Has anyone removed the power steering pump and just used tubing to connect the two lines on top of the steering box? I was thinking of cutting the lines and leaving about 2 inches of steel tubing to connect them.
I know a guy with a blown SBC Camaro who just removed the pump and lines and didn't even plug the holes. Took me for a ride and didn't seem to have trouble steering but then again we weren't carving any corners.
It sucks!!! that is how mine is right now cuz im too lazy to put the manual box in!! but it will get done this spring. its fine if you are moving at 20+ mph but in parking lots it is absolutely horrible.
I need a new one as of right now, and lines since they both were spraying all over the place. I am just about ready to put the motor/trans back in and I was debating on just ditching the ps all together.
I know that a power box that is unhooked would be harder to turn than a manual. I've looked on this site for manual boxes but no luck so far.
I also have to buy a new PS pump as mine is shot so I thought of running without it for a while but that doesn't sound like too great of an idea.
Time to search for what years/makes of manual boxes will fit. (Unless you gurus feel like sharing some of that info now, I won't complain) :thumbsup:
The ratio for the power steering box is different than the ratio of the manual box that is why it is harder to turn. Power steering takes about two and a half turns of the wheel to go stop to stop where as manual is about seven turns.
I have manual in my 69 and I hate it especially when the car drifts sideways during a burnout, you have to do a lot more turning to correct it.
Where are you located, maybe I will sell you mine if it doesn't cost too much to ship it.