I always liked the PS in the Milano but if you search around you on the bb you will find various methods for making it a manual rack. In our Lemons Milano race car our PS wasn't working so we just removed the belt, reservoir, and pump (I can't remember if it even had any fluid in it when we did that, likely not). Then we just sealed off the openings where the hoses went in and ran it like that.
I know some have put grease in there which makes sense but I also can't remember if we did that or not, I imagine we did. Ran the car like that for years and many hard driven miles and never had any issues with it. We did however, go in there and tighten down the hold down bolts every couple races as they tended to loosen a bit. We didn't notice the heavier steering as our car was stripped to the bare bones so quite a bit lighter than stock.
If I was considering doing this on a street car I'd probably go the Lucas route first to see if that helped and if not then consider the manual conversion as it is a doable job to get it out but not fun.
Currently Alfaless. Ex: 87 Verde, 86 GTV6, 67 Super, 86 Spider, 88 LeMons Verde
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