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 dont have power steering, the power and handling now relate to the effort youll be applying to the steering wheel. This doesnt 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 wasnt quite ready to fire up and drive away. If this were the only thing we were doing to this Corvette, all wed need to do is install the power-steering fluid and bleed the system. The control valve is already adjusted, and you shouldnt have to make any adjustments. If you do have a control valve that needs adjustment or you just want to know how its done, check out the sidebar below, How to Adjust the Control Valve.