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Old 06-17-2011, 09:16 PM
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Power Steering Troubles 48'ford drop top

I am working on a 48' ford convertable with a 70's 301ci gm small block, turbo 350 trans, ford 9" rear and buick steering column. I have a ps sector box off a 65 gallaxy 500 which i have bolted in there (space is tight around the headers), and a ps pump for the 70's gm small block. From what i can find my pressure and flow rates are compatable enough but when i crank it and start to turn the wheel the wheel begins to jerk back and forth until i shut it off. The system was bled according to instruction for the steering gear and it is a new rebuilt gear and pump. the lines are not backwards. ANY IDEAS would be WONDERFUL!!!!!

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That happened to my LS-1/Maverick swap. The GM pump puts out too much flow (or pressure?) for the Ford rack. I installed a 2 GPM flow reducer into the pump outlet and that cured it. I don't know if these reducers are available for the old style pumps like you have, but Heidt's has an adjustable reducer that taps into the lines that would work for any situation.

I was gonna link it, but Heidt's site s%cks, it's part number PS-101...

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Thanks for the tip i will see if i can make that work! does you think summit might have it in stock as the lady wants the car done and i have to drive 5 hours to work on it each time
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Thanks for the tip i will see if i can make that work! does you think summit might have it in stock as the lady wants the car done and i have to drive 5 hours to work on it each time
Well, Summit shows they in stock...

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