Originally Posted by chevyrestore
Hey I just finished my power steering conversion and ran into a few problems your going to run into, figured id let you know so it doesnt happen to you. Your going to need to get a pressure valve shim kit from danchuk or borgeson steering. Its basically a pack of shims you put behind the pressure valve on the power steering pump since the GM pump has WAY more pressure than the ford style rack and pinion...
I used 4 shims and that worked best for me. Kit is about 18 bux and no matter what your going to need it. Dont run the motor without putting the shims on first, I did and the pressure blew the seal on the rack and pinion and I had to fork out more money for another rack. That and the lines leak like crazy at the rack so make sure to put teflon tape on the threads on the adapters for the rack.
Also, when welding up the steering shaft, make sure the shaft isint too far into the joint or it will bind on you and make sure to "time" the joints by welding them in the correct position (directions show how)
hows your IFS going so far?
Hey! Sorry I'm just getting around to reply right now I've been busy doing other things which pulled me away from the build. I'm ready to get back at it and get this truck rolling!!
Thanks for the good info on your install, I hope it will save me some headaches in the future. Got any photos up of the install?? I'll try and throw somenupnof where I'm at so far....
Talk to you soon!