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Old 03-15-2009, 12:02 PM
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Mustang II power rack/GM pump

Has there been any new developments lately to make the GM power steering pump more compatible with the Mustang power rack and pinion steering?
I have this setup in my 57 Chevy pickup along with a Mustang II front suspension. I installed a Heidt's adjustable valve in the fluid lines years ago and it works ok but I was wondering if anyone has developed newer technology lately ?
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I have a power MS II rack in my '67 Nova (Heidt's front end), and I bought the Heidt's adjustable valve, also. But, looking further, I found that Borgeson's makes a Chevy Saginaw pump with the pressure valve modified for the MS II power rack, so I bought one.

http://www.borgeson.com/POWER%20STEERING/PUMPS.html

I have yet to get the car running, so don't know how it works.

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DC How close are you to getting your Nova running? Waiting to see how you like that power steering pump. Yeah, that Heidt's valve thing didn't quite cut it, I just kind'a found a spot in the middle and got used to it but it's still to sensitive.
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What's wrong with doing it properly and making brackets to run the MII pump on the Chevy motor? That's the way I do it when I do an engine swap of any kind. Every time I read of someone having problems with an MII rack and Chevy pump I just shake my head and move on. Don't know why I responded to this thread.
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DC How close are you to getting your Nova running? Waiting to see how you like that power steering pump. Yeah, that Heidt's valve thing didn't quite cut it, I just kind'a found a spot in the middle and got used to it but it's still to sensitive.
Gene
I'm still pretty far out on getting it running. Only thing I need is time and money to get it going...
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What's wrong with doing it properly and making brackets to run the MII pump on the Chevy motor? That's the way I do it when I do an engine swap of any kind. ...
I don't know why others don't make their own, but for me, I don't have the skills and equipment to make a single bracket. And, I don't like the looks of the Ford pumps.

Why not build/offer to build Ford pump brackets for those who don't want to take the time make them ourselves? Seems it might be a market for them.
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Hey Techinspector
Yeah know , I've thinking about just that very thing , would you please share some of your knowledge and wisdom with me and other fellow rodders and maybe point us in the right direction so we can also do a Mustang pump instead of a GM pump. The proper parts to get and maybe some photos would be terrific. You could even do a Tech Article Wiki.
Anyway , seriously I have though about doing that , got any tips and pics ?
Gene
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