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Power Steering pump Flare to O-Ring converter?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Russell, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. Russell

    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Hey!

    Does anyone know if anyone sells a fitting to convert a flare power steering box to a o-ring power steering box?

    If so, where would a guy go about buying one?

    I just need one for the pressure side of my power steering box (switching to hydroboost, hydroboost uses an o-ring, gear box is a flare)

    Thanks!

    Russ
     
  2. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Is the fitting itself removable?

    Sorry if I'm re-hashing what you already know, but on the regular power steering gear boxes, the fitting on the back of the box is interchangeable between the o-ring and flare fittings, so you just remove the old one, put it on the new, and you can run your old lines.

    I apologize if this doesn't apply to hydroboost. :)
     
  3. blazindorito

    blazindorito 1/2 ton status

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    I had to do the same thing. I had to convert from O-ring to flare fitting. The flare fitting did not fit in the power steering pump side. To fix this I went to the junk yard and pulled a flare fitting line and had it adapted to the o-ring line. I went to the junk yard and pulled 2 of them off so I can have one as a spare. To make the new hose was pretty pricey it cost $25 to make each hose, and I supplied the fittings.
     
  4. R77K10

    R77K10 Banned

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    its simple

    jut swap the fittin in the back of the pump for whichever of the two you want, the style of hose end you have 79 older

    or 80 and up

    real easy

    good luck
     
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    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    Just did this a few weeks ago. Unbolted the fitting off the back of a mid80's box and swapped it into 78 4x4 ps box.

    So what the others said X eleventy billion
     
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    yep, thats is how you do it

    good luck
     
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    There is an adapter fitting available. I don't know from where. But, someone put up a link in a past post, do a search. But, like everyone else was saying, it's probably easier, faster, and cheaper to change out the fitting in the back of the pump.
     
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    yeh unless you didnt have the right hi side hose

    good luck
     
  9. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Guys, he is asking about a conversion fitting for the steering gear box and not the power steering pump. I know there is a fitting to go from O-ring style to flare style but i'm not aware of any fitting to go from O-ring to flare.
     
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    I bought a kit, IIRC for about $5 that converted o-ring style to flare style. It worked flawless for me. All they are, are small aluminum pieces that install into the connection to convert it. I bought them from a place in California, but I can't remeber the name. I found them when researching for my hydroboost conversion, and they were recommended from a IH website. I'll see if I can find that again and post up.
     
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    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    Here you go:

    They are bushings made by Lee manufacturing.
    818-768-0371
    Pressure 40620 $3.97
    Return 40630 $3.97
    They tap right in using a 1/4" bolt and nut as a driver!

    http://www.leepowersteering.com/

    They were very polite, and shipped fast when I bought the adapters. Looks like their website has much less on it than it once did. I guess they may not be producing those adapters anymore. Give em a call.

    Looks like I made 1000 posts with this one.
     
  12. Russell

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    Those would work sweet, but they work the other way of what I'm needing :)

    I need to go from a 45 degree flare fitting to a o-ring type fitting.

    I emailed lee manufacturing to see if they have anything anyways, but I think I may have found a fitting that would work made by aeroquip. I'll need to go over there and take a look and see.
     
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    You could use a hose with flare on both ends, then use their adapter on the side that has an o-ring attachment.
     
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    Anyone ever identify a fitting to do this? I have a brand new rebuilt 2wd box from a 77 truck I'd like to put in my 85 without swapping pumps/hoses (its also hydroboost)
     
  15. Russell

    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Nope, I gave up and put the vaccum booster back on...

    I may be about to swap over though, A buddy of mine has provided me with a nice steering box so I can swap the top ends around, and wind up with the proper fitting...
     
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    Convert the hoses to JIC with "Re-useable" hose ends, and use a whatever to JIC adapter wherever the hoses connect to the box, pump, or HB unit.
    The re-useables are common hydraulics fittings, and so is the hose. Both are rated for more pressure than a typical PS pump delivers and the hoses are then feild repairable. They are also one of the two types of hose ends commonly used on ram assist installs.
     

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