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Old 12-27-2011, 18:22   #1 (permalink)
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1961 bird- power steering hose help!

Hey all!

I am new here. My parents own a 1961 Thunderbird, and its currently leaking power steering fluid everywhere.

We found the issue. One of the hoses coming off the pump under the reservoir is cracked and leaking.


It is the hose closest to the ground. There are no clamps holding it on, but appears to be crimped. Is this the "high pressure" hose??? If so, how is the hose removed, and where can I buy a replacement hose?

Also want to replace the upper hose that comes from the reservoir.

Please help! Want to order the right parts. This is the only thing keeping this original car off the road.

Check out the pictures. We tried to point to the lower hose in question.
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Re: 1961 bird- power steering hose help!

That is the pressure hose. It's threaded on and you loosen it with a wrench. Here's a similar one. How to Replace or Repair a Power Steering Pressure Hose
You can get one here: Ford Thunderbird Parts - Steering and Suspension 1958 to 1988
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Re: 1961 bird- power steering hose help!

WOW!

Thank you very much!

I am sure I will have more questions in the future. Guess I came to the right place!
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Some more T-Bird links:

Vintage Thunderbird Club International :: Index

MAC's Antique Auto Parts

Thunderbird Ranch

Jim Wulf’s

Thunderbird Registry - 1955-2005 Thunderbird Database

Classic Ford & Thunderbird Parts Supplier - Concours Parts

Marti Auto Works - Concourse Quality, Hobbyist Price

Bird Nest 1958-66 Ford Thunderbird Parts

www.wilsontbird.com
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Thanks again! I have been trying to find some good thunderbird sites. That really helps!
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Note- due to expiration of their original domain, the Vintage Thunderbird Club International's URL has changed. Simply substitute the .org for .net in the URL

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