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In a racer (he's running slicks), having to turn the wheel more turns to get the same effect on the front wheels is just about the last thing you want.

Hmm, come to think of it, having extra "stuff" sucking power off of the motor may very well be the last thing you want...

Is this an autocross car or a "big track" car? At the big tracks, the higher speeds should result in your having to turn the steering wheel less and should make it somewhat easier on you. Autocrossers need to turn the wheel more, and after a certain point power isn't that important.

I suggest you start by taking out soome caster in the alignment, which is a whole lot easier than figuring out how to add power steering. Moost race shops will set up thhe car with about 6 degrees of caster; try something around 4 and see how it feels. Taking caster angle out will result in a car whose tendency to center the steering wheel is smaller--though it can also result in more understeer on turn-in.

I don't know of anyone who has done the 914 power steering thing. The cars are typically light enough and run on narrow enough wheels that the steering effort is not excessive. Good luck, and if you get it together nicely, please take pictures and let us know how it went!!

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