Can I run a power steering gearbox with no fluid?
I currently have manual steering on my 79TA. 7 turns lock to lock. Wheel is easy to turn but it suks to saw on the wheel so much. I'm thinking about converting my steering column to electric power steering and going back to a 2.5 turn lock to lock power steering gearbox. It does not look to difficult to modify my column to use the electric power assist motor. My question is about the power steering box. I have a reman box that has never had fluid in it. Does the power steering fluid provide lubricant to the internals of the greabox? I can loop the pressure hose to the return to prevent dirt from getting into the unit. do I need to have fluid in it also?
79 Trans Am
476 IAII, 88mm Garrett turbo. 4000 lb race weight.
Best pass so far 9.65 @ 140. 1.41 60 ft.
4 lbs boost on t-brake. 14 lbs going down the track.