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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.

What are your thoughts?
 

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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.:eek:
 

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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.:cool:
 

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lol i forgot to make the jumper and it became air bound, then i got a manual box, pitman arm and rag joint and all is well, just haven't gotten used to the slower ratio yet.
 

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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:
 

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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.
 

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I'm in Denver, 80210. Let me know what it may cost to ship. Thanks.

After some more research and your opinions, I will probably stay with PS due lack of $$ for manual swap.
 
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