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Old 03-27-2005, 07:50 PM
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q re: power steering

Hi guys,

Need your help on the power steering parts' interchangeability. I replaced my old Camaro's GM p. st. pump (key slotted pulley) with a 'new' rebuilt one. Since I did not have a power steering coupler, I borrowed the one from my old one. The one in the picture is from a new unit. The old one has a smaller diameter tube with no hole and a different diaphragm inside of the pump itself.

Can these two couplers be interchanged?

Thanks for youe help,
Denis
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Not sure what you are asking. Is that 'coupler' you are showing a hose adapter fitting?
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Yes - it is a hose adaptor fitting. Once it is installed, it is pushing a spring loaded diaphragm inside of the pump. I am assuming that the drilled hole is a pressure valve check?

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Sorry, can't help on that one. Dennis Harris by any chance?
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No, the other 'Denis' :-) Isn't D. Harris in the Chevy/Camaro club here in town?

I guess, I will just put my old power steering pump back into my Camaro. I am finishing up my 383 swap. Do you guys still meet at Sonic every Friday? What time?

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Dennis started a car building business several years ago. The Sonic thing starts at quitting time - the sooner you get there, the better chance of getting a good parking spot. I haven't gone there in a couple of years. Guess I'll go this year a couple of times.

As far as your pump goes, what would it hurt to plug in the combo you want and see what happens? Nothing in that system that can get hurt, worst that will happen is a deafening squeal or bad performance. In that case, switch it back to what works.
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Willys, I met Dennis 3 or 4 weeks ago - we went to Pomona swap meet together. I did not know his last name.

Thanks for the advice - it will save me a few busted nuckles :-) I will leave my new pump alone and see how it drives.
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