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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 04, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
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i put an 86 engine into a 72 firebird. now my power steering lines wont fit. i mean the threads are different sizes i suppose. the one from the 86 wotn fit into the power steering unit and the one from the 72 wont fit into the power steering pump. any ideas?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 04, 06:53 AM
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Don't know what might or might not fit - but if you really come to a dead-end, you can have custom lones made with the ends you specify. Look up "hydraulic" in your local yellow pages.


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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old May 1st, 04, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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so now all i need to know is wich ends are what... any ideas?
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old May 2nd, 04, 02:38 PM
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JTM, if you have access to a mig welder, you can fix this pretty quickly in your garage.

Since you have two hoses at this point, you know that between those two hoses you have the ends that you need.
1. Pick your hose.
2. Cut the end off that won't work.
3. Cut the end off of the other hose that you need.
4. Weld the right hose end onto the hose you intend to use.
5. Pressure test the hose in a pail of water. You can do this by plugging one end, and then pressurizing the hose with compressed air while holding it submerged in the water.
6. Fix leaks if you find any.
7. Bolt it in the car and go.

My car is using a hose that I welded both ends on to and it has NEVER leaked.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old May 2nd, 04, 04:23 PM
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I believe Lee Manufacturing makes adapters for the hose ends.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old May 2nd, 04, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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the hose from the truck is super long, id like to buya hose that is custom made for this application, as i do not have access to a mig welder, maybe i could send both hoses to someone.. or find someone local. and they could hook me up? i work for pick n pull so i could maybe find some cheap parts for you. thanks.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 04, 10:25 AM
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JTM,
If you would like, you can ship me the hose you want to use with the ends that you need put on, and I will prepare the hose for you for free and ship it back to you.

I can turn it around and have it back in the mail to you the same day I receive it. Let me know if you are interested. You can e-mail me at:
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