24v Ascona A Wagon Project
This article will document the installation of Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) into my 1972 Opel Ascona wagon.
The EPAS:I purchased an EPAS from a 2007 Saturn Vue for a local yard for $50.
This unit requires an input from a sensor on the wheel to determine the amount of assist needed. There are several aftermarket controllers available to workaround the speed sensor. I ordered one on eBay from bruno_steering .
epowersteering sells complete kits and components for this conversion. Their accessories page include couplers and other components.
Connecting the EPS unit to the Opel steering columnHere is the Saturn EPS next to the Opel steering column. The splines on the EPS are 3/4-36 on the steering wheel side and 16.5mm-36 on the rack side.
Wheel side connection: I will be going back to the yard and pick up the upper column to use those components for connecting the wheel side. That will give me more flexibility for this mod.
Rack side connection: An epowersteering coupler…