The main reason for owning a Corvette is the joy of driving it. Nothing else compares to the feeling of power and handling you get while driving a Corvette at speed. Problem is, when you slow down for areas where you have to make tight turns and maneuvers, if you don’t have power steering, the power and handling now relate to the effort you’ll be applying to the steering wheel. This doesn’t have to be the case, because Vette Brakes & Products has kits designed to make your Corvette just a little more enjoyable. Its power-steering conversion kits contain all the necessary parts to “turn” your Corvette into an easy-wheeling wonder. We went to the Corvette Clinic in Sanford, Florida, to follow along as they transformed a hard-steering shark into a power-assisted performer.

As you can see from the photos, our engine wasn’t quite ready to fire up and drive away. If this were the only thing we were doing to this Corvette, all we’d need to do is install the power-steering fluid and bleed the system. The control valve is already adjusted, and you shouldn’t have to make any adjustments. If you do have a control valve that needs adjustment or you just want to know how it’s done, check out the sidebar below, How to Adjust the Control Valve.

Corvette Clinic
VBP Inc.
7490 30th Ave. N.
St. Petersburg
FL  33710