboard.

The existing steering rack or box remains unchanged and thus retains the standard steering ratio and setup. The amount of assistance is fully adjustable and is speed/load sensitive. When we install the system we use CNC laser cut bespoke brackets designed to fit the original mounting points of your car. As no holes are drilled, no cutting or welding to the chassis or body the car can always be converted back to its original system. Under the bonnet there are no changes, everything remains as original.

The advantages of an electrical system opposed to a hydraulic system are numerous:

  • The electric motor only uses power when steering assistance is necessary whereas an hydraulic pump is continuously operating when the engine is running. A hydraulic setup generally uses around 4 horsepower and therefore consumes extra fuel even when driving straight ahead.
  • Because the electric power steering system is truly speed sensitive it will steer light at low speeds and not become lighter at high speed. The amount of assistance can be selected by turning a potentionmeter, the driver can select the desired feel (i.e. more assistance with wider tyres and/or smaller steering wheel. With a hydraulic system there is usually little feel and no possibility to adjust this at all.
  • In the unlikely event that the electric power steering system has a defect the car would steer exactly like it did prior to power steering conversion. If a car fitted with a hydraulic system would have a fault the car would steer extremely heavy.
  • The electric power steering works without making a sound. It cannot leak and is completely maintenance free.

Gerry Lister can help organise an enhanced driving experience for you. Contact Us today.

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