Power steering pump

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crashchoate
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Power steering pump

Post by crashchoate » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:23 am

I am thinking about putting a hydro boost setup on my car so that I can run a bigger cam. I'm trying to figure out the stock power steering pumps pressure. Does anybody have any idea what the stock pumps pressure is?

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RedBird64
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Re: Power steering pump

Post by RedBird64 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:32 pm

Not sure what working pressure is but the max is 250 PSI.
This is a project I've considered mylself because I installed front disc's from a 65/66 and with my stock booster, it's OK but it could have more assist.
1964 Coupe Wimbledon white/Rangoon Red w/black int. Owned for 41 years. It was my folks car before that (not orig owners). VTCI # 12013.

crashchoate
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Re: Power steering pump

Post by crashchoate » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:35 pm

I looked in the manual and found the max pressure is 850. So I believe I will be good. I'm going to do this project this winter when I have the motor out.

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Re: Power steering pump

Post by RedBird64 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:53 pm

That's strange, my manual had a test procedure that said 250.. That seems low though.
I'd like to hear about how your install goes!
1964 Coupe Wimbledon white/Rangoon Red w/black int. Owned for 41 years. It was my folks car before that (not orig owners). VTCI # 12013.

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Re: Power steering pump

Post by stubbie » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:10 am

Check out this post in the 61 modified.
https://www.vintagethunderbirdclub.net/ ... =23&t=9117

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