Power Steering setup?

airbrushguyairbrushguy Member
in HUDSON Posts: 261
Does anyone have or know where I can get a power steering pump etc that I can adapt to my '49 Super?
Thanks

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  • 50C8DAN50C8DAN Senior Contributor
    edited January 1 Posts: 1,653
    The original '54 PS units are getting fewer and fewer.  The alternative is modern electric PS: http://www.jegs.com/i/EPAS-Performance/563/4001/10002/-1.  

    For the DIY folks: 








  • KdancyKdancy Senior Contributor
    Posts: 2,191
    Really a better way to go. No pump, pulleys, belts or hoses to deal with and it's adjustable.
    53 Super Wasp Coupe ready for restoration
    53 Studebaker Coupe Custom
    64 Champ pickup
    Wellborn, Fl
  • airbrushguyairbrushguy Member
    Posts: 261
    Yeah but then you'd get rid of column shift, correct?

  • Oldfarmer1947gmailcomOldfarmer1947gmailcom Expert Adviser
    Posts: 1,486
    Thanks for the videos for electric power steering.

  • airbrushguyairbrushguy Member
    Posts: 261
    Not sure that changing to a floor shifter is worth the trade-off.
  • 50C8DAN50C8DAN Senior Contributor
    edited January 1 Posts: 1,653
    No you can still do it.  There was an article I can't find at the moment about installing this on a '49 I believe that was 3spd w/ OD and it worked well.  I will see if I can find it.  You just need to make a bridge over the electric unit.
  • Oldfarmer1947gmailcomOldfarmer1947gmailcom Expert Adviser
    Posts: 1,486
    Don Brown had his 49 equipped with electric steering.  The car has been sold to a dealer in Houston.  Kerry Dancy has done this too on a customer car.  Mike Madden in Tenn. has also installed electric steering on Hudsons.
  • KdancyKdancy Senior Contributor
    Posts: 2,191
    I had pictures in photobucket before they changed to a "pay for" posting site. I made a bridge as Dan  mentioned.
    53 Super Wasp Coupe ready for restoration
    53 Studebaker Coupe Custom
    64 Champ pickup
    Wellborn, Fl
  • KdancyKdancy Senior Contributor
    Posts: 2,191
    53 Super Wasp Coupe ready for restoration
    53 Studebaker Coupe Custom
    64 Champ pickup
    Wellborn, Fl
  • allanallan Member
    Posts: 161
    Boy, wouldn't it be great if we could get a seminar on this at the national from somebody who has actually done this successfully!
  • 50C8DAN50C8DAN Senior Contributor
    Posts: 1,653
    Even better to have an article in the WTN for everyone!
  • airbrushguyairbrushguy Member
    Posts: 261
    Very impressive. Would love to hear his commentary with the pics.
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