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C4 Vette Rack With Ford Pump?

Greetings!
Doing a 56 F100 with the Corvette Flatout kit, while the engine is on the stand it would be an ideal time to address this potential problem with someone that has "been there, done that".

The steering is a rebuilt F51 C4 Corvette rack, the pump (and engine) is from a 88 LTD.
My question, will the Ford pump produce enough (or too much) pressure/volume for the Vette rack?
Should I adapt a GM style pump or install a bypass flow control valve or will it be OK the way it is?

Thanks!

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Hi,
Ford PS pumps put out less pressure then a Saginaw power steering pump, if I were doing this, I'd use a Sag pump w/remote reservoir.
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Hi,
Ford PS pumps put out less pressure then a Saginaw power steering pump, if I were doing this, I'd use a Sag pump w/remote reservoir.
Rich
Thanks Rich, what would I find one of these pumps on?
Would they have a 7 groove flat belt pulley?
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Since you got it, hook it up and try it!

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Ford vans through the 80s used a GM Saginaw pump with a serpentine belt on both 302s and 351s.
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AGR makes a pump for that application
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68 - 72 Factory BB trucks.
Newer GM Vehicles like full size vans, the Astro & Safari use a small remote reservoir mounted on the firewall. Check the yards.
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