|Originally posted by tshark:|
Raydar, does your 4.9 Fiero have power steering?
No. It does not. It's also not as difficult to keep pointed in a straight line as my '85 GT was.
I'm guessing that this was due to the difference in scrub radius, and all the other well-documented differences. Although I have
driven other, earlier cars, that were not nearly as much of a PITA to handle. May have been something particular to my '85. (Keep in mind, this was long before there were so many online resources, such as this forum.)
With that said... I have a power Trans Am rack that I am going to (at some point) adapt to my white 88 coupe. Once I have it sorted, there, I will also install PS on the 4.9 car, which is also an 88. Just for the quicker ratio.
I've seen a few Fieros with power steering, including some with the factory power steering. I am correct in my factory statement, because it was designed for a Fiero by GM. How it got out of GM, I don't know, but it was not on the Fieros on which I saw it.
No doubt. A few of them did
escape into the wild, and also escaped GM's recall. (Still don't understand how they removed PS from cars that were already released.)
A guy in Florida managed to acquire at least two of those cars. Still has them AFAIK.
Edit - There was a rumor that the EV1 PS unit was adapted from Fiero pieces. Not saying it's not, but I would be surprised if it were.
I would be even more
surprised if any of the EV1 units got loose, and were used on Fieros. GM probably kept those locked down, under armed guard.
[This message has been edited by Raydar (edited 04-22-2018).]