'65 GTO Power Steering - Improving Road Feel
My '65 was optioned with "Wonder Touch" power steering. The steering is so vague it makes me "wonder" where the road feel is.
Today, I went to a shop that specializes in steering. I was thinking I needed a faster ratio steering gear box. Mine is 4 turns lock to lock, I figured 3 turns L to L would be a big improvement in road feel.
Well... the shop owner said that replacing the steering box would have no effect on improving road feel. He said I needed to reduce the gallons/minute being pumped through the steering gear box by changing the high pressure orifice on the power steering pump. For example, reduce pumping from 4 gallons per minute to 3 gallons a minute.
He said it was a cheap, easy fix if... I could find a smaller orifice to fit my PS pump. Does anyone have any experience or advice on this? Thanks!