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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:22 pm    Post subject: Power steering on NAA Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A fella dropped off a NAA for me to do some odds and ends work on but one the things he wants me to do is put power steering on it. How can this be done? I know very little about Fords. Thanks.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Power steering on NAA Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Google Jackson power Steering. Work beautiful, Done three of them . But it is and expensive deal
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Power steering on NAA Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Some pics of the one I did. The valve unit in the first picture
required cutting the steering wheel shaft to install. The second
picture is mocking it up and building the brackets to hold it.

It came with a belt driven pump to feed it, now it's hooked into
my loader pump via an adjustable proportioning valve.

It only runs one cylinder to push/pull the steering drag link on one side.
Originally I made my own brackets, but later I replaced the drag
link and radius rods with ones off a later tractor, 641 I think, to
have places to mount the cylinder.
I believe this is a Char-Lynn unit, but I'm not positive.






 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:15 am    Post subject: Re: Power steering on NAA Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have heard of electric power steering out of a car being used on a tractor. How does that work? This NAA is a tractor ride tractor owned by an older gentleman.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Power steering on NAA Reply to specific post Reply with quote

"I have heard of electric power steering out of a car being used on a tractor."

Yes, it's been many times. I haven't done it myself, but if you search
the archives I remember is being posted many time for the N series.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:50 am    Post subject: Re: Power steering on NAA Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think the best way to add PS to an NAA
is to find one off of a 600/800 or 4
cylinder 2000/4000. All will be a direct
swap onto his tractor. It does require a
bunch of parts so you probably want to
buy a complete package and not try to
buy everything piecemeal. Going rate for
a complete system is in the $1K range
plus install.
Yes, there have been posts about
installing an electric PS unit off of a
car onto an 8N. I personally am not
impressed by them. To begin with you
have to chop up your dash and hood so
badly to graft the unit onto the
tractor.
Worse though is they apply the power in
the wrong location. Except for some
later steering systems All the Ford PS
systems apply the power assist IN FRONT
OF the steering box. The electric add on
applies it BEHIND the steering box.
The result is like having a 400 lb man
ham handing the steering wheel and will
cause early failure in all of the
steering box componants.
A hydrostatic system like Royse added to
his tractor is a good, viable option too
but there isn't a "kit" for it so you'd
pretty much need to design/build the
system and source your own parts - all
of which might cost the old gentleman
more than a used OEM system would.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:43 am    Post subject: Re: Power steering on NAA Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What about those aftermarket systems like for the hundred series, won't those work on the NAA as well? They use a single cylinder down the left side and include linkage that goes under the nose of the tractor to connect the left and right spindles together and does away with the right side linkage. Our hosts here on YT list one for the NAA specifically, but they say it is currently out of stock:

https://www.yesterdaystractors.com/Ford-NAA_Power-Steering-Conversion-Kit_S60305.html


 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Power steering on NAA Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks Sean. Will keep track of the YT power steering conversion.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:28 am    Post subject: Re: Power steering on NAA Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I found another site that sells them as well. The YT site won't let me post the link because they consider them a competitor, but if you remove all of the spaces in the line below and paste it into your browser it should work. The first one on that page says it is for all of the 4 cylinder models made from 1953-1964 including the NAA:

http://www.s s b tractor. com/Ford-New-Holland-tractor-parts/power-steering-conversion-kit.html[/url]

As WayneIA said, Roland Jackson makes a kit too. He doesn't list a price on his web site, but here's a link:

http://jacksonpowersteering.com/category/products/complete-steering-kits/
 
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