66 Fastback Power Assist Steering, Any good when fresh?
I'm working on my 66 fastback project which has the original power assist steering pump, control valve, and ram setup.
This system is tired and starting to develop some leaks that need attention.
My options are:
1. Rebuild the system
2. Move to manual steering
3. Install a "real" power steering box (Borgeson or others)
With the goal of keeping this car period correct, options 1 or 2 are most desirable.
My question to the forum members:
Does anyone have good experience with the stock power assist setup when it is fresh and setup properly especially in a period performance oriented car?
Looking for experience from someone with this setup in a in well sorted car (tight ball joints, idler arm, alignment with 3+ degrees of castor, good steering box)
How much slop does the control valve add?
I'm also looking at reducing the pump pressure with a Heidts PS-101 adjustable power steering valve to tune the feel.
Thanks for the help!