Is there any way to improve the steering effort for a 50 Buick. Boy mine takes a lot of muscle. It does have radials. I have increased tire pressure to 30 lbs.. The car is lubed.
Thanks for the input. I know I am not the only one who has talked about this, I have a close friend who is eighty two years of age and has wanted to do this conversion for at least thirty of the last years. At his age now, it has become a real issue to steer his 1941 Roadmaster... which he has been driving since 1958! Now I find myself wanting power steering on my own early Roadmaster. (I'm considerably younger than he is, but still old enough to see the plus side of power steering as I age.) Thanks again.I did one20 years ago, and everything I needed was available. The only interesting thing was there was 5 springs in the the valve body? and two were broken. I took a couple to a spring shop and they wound me a new set very reasonable. The steering works great today. It was a 1952 setup.
See what the MAX pressure is stated on the side of the tire & stay a few pounds under.
I have 12 volt mini starters for the straight eights IF needed.
MANY shops make hydraulic hoses in ANY configuration needed so NOT a big deal.