1974 Chevrolet Corvette Something New Every Day
As usual we are always looking for things that need to be done for the 1974 Corvette to be safe to drive. During our restoration of this car we discovered that it has an old Ford power assist steering unit on it.
For a car like this one it just won’t do the job right. The old power assist steering was nothing great, it was jerky, and just not the best idea in general.
But it most defiantly doesn’t belong on a performance car, and if a Corvette is not a performance car I don’t know what is. It seems that we just keep finding these little things that they did, I’m guessing they just didn’t care.
Or they possibly just wanted it out of their shop right now, and they were going to get it out any way they could.
Now we have to replace it with the unit that belongs on the car; which is a power steering gear box as soon as Ben can afford it. It just won’t be pretty to drive until then.
Power assist steering is just a quick fix to a problem that they had durng the fixing of this car. Some people do it right, and other are more concerned about speed. The truth of the matter is you can have one or the other but not both.