PAS conversion on an LHD car

PeterZRH

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#1
I'm looking at a PAS retrofit on a 1970s S1 V8. I've read all the threads on this topic and my questions are:

1. I have a power box for a LHD car and a Peugeot 106 pump. Apart from high pressure hoses, brackets and wiring is anything else needed? I'm thinking steering linkages etc?
2- Being LHD is there any need to mess about with the windscreen wiper mechanism?
3. What fluid should I use? ATF or the green mineral type?
 

harveyp6

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#2
PeterZRH said:
I'm looking at a PAS retrofit on a 1970s S1 V8. I've read all the threads on this topic and my questions are:

1. I have a power box for a LHD car and a Peugeot 106 pump. Apart from high pressure hoses, brackets and wiring is anything else needed? I'm thinking steering linkages etc?
I can't think of anything else you need. The track rod is different on PAS cars, but it isn't strictly necessary, the non-PAS one will do just fine.




PeterZRH said:
2- Being LHD is there any need to mess about with the windscreen wiper mechanism?
If your wiper motor is above your steering idler, then as you won't be changing the idler then it can stay where it is. If it's above the box, then as the PAS box is a lot bigger then you'll probably have to alter the position of the wiper motor.


PeterZRH said:
3. What fluid should I use? ATF or the green mineral type?
I would use ATF-G.
 
#3
The piping is much more direct on the LHD cars and you may need the LHD oil tank which is on the opposite side and the fittings are reversed as a result. Note that the factory pump also mounts facing the rear of the car ie. it has opposite rotation to the engine
 

PeterZRH

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#5
Hi Mike. I think I'll be going the Saxo/106 electic pump route with the integral reservoir so the plumbing will be fairly trivial.
 
#6
I like the way you're thinking Peter, I'm all for modenising where appropriate/possible and potential weight saving gains (although modest??) into the bargain, be nice to know difference in weights of P6 pump/resivoir/plumbing etc with what you are replacing it with, and would you need to consider upgrading the alternator with regard to extra load on the electrical system perhaps??
 

PeterZRH

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#7
Looks like I got the PAS parts using he normal pump. I'm not sure an electric conversion with this working together is viable without an alternator upgrade.
 
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