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Steering line fittings, O-ring and pump question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dremu, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    I'm used to the old style, flared-end hoses.

    My new setup is O-ring, and apparently the fitting on the box requires an 18mm wrench (an odd size, I might add, lots of 17's and 19's but few 18's) ... but the one on the pump sure seems like a 5/8 (or is it a 16mm?)

    :mad: :eek1: I am starting to LIKE old tech.

    Took the pump proper out of the reservoir as I'm juggling parts to convert to hydroboost. Is there any magic juju to the seal around the pump on the front, or do I just clean it and carefully insert the pump into the reservoir?

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  2. R77K10

    R77K10 Banned

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    i always use a good old crescent wrench for p/s line nuts

    cant ever seem to find anything to fit any of them except the ones at the steering box

    but even then i just use a crescent and a hammer on them too because about 2/3 of the time i cant find anything to fit them either, not fast enough for my liking anyways, digging for certain tools is a PITA usually, pisses me off often, some guys have concrete and a shop and real boxes and real drawers and other cool stuff, and well theyre lucky. heh


    heres my fancy state of the art garage:


    good luck

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  3. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Changing "cans".???

    I've swapped a different "canned ham" P/S resiviour onto the one in my 305 motor in my 79 C10..I just cleaned everything with brake cleaner,used no sealer,just a bit of grease on the big "O" ring to help it slide together..it didn't leak there after the swap was done..but the next day I had to remove the pump again..and braze a tiny pinhole shut on the bottom of the "good used" resiviour I just put in the day before!..:doah:--I love doing everything twice...:mad: .
     
  4. jarheadk5

    jarheadk5 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone got pics of the different fitting styles? I have no idea what the visual clues are to differentiate between the two...:doah:
     
  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    The 'O' ring style has an 'O' ring...

















































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    Kinda like an O.R.B. hydraulic fitting.

    Rene
     
  6. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    O-ring style is here:

    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=172437

    And the older one is your basic flared end, looks like a brake line or whathaveyou.

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