• Nov 3, 2006
Updated with correct product description and price


How cool is this? With all of the bitchin resto mods out on the show floor this week, we think this is a product that has a big future. Modern powerplants, suspensions, brakes, and electronics have made it possible to give an old car, a new car feel. The classic old-school looks are great, but having all of the modern running gear makes it almost a daily driver. One area that was partially overlooked in those transformations was the steering. Or power steering to be more precise. Adding the new hardware, hoses and fluids to give your rod a boost, was a pain in the butt, until now.

The guys at Flaming River are addressing that need now, so we are one step closer to perfection. And they are doing it with a system that promises extra horsepower (well, it will free some up), no pumps, no hoses, and no leaks. The system is all electric. The way it works is that the electronic power steering box is mounted to the bottom of an OEM or one of Flaming River's steering columns, providing the assist. The kit includes the electronic drive unit, SGU (signal generator unit), potentiometer (allowing the driver to adjust the steering resistance), couplers for shaft connections, and the wiring harness. Available in 4 different ratios, with 4 or 3 bolt adaptability for different applications. All for just $3590, or $3990 attached to one of their steering columns. A couple more pics after the jump.

[Source: Flaming River]



Electric power steering unit

Unit mounted to column


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  • 10 Comments
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ouch that price tag is scary. Ive been looking at the EPS kits from http://electricpowersteering.net
      • 8 Years Ago
      Add-on electric power steering? NFW, even if it did only cost a couple hundred dollars.

      There are far more reasons this is a bad idea than a good one.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Guys, do your research. The $500 product is a new traditional power steering box - note the plastic plugs where the lines screw in.

      The column-mounted electric power steering kit is $3990.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      It would be great to allow retrofit to ANY car. My little Aerio track car would do nicely with this setup. Less weight and more control if the processor can be reprogrammed.
      • 8 Years Ago
      For those who aren't aware, Flaming River also offers Rack and Pinion conversion kits for many of the more popular '60s and '70s pony cars. I know those conversions are supposed to be several thousands of dollars, but this power steering pump may really only be about $500.

      I hope this can be used on otherwise stock vintage cars. I would love to have another '40s or '50s Mopar, just don't want the truck-like steering effort.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm not a huge fan of "modernizing" classic cars, but that's awesome, specifically the adjustable resistance.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The day I spend almost $4000.00 for power steering is the day I start having those one-a-day sessions with a shrink.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Is the $489 a typo? I checked Flaming River's site and all of their Electric Power Steering Products are all about $3500. If the $489 is correct where can I get one?
      • 8 Years Ago
      This will definitely help my dad's 68 Camaro SS396. It has no power steering, no power brakes, and a 4-speed (yeah it is a real manly car!) - the steering really wears on you after a while, with fat tires it is not fun to parallel park. I'm turning him on to this one!
      Munch69ProTour
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ahh more useful bling for my 69 camaro!