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Mustang II power steering rack question

I originally had a Mustang II manual rack on my 34 chassis. I decided to go with a power steering rack. No problem with the switch until I mocked up the radiator. The hard steel lines need to be rerouted. Any suggestions on making new lines? Don't recognise the flange.

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I have no answers for you but was wondering if I could get the measurement on the manual rack I need to know how far apart are the pivot points and over all width thanks mike
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"new Hard Steel Lines" on the Radiator (trans), or the Rack , or on the PS pump to rack?
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What kind of pump are you going to run? Just wan't to make sure if it's a GM pump that you know about the over pressure issue using a GM pump with a Mustang II rack.

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I have no answers for you but was wondering if I could get the measurement on the manual rack I need to know how far apart are the pivot points and over all width thanks mike
Not sure what you mean "pivot points". The bushing centers that bolt the rack on are 16". They do make offset bushings so I guess you could 15 1/2 to 16 1/2. Overall width - do mean tie rod end to tie rod end?
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"new Hard Steel Lines" on the Radiator (trans), or the Rack , or on the PS pump to rack?
The hard steel lines (similar to brake line) on the rack that connect the steering gear to the actual rack. See picture.
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What kind of pump are you going to run? Just wan't to make sure if it's a GM pump that you know about the over pressure issue using a GM pump with a Mustang II rack.

Vince
Thanks for the thought. "Low Flow" pump came with the kit.
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Those hard lines use an o-ring seal on a flange if I remember correctly. I have not come across a tool for re-creating those flares.

In the past I have taken the lines off and rebent them for clearance. Another option is to cut the line in a convenient spot, install a flare or inverted flare fitting and then either use a hose, or new hard line with a union to reroute the line.
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Those hard lines use an o-ring seal on a flange if I remember correctly. I have not come across a tool for re-creating those flares.

In the past I have taken the lines off and rebent them for clearance. Another option is to cut the line in a convenient spot, install a flare or inverted flare fitting and then either use a hose, or new hard line with a union to reroute the line.
Thanks - never thought of cutting and splicing. Might try that as a last resort.

Mine do not have an o-ring. The flare looks double crimped and flat. I spoke to the fellow at Inline Tubes and they could not help with fittings. Said they could not duplicate the flare.
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