Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past.
Nowadays, most passenger cars use rack and pinion power steering systems, and some newer cars and trucks even use electric power steering. But that doesn't mean you won't come across vehicles with old school pitman arm power steering setups — especially in old trucks and classic cars.
The basic principles of hydraulically-assisted power steering have stayed the same for decades. Even today this Army-produced clip about how a series of pumps and valves help point the wheels is just as relevant and informative as it was for skinny-armed recruits back in the Fifties.