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Old 07-23-2005, 15:01   #1 (permalink)
Thomas Cameron
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Power steering with 1994 EFI 351W engine in 68 coupe?

Like I mentioned a few weeks ago, I am putting a 1994 EFI 351W engine from
an SVT Lightning into my '68 coupe. The '68 has power steering, and I'd
like to keep it. The engine pulled from the Lightning has a PS pump
attached. Does anyone know how hard it would be to make it work with the
'68's steering?

Thanks!
Thomas
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Old 07-27-2005, 12:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Power steering with 1994 EFI 351W engine in 68 coupe?


"Thomas Cameron" <thomas.cameron@camerontech.com> wrote in message
news:pan.2005.07.23.21.31.09.758661@camerontech.com...
> Like I mentioned a few weeks ago, I am putting a 1994 EFI 351W engine from
> an SVT Lightning into my '68 coupe. The '68 has power steering, and I'd
> like to keep it. The engine pulled from the Lightning has a PS pump
> attached. Does anyone know how hard it would be to make it work with the
> '68's steering?
>
> Thanks!
> Thomas



Why would it be any harder than connecting the lines? Most "hose" shops can
make hoses any length with any fittings on the ends. If you need a cooler,
just put it on the return side. (Low pressure)

Al


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Old 07-27-2005, 14:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Power steering with 1994 EFI 351W engine in 68 coupe?

Thomas Cameron wrote:
> Like I mentioned a few weeks ago, I am putting a 1994 EFI 351W engine from
> an SVT Lightning into my '68 coupe. The '68 has power steering, and I'd
> like to keep it. The engine pulled from the Lightning has a PS pump
> attached. Does anyone know how hard it would be to make it work with the
> '68's steering?
>
> Thanks!
> Thomas


As designed, it won't work. The older pumps have different pressures and flow
rates than the old ones. You could probably make it work if you used a Heidt's
adjustable pressure valve.

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Old 07-27-2005, 16:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Power steering with 1994 EFI 351W engine in 68 coupe?

So would the best bet be to use the '68 PS pump? Fab some sort of
bracket?

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