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If you need to steer in a hurry, a power steer car with no operating pump with be hard to steer. That could be bad..
I doubt the PS pump will use much power when going in a straight line to affect your ETs anyway.
As far as hurting the pump or box (if that's what you're worried about), don't worry, you won't.
 

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Going straight ahead, the power steering pump absorbs about 1/4 horsepower. I know that "every little bit helps" but if you are serious about eliminating the parasitic loses from you power steering pump, you should probably install a manual gear. Otherwise, I doubt that your ET slips will ever show the difference.

The above having been said; with an additional 40+ years of experience, when I raced my new 396 1965 Impala I used to crawl under the front and remove the power steering pump belt.
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