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South West, Avon Area news

31 January 2021

Avon news latest

Hi folks,

The strange festive season is over and we are into, what we are hoping, will be the year things eventually get back to normal.

I hope that you and your loved ones have kept well, I am sure that, like me, you probably feel desperate for some social interaction, a drive, a drink and a chat!

One of our members, Dave Stroud, known to many of you, has just completed an Electric Power Steering conversion on his Triumph Vitesse, with help and advice from another member, Steve, who did this same conversion a number of years ago.

Dave plans to submit an article for the magazine in due course but has given me his initial jottings to share here.
From Dave - For over a year now, due to Osteoarthritis in my hands, I have found that driving my Vitesse has become more difficult when I have to park or pull out from a kerb. Many of you may be familiar with how heavy Vitesse steering is at parking speeds.
So, to make life a little easier, I decide to fit electric power steering (EPS). As one of the members of our group, Steve Ford, had already done this conversion about 6 years ago, there was plenty of advice available. The unit Steve chose was from a “Corsa C” which fits well under the dashboard, so I chose the same unit.

After stripping out the original steering column I fixed the EPS unit in line with the original position. I then had to reconfiguring the steering column so that it married up with the EPS unit which has a universal coupling on the output shaft. This coupling would take any account of any misalignment with the modified steering column shaft.

Once all of this was completed, I fitted a bespoke control unit, readily available from the Internet, that controls the feed to the EPS as well as allowing you to vary the amount of assistance. This control unit came with very clear fitting instructions, which was good as I am wary of complex electrics! All went well with the wiring and when I switched on the ignition I found that I had full control of the steering. Now, after reassembly of the interior around the column I just need to road test and set the variable resistor for my optimum steering assistance. I am interested to know if other members have done a similar modification and on what Triumph models, especially if you have converted a 2000/2500 saloon.



We look forward to the full article sometime soon with pictures



Stay Safe



Dave
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