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Quick power steering question
#1
Hello folks, I have a question about the power steering hoses. I am getting ready to install new hoses and the power steering pump on my newly installed engine. Looking at the steering box from the front of the car which hose is the low pressure and which is the high pressure hose? I bought the car as a rolling chassis so there is nothing to for me to go by as a reference.

Thanks in advance.

351w - Ford racing GT40X 178 cc aluminum heads - Ford racing(crane) 1.7 roller rockers - Comp Cams 280H magnum cam .544" / .544" lift - ARP fasteners - hedman longtubes - magnaflow exhaust with X pipe -  MSD digital 6al box - MSD coil - optima red top battery - tuff stuff 140 amp alternator - ported weiand stealth intake  - edelbrock 1406 600 carb  - march pullies and brackets - Be cool fan controller - derale electric fan - FMX trans - motive 4.11 gears - traction lok - competition engineering subframe connectors - lakewood traction bars.                                            










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#2
The fittings are different sizes. If you pick up new hoses from a parts store, they should match up with the right fitting sizes. But I believe the smaller fitting toward the rear [of the installed steering gear box on the car] is the low pressure hose. (That would be the one in the top left of this picture) Either way, they're different sizes - you can't (or rather, shouldn't be able to) mix them up.

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Hope that helps.

Eric

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#3
Thanks man, I appreciate it, sounds foolproof enough. Teflon tape on fittings?

351w - Ford racing GT40X 178 cc aluminum heads - Ford racing(crane) 1.7 roller rockers - Comp Cams 280H magnum cam .544" / .544" lift - ARP fasteners - hedman longtubes - magnaflow exhaust with X pipe -  MSD digital 6al box - MSD coil - optima red top battery - tuff stuff 140 amp alternator - ported weiand stealth intake  - edelbrock 1406 600 carb  - march pullies and brackets - Be cool fan controller - derale electric fan - FMX trans - motive 4.11 gears - traction lok - competition engineering subframe connectors - lakewood traction bars.                                            










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#4
I didn't put any on mine, since they're flare fittings. I don't see why putting a round on teflon tape on the threads couldn't hurt (for an anti-seize benefit, if nothing else).

Others might know better about these things, though. Wink

Eric

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#5
Do not use tape on flareded fittings. It will actually give them a means to leak. Same for Brake Lines. Anti seize is O.K. though.

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See what I mean? Wink

Thanks for mentioning that, Mark.

Eric

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#7
Do you have the short (about 4 inches long) metal line adaptor for the pressure hose at the pump? I'm not certain if the 73s used one but, my 72 did and I didn't have it and as far as I know it is not reproduced. Don at OMS supplied mine. Chuck
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c9zx;104112 Wrote:Do you have the short (about 4 inches long) metal line adaptor for the pressure hose at the pump? I'm not certain if the 73s used one but, my 72 did and I didn't have it and as far as I know it is not reproduced. Don at OMS supplied mine. Chuck

Good point. I was glad I hadn't tossed out the old pump (or anything, really) when I took it all apart a couple years ago. I was able to clean-up and re-use the adapter for mine.

Eric

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#9
Thanks for the replies, got the new hoses on to the steering box and didn't use any teflon tape, as mentioned 2 different size fittings so no problems there. I have the short metal tube with the bend at the end that came with the used power steering pump that I bought that had the high pressure hose cut off about a foot down from the fitting (argh!) unfortunately the used power steering pump had pin holes in it so it is unsuable. Trying to find a replacement has been tough my local oreilly's, autozone, napa can't get one, they say the warehouse's have none in stock. I ordered one from macs auto parts and I guess we'll find out tommorrow if they have one or not.

The new power steering hoses look well made and screwed in no problem on to the steering box, the high pressure hose has a fitting that screws right on to the power steering pump but no metal tube with an elbow on it like the factory setup, I am guessing this will still work?

Thanks in advance

351w - Ford racing GT40X 178 cc aluminum heads - Ford racing(crane) 1.7 roller rockers - Comp Cams 280H magnum cam .544" / .544" lift - ARP fasteners - hedman longtubes - magnaflow exhaust with X pipe -  MSD digital 6al box - MSD coil - optima red top battery - tuff stuff 140 amp alternator - ported weiand stealth intake  - edelbrock 1406 600 carb  - march pullies and brackets - Be cool fan controller - derale electric fan - FMX trans - motive 4.11 gears - traction lok - competition engineering subframe connectors - lakewood traction bars.                                            










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