Customers and Cars
1955 Chevy Pickup Resto-mod
Dean, a local customer, needed his leaking gearbox fixed quick - before the Hot Rod 100 Reliability Run. He figured he'd give the fast ratio upgrade a try too (the truck has a camaro front clip.)
We took care of his gearbox quickly. Then, the owner of PowerSteering.com met Dean at the event's check-in, Dean said "he loved the way it steered now and had already told 6 or 7 people about it."
From the event's website: "The Hot Rod Hundred is designed to bring back something that has been missing for the last few decades…..driving." There appeared to be a couple hundred cars at check-in. More photos of some cars at the event here. (Mar 2018)
1965 Galaxie 500 LX
1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1
William, Victoria B.C. - Saginaw Gearbox Fast Ratio Upgrade (Mar 2018)
1964 Mercury Monterey
The local shop owner that installed the power steering control valve we rebuilt for this 1964 Mercury brought it by for us take a look (his photo was better than ours, so we posted his.) Thanks to Kirby Family Auto Care in Nixa, MO (Mar 2018)
1972 all original Ford F100
PowerSteering.com left the exterior of Steve's pump and gearbox in "as-received condition." Steve wanted what was left of the original finish to remain undisturbed.
1968 Firebird in France
Jean from Le Puy Ste Reparade, France sent us his gearbox for a fast ratio upgrade. He's preparing the car for racing. The car is a tribute to Craig Fischer's '68 Trans-Am race car Firebird. (At this link, you can learn more about Craig and about half way down the page, you'll see a photo of Craig's '68 Firebird.) (Jan 2018)
Over the years, we've rebuilt multiple extreme detail gearboxes for TransAmDepot.com restorations, most recently in Jan 2018 (update: 2 more gearboxes in April 2018.)
A Pair of Z28s
PowerSteering.com rebuilt the gearbox for Troy's 1981 Z28 in Dec. 2017. (Kentucky)
We rebuilt the gearbox for Chris's 1971 Z28 in Oct 2017. (Wisconsin)
1969 Chevy K20 - Faster Ratio (and steering not returning to center)
A Pennsylvania pair of F100s with PowerSteering.com gearbox rebuilds, completed in August/September 2017.
PowerSteering.com rebuilt the Dual Piston Saginaw gearbox for this 1989 AirStream in Jan 2017. The owner, from North Blenheim, New York called in July to say he had just gotten it on the road and was very happy with the rebuild. He said we would be recommending us on the AirStream forums he frequents. He sent photos to post.
Slow ratio conversion
Local customer Harvey arrived with gearbox in hand. Though he owned this resto-mod Coupe for a few years, he hated the way it steered, "it was twitchy". He asked us to do the opposite of what we usually do, "slow down the ratio."
While its usually a fast ratio conversion that makes an older car more enjoyable, in this case (with this particular resto-mod), the slower ratio did the trick.
Harvey - Nixa, MO - 1937 Chevy Coupe with 327 and Saginaw 800 power steering (June 2017)
1969 Camaro SS
One Million Mile 1966 Mustang
PowerSteering.com rebuilt the Ford blue power steering pump for this car in May 2017. Here's an article and video about Victor and his million mile Mustang.
1978 International Scout
1964 Power Wagon
PowerSteering.com rebuilt the gearbox and pump for this 1956 Buick Roadmaster for Esko, our customer in Finland (June 2017.)
In October 2016 we rebuilt the pump and a fast ratio gearbox for a NW Arkansas pilot's Cadillac restoration. As Jeff put it, no more "sawing back-and-forth" driving down the road.