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slightly OT: Who makes a real small power steer pump?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1950ChevySuburban, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. 1950ChevySuburban
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    My wife drove the '50 Suburban Sunday for the first time. I've been driving it for a couple of months now. Her arthritis won't let her enjoy the car with all the steering effort, so I need to add power steering to it. Problem is, minimal engine clearances.

    Any ideas for a small pump body? I can make brackets, etc... so mounts are no problem. With or without a reservoir is fine too.
    Front end is a Dakota kit from ElPolacko's Industrial Chassis, with a manual rack.

    Money's no issue here, I'd even consider an electric rack like on my HHR, but not sure where to start.

    Thanks in advance!
    John
     
  2. revkev6
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    does it still have the generator?? you could go with the GM factory power steering pump off the back of the genny??
     
  3. mustangsix
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    How abut a Saginaw pump from something like a Jeep Grand Cherokee? Pretty small and has a remote reservoir.

    Or you could look at the KRC pumps which are similar.[​IMG]
     
  4. Fat Hack
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    Like he said...or use one from a circle track supplier like Performance Bodies...small pumps with simple mounting brackets and remote reservoirs.
     

  5. CURIOUS RASH
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    Child labor in China or Korea?

    :D


    I crack myself up sometimes...
     
  6. The small Saginaw pumps on common GM vehicles. If I remember right Cavalier-type platform has one style. There are several variations. I think now they even make one with the resivor mounted to it. Street and Performance is a good research tool. Not my favorite place however. I have used the Alan Grove brackets and he gives you a pump number. I seem to remember you have to buy a March pulley to work with his bracket however.
     
  7. lolife
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    I think the Toyota MR2 has an electric one. Put it anywhere you want, eh...
     
  8. wayfarer
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    I think they make an electric power steering unit that goes on your steering column between the column and the box.
     
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  10. 1950ChevySuburban
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    I don't have the generator, I used a Toyota smallternator from a Camry. With the intake and air box, there's not much room in there.
     
  11. 1950ChevySuburban
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    That looks promising. Hopefully they'll have a vendor booth at Goodguys Scottsdale this weekend.
    hmmmmmmmm show special pricing.... :rolleyes:
     
  12. 1950ChevySuburban
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    I forgot about the circle track guys. I think Speedway deals in those as well. I'll have to check.
    I have a new Saginaw mini pump on the shelf, but it looks strange and still may be in the way of the oil filter. (Chevy 250 six)
     
  13. Junkyard Jan
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  14. Fishtail8
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    Canton Racing Products had some nice stuff too... CV Products might have a mount to work...
     
  15. Irrational Metalworks
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  16. 32v
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    good ol volkswagon works well
     
  17. jonny o
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    I know it's not what you asked for, but one of the circle-track quickeners backwards did the trick in a power to manual conversion I did.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  18. i used to work at a remanufacturing facility years ago and ps. pump teardown was part of my job couple hundred a day. the can(resovoir) is easily modified as all they use is a large o-ring to seal it. i used to modify them to fit big block 66'-67' chevelles because they used remote fill resovoirs that mounted on the core support/fender as their was zero room to mount standard pump on engine. check it out.
     
  19. BinderRod
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    I have a new power steering pump for a Jeep Cherokee complete with pulley and a remote tank. I was going to use this and changed directions. The pump cost me 80.00.

    PM me and I will make you a hell of a deal
     
  20. Larry T
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  21. rusty48
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    That sounds like what I need! Where could I find out more about this?:confused:
     
  22. LIMEY
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    Fiat Punto uses something of that nature & all the small French cars with power steering use a remote electric pump.

    Kev.
     
  23. wayfarer
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