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Full Hydro Steering

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by red66scout, Aug 31, 2002.

  1. red66scout

    red66scout Registered Member

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    After BB02 Bryan (Blk87K5) and myself have been discussing the build up of my truck. I am going to full hydro steering on my scout. I plan on using a 8" travel 1.5" dia. ram, with a Charlyn valve, and electric pump. My question is for those guys with full hydro. DOes this sound like a good set up to turn 37" MTRs? Also what things should I look out for when doing the build up.

    Thanx

    Matt
     
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    Wish I could help. I am also going to a full hydro, but I am not done yet. I am running dual rams with a belt driven pump. I already have the orbital valve and rams. I will let ya know how it works when I am done.
     
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    How's the K5 coming along? Last time I talked to Jason, you were finishing up the rear susp. How did it work out? Pics?
     
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    Fill out your profile!! Stupid gay newbie.
     
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    <font color="green"> Hey, look at that, I musta wandered into POR... </font color>
     
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    Is full hydro street legal? I thought about doing this a couple months ago but someone told me it wasnt street legal.
     
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    that would have to be quite an electric pump.
    why electric?
     
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    It was a joke. Previously, we had been discussing POR, and he is in my frat so I had to give him hell. I don't agree w/ a lot of things that happen on POR. I would be the last one to try and carry over some of their childish acts on this site.
     
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    We had thought about using an electric pump beacause the engine compartment is very small in an early scout. It would be easier to run an electric pump and mount it where it would the easiest. Would an electric pump not support a steering system? I assumed that if an electric pump would support a mile marker winch, it would support a steering system. Another benefit would be having the option of steering as long as you have battery power, although I don't know how beneficial this would be, unless you broke on the trail and needed to be pulled a few feet at an angle.
     
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    It is not street legal in most states. This has been brought up before, you might be able to find more info by doing a search. The truck is registered in a rural county in Tenn., so I don't think it will be a problem.
     
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    My truck is registered in Knox County TN. Tn really doesn't worry about truck mods, look at all of the hybrids. The electric pump was brought up as an idea, since my SBC heads are not drilled for a PS pump. Like Blk87K5 said, my engine bay is cramped with the SBC where a slant 4 once lived.
     
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    Run a PTO pump off the transmission. Full hydro with an electric pump might not work. You need 100% duty cycle for steering, not with a winch. I doubt it is legal.
     
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    Can I ask what a PTO pump off of the transmission is?
     
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    so no steering while clutch is in works for you?
    or did you have something else in mind?
     
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    IIRC no one has yet come up with chapter and verse on its legallity
    would love to see it though
     
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    Good catch on the clutch/no steering thing. It would motivate one to stay off the clutch too long, eh?
     
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    i like the idea of the PTO pump, but like mentioned before clutch in no steering. Since in wheeling there are times when turning the wheel without moving is needed the PTO idea is not that practical.

    Why do you feel that the duty cycle of an electric pump would not work? I can not see a problem running an electric pump to power the ram. I am just not sure where the electric pump's faults are in running a ram.
     
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    Finding an electric w/ a 100% duty cycle will be the problem. If the pump goes out, you have no steering.
     
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    a PS pump or any hydro pump is smaller then an alternator by far
     

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