Chevrolet Performance lists this Corvette accessory drive in its instruction sheet. It comes with all the parts and fasteners to bolt it on but without a power steering pump. While this might seem like a glass-halfempty proposition, it’s also the perfect opportunity to convert to EPAS. It’s beyond the scope of this story to dive too deeply into EPAS, but Unisteer, for example, offers an EPAS package that can be adapted to an existing steering column (this will require fabrication work), or Unisteer also offers a complete Tri-Five EPAS column that will bolt right in. This allows the more technologically savvy to integrate the latest in automotive technology into a hot rod. There are other companies like American Powertrain that can offer systems as potential EPAS upgrades for older cars. It’s a great opportunity to show off at the local car show by just turning the ignition key to on and easily turning the steering wheel with the engine not running. That should impress your friends.
♦ This is our LT1 crate engine as it was delivered. Note that it comes only with a water pump and balancer but no accessory drive. Note the inboard serpentine grooves— this indicates this is a Corvette balancer. If the grooves were toward the front of...
♦ The factory accessory drive for the Corvette LT1 is compact and available directly from Chevrolet Performance. Unfortunately,