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Power Steering Pressure Hose Question

I am installing a Serpentine Belt system and they provided me with a new Type II Power Steering pump. My challenge is the unit has an AN thread to connect the power steering line. The new hose I bought does not have an AN nut on it. It appears to be like a 5/8 threaded nut (in the pic). Since I don't know what the thread is, I don't know how to look for a female/male threaded adapter. I bought an extension line that re-positions the hose around back of the power steering unit and it has a male 6AN, and I need an adapter with a female 6AN and a male 5/8 compression fitting (I think). I have some Earls Vapor Guard fittings that fit if I cut the end of the pressure hose fitting off and crimp a Vapor Guard end on it, but I do not know what kind of pressure the power steering system runs. The Vapor Guard it good for 50 PSI.

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Re: Power Steering Pressure Hose Question

Only use power steering hose for the pressure line. It is much higher than 50 psi. You can buy the hose and AN fittings at Summit etc and make your own hose. Or a hydraulic shop could probably modify the hose you have.

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Only use power steering hose for the pressure line. It is much higher than 50 psi. You can buy the hose and AN fittings at Summit etc and make your own hose. Or a hydraulic shop could probably modify the hose you have.

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Re: Power Steering Pressure Hose Question

I have the same potential issue. My serpentine system came with a type II P/S pump that has an 6AN and 10AN fitting on it. Unfortunately, the company that makes the system (CVF Racing) doesn't sell the P/S lines and doesn't include them in the kit. I'm connecting the pump to a close ratio steering box from a 69 Camaro - no idea what size those fittings are. Any ideas on where I can find those hoses? I checked Summit and the problem is they list 9 different hoses, but most won't be available until mid-July...
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I have the same potential issue. My serpentine system came with a type II P/S pump that has an 6AN and 10AN fitting on it. Unfortunately, the company that makes the system (CVF Racing) doesn't sell the P/S lines and doesn't include them in the kit. I'm connecting the pump to a close ratio steering box from a 69 Camaro - no idea what size those fittings are. Any ideas on where I can find those hoses? I checked Summit and the problem is they list 9 different hoses, but most won't be available until mid-July...
Mine is from CVF also....

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I used earls when I made mine.

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I have the same potential issue. My serpentine system came with a type II P/S pump that has an 6AN and 10AN fitting on it. Unfortunately, the company that makes the system (CVF Racing) doesn't sell the P/S lines and doesn't include them in the kit. I'm connecting the pump to a close ratio steering box from a 69 Camaro - no idea what size those fittings are. Any ideas on where I can find those hoses? I checked Summit and the problem is they list 9 different hoses, but most won't be available until mid-July...
Use AN adaptors on the box and make an AN to AN hose using the Earls parts. Very commonly done.

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Use AN adapters on the box and make and AN to AN hose using the Earls parts. Very commonly done.

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Thanks Don and everyone else for your input. I ordered the Earls setup. Only problem was the 90 degree black fitting was back ordered till the end of July. At the rate my work schedule is it will prolly take that long for me to get to that point anyway, but you would think they would be on top of their inventory a little better than they are. Guess I coulda looked at Summit or Jegs for all of the parts I ordered, but it's already ordered. I also ordered the lube, but did not order the tester kit. At $125 for one use initially, I did not spring for it.

One other quick question; I purchased a magnetic filter. it appears that gets mounted on the return line? It does not have high pressure ends on it so I am assuming that is where I put it.


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Re: Power Steering Pressure Hose Question

Filters and coolers always in return lines.

For the -10 hose between the reservoir and pump it needs to be a hose that will not collapse under vacuum.

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Thanks Don and everyone else for your input. I ordered the Earls setup. Only problem was the 90 degree black fitting was back ordered till the end of July. At the rate my work schedule is it will prolly take that long for me to get to that point anyway, but you would think they would be on top of their inventory a little better than they are. Guess I coulda looked at Summit or Jegs for all of the parts I ordered, but it's already ordered. I also ordered the lube, but did not order the tester kit. At $125 for one use initially, I did not spring for it.

One other quick question; I purchased a magnetic filter. it appears that gets mounted on the return line? It does not have high pressure ends on it so I am assuming that is where I put it.


Thanks,
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Brett,
Please post what your lines look like after you get them. I'm currently exchanging the original pump for one with the built in reservoir (like yours), so if you can list the parts you used, that would really help me get mine put together.
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Brett,
Please post what your lines look like after you get them. I'm currently exchanging the original pump for one with the built in reservoir (like yours), so if you can list the parts you used, that would really help me get mine put together.
Pete,
Yes, my kit came with the remote reservoir and I did not want that. I told them I would buy the pump with attached reservoir. they were concerned there wasn't enough room for it, but there were not positive. I also purchased this hard line that moves the hose around to the back. It was quite expensive, I think $60 bucks. But I felt like I needed it to insure no clearance issues. Here are the parts I bought from Holley. I also bought the heat sleeve that slides over the 2500 PSI hose to protect it from the hedders. It will be a few weeks before I have the time to get into the garage to do the swap, so I figured I would get you at least the pics of what I bought.
P.S: I see you have a lot of Polk components. I have a PA D1000.1 Monoblock Sub that I was considering installing. I've had it in the box for 6 years and have never used it! Back then I had a Acura Legend I was going to upgrade and I thought Polk had the best components. I will get tunes in my Camaro one of these days!
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Re: Power Steering Pressure Hose Question

I started out with the separate P/S tank and just thought that finding a spot for it and needing an additional line was more trouble than it was worth. The replacement pump arrives on Monday, but I'm going to finish my Vintage Air install, fuel lines and brakes before I tackle the power steering. Thanks for the pics - I'll wait until I have the pump before I order any parts.
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I started out with the separate P/S tank and just thought that finding a spot for it and needing an additional line was more trouble than it was worth. The replacement pump arrives on Monday, but I'm going to finish my Vintage Air install, fuel lines and brakes before I tackle the power steering. Thanks for the pics - I'll wait until I have the pump before I order any parts.
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Re: Power Steering Pressure Hose Question

What type of power steering box are you using? I have a close ratio steering box for a 69 Camaro. I'm not sure if the fittings you mentioned will work with that box - I found a kit that Summit makes for an external reservoir and it mentions 6AN to 5/8-18 and 11/16-18 adapters for the steering box, so it would seem you'll need something like that if you're running a GM steering box...That one also has additional 6AN fittings that work with the adapters...
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