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Electric power steering for classics and hot rods

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Several years ago, American Powertrain developed an electric power steering system for sports cars, including Ferraris, Jaguars and Porsches. Now the company based in Cookeville, Tennessee, has further developed the technology and launched the bolt-on EZ Electric Power Steering system for classics, customs and hot rods.

“American Powertrain’s EZ electric power steering replaces the top section of your existing steering column with a computer controlled, electric motor assisted column,” the company said in its news release. 

“Completely hidden under the dash, the car’s steering still looks stock, but with the turn of the ignition key the integrated computer senses both torque and speed to adjust the steering effort at low speed or highway. The result is the feel and accuracy of a car with power steering.

“Ideal for comfortable cruising and parking, as well as serious road racing and auto-crossing, the system cannot cavitate, slip or stutter no matter how fast there is movement to the steering wheel,” the company said. 

“With installation, the vehicle retains the original steering wheel, steering box, collar and turn signal indicator for a purely stock look.  A small dial installed under the dash adjusts the power steering level of assist.”

The system does not use a power-steering pump, hose, belt or fluid, and American Powertrain says the system comes complete with everything needed for installation including detailed model-specific instructions.

Systems are available for 1955-68 Chevrolet Corvettes, 1965-70 Ford Mustangs and Mercury Cougars, and for street rods. Systems for other Camaros, Tri-5 Chevrolets, Chevelles and “other popular models” are being added to the product lineup.

“All EZ Electric Power Steering systems are covered by American Powertrain’s two-year warranty,” the company added.

For more information, visit the American Powertrain website.

17 COMMENTS

  1. My 1934 1 1/2 ton flat bed is stock. Do you have a bolt on electric power steering that is responsible priced? I would like to leave all the original steering equipment

  2. I have a mildly restomodded 1940 Chevy Special Deluxe coupe. It has a tilt wheel but lacks power steering and is a bear to drive at low speeds. What would it take to make it into a power-steering car? Price is a concern, because kits I’ve seen are way out of my range.

  3. I have a 1962 Ford Falcon 2 door basic model. It has the original steering colum & front end. Ive made a rat rod out of this car. Can you tell me if you might have something that will match up with my car & what price?

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