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power steering line with flare end. whats it called?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 86Cucvbeater, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. 86Cucvbeater

    86Cucvbeater 1/2 ton status

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    I have an 1986 truck and im installing a steering box from a 1973 that accepts flare fittings. Does anyone know the size of the fitting that would be on the end of the high pressure hose going into the box? I need the name/size of this piece so I can get it put on the end of my high pressure line. It's inverted flare I think but is it 45 deg. or 37 deg? Does anyone have a picture?
     
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    It's inverted flare..

    It isn't 37 or 45, those are FLARE measurements.. AN so to speak... Inverted flare just goes by tube size...

    As far as size, I'd be guessing...
     
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    Pre-79 box high pressure side: 11/16-18 inverted flare
    Pre-79 box low pressure side: 5/8-11 inverted flare
    80+ box high pressure side: 18MM o-ring
    80+ box low pressure side: 16MM o-ring

    All fitting specs found at PSC: http://www.pscmotorsports.com/index.php?cPath=127_154

    I'm currently doing the exact same thing on my '86. Conversion fittings seem to be hard to locate. I ended up getting new lines for a '77 and a junk yard PS pump to rob the fitting out of the back (I'll be pulling it for mods anyway). Not to mention I needed a reservoir to hack up too for added fluid capacity. Hope this helps.
     
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    thanks, 11/16-18 inverted flare is what i need then. im doind hydro assist also and this is the last thing holding me up. i have hydroboost so no fitting on the back of my ps pump. this line im getting modified goes to the hydroboost. i also added a tranny cooler to add fluid capacity. good luck with yours!
     
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