power steering

Discussion in 'Mech Tech' started by S1mon, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. Yes, I don't know what exactly it is, but there's some device which fits inline with my speedo cable that provides the speed signal for the scooby ECU. The speed signal screws into the back of the speedo pod, and the speedo cable screws into the back of that.
     
  2. I think they changed it after mine was done because of issues with the speedo.
     
  3. kev

    kev

    This is what i have on my van dont think it does amything thou as my speedos never connected
     
  4. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    No idea how yours is done but on ours it provides the speed signal to the ECU.
     
  5. kev

    kev

    This is how mine is surposed to work but it rearly doesnt make a difference
     
  6. Interesting. One wonders whether it has any distinguishing marks on it? :)
     
  7. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    I'll have a look for you when I get it back....
     
  8. kev

    kev

    It says hunter on it View attachment 10533
     
  9. kev

    kev

    It says hunter on it
     
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  10. kev

    kev

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  11. kev

    kev

    sensor.jpg
     
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  12. Moons

    Moons Moderator

    Fellowes have cables made for them by a local company, speedy cables do something similar. Its longer than standard by around 6 inches.

    The speed sensor is similar to a hall sensor as I understand it.

    Unsure how essential it is, mine was disconnected for a while with no obvious side effects.
     
  13. Think a speed sensor is pretty critical for power steering output.....but guess it all depends what set-up you have....
     
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  14. Agreed, my long term aim is to bodge in an electric power steering rack to do away with all the weak points in the standard system and speed control is a must. I remember when I were a lad we were friends with a loaded Canadian lad. We used to borrow his mothers Ganada Ghia and tootle down to London for fun and frolicks, it had really twitchy steering - full on power at 100mph is fookin dangerous. The dad wouldn't let us have his XJS
     
  15. Very critical if full benefit is to be gained :) Finger tip light steering on a bay right through the speed range could be interesting.
     
  16. how much sideways buffetting do you reckon is down to steering slop?
     
  17. I suspect that these vans had a tendency to drift sideways when buffetted even when brand new so any wear in the linkeage would exacerbate it.
    One curious thing I first observed with the PAS was although my stock steering was pretty good with barely discernable play this little bit seemed to dissapear or be taken up (corrected?) once under way. Somewhat illogical I know!
     
  18. Moons

    Moons Moderator

    I wasn't talking about its necessity for power steering, just it's use for my particular engine.
     
  19. I figured that....:D
    I'd say that was more logical as the weight distribution and rolling resistance will change when driving
     
  20. kev

    kev

    Did you do conversion yourself or is it fellows conversion
     

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