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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:50 pm 
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i have a 1500 fwd that has a rather large steering wheel. as the wheel on the dolomite range is smaller i was wondering if they had power steering?


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 Post subject: Re: power steering
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:18 pm 
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None of them did from the factory but I've read a couple of Vauxhall Corsa electric steering conversion posts here.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:56 am 
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i have a 1500 fwd that has a rather large steering wheel. as the wheel on the dolomite range is smaller i was wondering if they had power steering?
Dolomites (save for the early 1850s and some early Sprints) had a lower ratio steering rack
thereby meaning less effort is required, hence the smaller steering wheel.



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 Post subject: Re: power steering
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:27 pm 
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None of them did from the factory but I've read a couple of Vauxhall Corsa electric steering conversion posts here.
This Corsa PAS convo only works on cars with auto trans, as the motor occupies the space normally used by the clutch pedal assembly!

There now appears to be a EPAS kit in varying degrees of DIY, or a factory fit option, for ALL models of Dolomite. But it is MEGA expensive (£2k upwards) as it includes a mass of bespoke parts, all of which are safety critical. Think it may be made by a Dutch company, but assume they have at least one UK outlet. At least one club member has had it done, but I can't remember off the top of my head, who it is!

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