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Yesterday 09:41 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
My next project is to sort out the steering on this 38
It's pretty twitchy at freeway speeds.
I think the new balljoints and adjusted toe will help.
(I will take it to get aligned soon)
But I also want to go through the p/s pump to see if I can reduce the pressure.
(I just need to figure out what it's off of.
My '38 was the same way even after a proper alignment, so I installed a pressure reducer. It slows down the reaction a little and makes the effort a little firmer, which helps the "twitchy" feeling of ANY movement of the wheel, turning the tires. Much happier with the steering stability now.

Mustang II Power Steering Flow Valve for GM Pump, 2 GPM - Speedway Motors, America's Oldest Speed Shop

Yesterday 09:22 AM
Leakie That does not sound too far off. GM pumps can go up to 1500 psi but a Mustang rack can only handle 600-800 psi. Maybe just the refreshing that you did to the front end will help your problem.
Yesterday 08:15 AM
matts37chev The rack is from Art Morrison, I believe it's an AGR brand, but I am not sure what it's based on.
Morrison said it should be 1200 psi max
Yesterday 07:59 AM
Leakie Borgensen makes a reducer for ps pump if it is GM pump. Do you have a Mustang rack or a T-bird. The T-bird rack can handle the extra pressure the Mustang can't.
Yesterday 05:11 AM
matts37chev My next project is to sort out the steering on this 38
It's pretty twitchy at freeway speeds.
I think the new balljoints and adjusted toe will help.
(I will take it to get aligned soon)
But I also want to go through the p/s pump to see if I can reduce the pressure.
(I just need to figure out what it's off of.
Yesterday 05:06 AM
matts37chev I rinsed out my rad after the CLR soak, and it looked better.
But not good enough.
I only used one bottle in it the the first time, so now I have 3 bottles in it.
I think it was too diluted to do much before.

Thanks for the radiator info guys.
I have been looking at the flex-a-lite rads.
(They are a local outfit and I used to know a few people that work there)
but man, they sure are a lot of money.
Yesterday 03:20 AM
nunattax
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Originally Posted by Leakie View Post
Looks like you found someone to help, it's on! You will be cruisin' before you know it!

I took mine out for a ride today. I have a few things that need to be done yet but it's drivable!
its not bolted on yet.i need to finish the power steering pump up.it easier with the rad outa the way.i did mount the trans cooler though
04-18-2015 09:12 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
Hey too many projects, is yours the standard core, or upgrade to bigger tubes?
Sorry Matt, I just saw this now. I have the 1" tubes. They didn't offer the larger tubes when I bought mine or I probably would have got them.
04-18-2015 06:10 PM
Leakie Looks like you found someone to help, it's on! You will be cruisin' before you know it!

I took mine out for a ride today. I have a few things that need to be done yet but it's drivable!
04-18-2015 02:23 PM
nunattax
37/38 thread

made some progress just need an assistant to mount the nose without scratching stuff
04-18-2015 12:56 PM
nunattax [QUOTE=Leakie;3084770]PRC does not epoxy their radiators, they are all aluminum and tig welded. Your's must be made by someone other then PRC.

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04-18-2015 08:43 AM
Leakie PRC does not epoxy their radiators, they are all aluminum and tig welded. Your's must be made by someone other then PRC.
Hopefully you will be able to clean it out. Make sure to use antifreeze made for aluminum rads.
04-17-2015 10:22 PM
matts37chev i think thats what i have in the 38 now, its core is epoxied to the tanks, not welded.
its soaking with some CLR in it now, i will flush it out tomorrow maybe
04-17-2015 10:39 AM
Leakie Base price is about 400, if you want any extras like an internal oil cooler figure closer to 500.
04-17-2015 09:00 AM
matts37chev how much $$$ are the PRC radiators?
i didnt see any pricing on their web site
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