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Old 08-11-2018, 10:22 PM   #1
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50 crown power steering gear box locate

I just discovered I have a power steering pump thats not being used ( came with new engine swap ) however the bus has El" Manuel steering. Anyone know what year gearbox might swap out to give me power steering ?
any info would be great.
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Old 08-19-2018, 11:36 AM   #2
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someone has to have one sitting in there back yard?
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Old 08-25-2018, 07:43 PM   #3
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Most older Crowns had power assist added and didn't have a power steering box until well into the '70's.

It would probably easier and less expensive to find a power assist system than to find a power steering box that would fit.

I have driven both and didn't really notice enough difference in road feel and ease of turning to not consider power assist.
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Old 08-27-2018, 11:03 AM   #4
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awww ok that is great info.. Thank you and now the search widens lol
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anyone have pictures of a power asst setup? my mechanic whats to fab up our own. were offload guys and there are a few high end ram type setups he thinks could work. however I would like some advice and pictures if possible from some seasoned skoolie's before I let him lose.
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Old 09-08-2018, 12:13 AM   #6
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power steering

Something I saw or read, recently, leads me to believe that for the most part any crown that had power steering, used a hydraulic ram type assist. I think I was looking through front axle assemblies in truck salvage yards and ran across a front axle assembly with steering gear and it had the ram, hoses, and pump all sitting together on a pallet. Can not recall where I saw that.

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Something I saw or read, recently, leads me to believe that for the most part any crown that had power steering, used a hydraulic ram type assist. I think I was looking through front axle assemblies in truck salvage yards and ran across a front axle assembly with steering gear and it had the ram, hoses, and pump all sitting together on a pallet. Can not recall where I saw that.

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A common option for years was hydraulic assist for the steering. It used hydraulic pressure from a pump that would push or pull an assist rod to make the tie rod go back and forth.

Starting in about 1970 or so (my '69 had power assist and my '79 had an ingegrated power steering box.

Either system would work well for you.
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Old 09-10-2018, 09:06 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info
I found a shop in norther ca that says they specialize in old gearbox/ conversion to power set up. says he will find a set up and call me tomorrow in the am. will see what he comes up with.
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