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53 Chevy Truck steering question

I am working on a 53 Chevy 1/2 ton, I have a 2003 Crown Vic suspension/power assisted rack and pinion steering. I have a 96 Vortec V-8, will the GM power steering pump work correctly with the Ford rack? I realize custom hoses are required, that's not my question, I am wondering about differences in pump pressure/flow versus requirements from the rack. I used to work in a Hot Rod shop (prior to 2003) I remember that the Mustang II power rack required a GM pump to be modified to work correctly. I don't know if it was a Ford/GM difference or a rack and pinion versus gearbox discrepancy, but I'd like for this to work correctly. Thanks for any help.

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Just went through the same thing with my 52. The GM pump has too much pressure for the Ford rack. You have to meter down the pressure. I have the mustang 2 rack. Just assuming its the same with all Ford racks.
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Doesn't somebody make brackets to mount the Ford pump on the Chevy motor? By now, I'd certainly think so. If not, make your own brackets.
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