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Old 03-28-2023, 10:10 AM
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Egg on face. Facepalm moment. New view with fresh eyes!

Decided to try the arms again this morning before I called Boos-Harrell. Looked real good in good light, noticed something I hadn't seen yesterday, a small spring clip at the base of the socket. DUH! No wonder it wouldn't sit down! Then compared the splines again, less splines on the arm than the tower, but spaced farther. Maybe the same spacing, but skipping some? Tried it again, wiggling it a little with pressure against the spring clip, what do you know? The damn thing slid right on! Well, I'll be dipped. In the afternoon light, I'd swore they were two different sizes, but with my LED light perched on the hood, I could see how to slide it on. Took a minute to get them clocked properly, but now I have wipers! No more having to leave it at home if there is a chance of rain.

If there is a moral to all this, it's get some good light on things when your eyes are tired. These old eyes just don't work as good as they used to, about time for some new glasses, too!
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Old 05-18-2023, 08:53 PM
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This was fix what broke week. Actually last two weeks.
Blew the pressure hose on the power steering on our Tupelo trip, ended up driving home with no ps. Figuring I had burned the pump up, I decided to replace it. While I was at it, I have never liked the turning radius of the quick ratio box I had on it, so I figured what the heck, might as well kill two birds with one stone. Ordered a new Lares replacement box for a mid 80ís Cutlass and a pump for a mid 80ís Ford, along with a tool kit to pull the old pulley off the pump. Had to wait for them to get to me, so I took it all apart.

The tool kit was pretty much a joke. The pulley laughed at it. It never budged. About pulled the pull ring off the pulley, but it stayed on. Ended up using a hole saw to cut it off so I could get the pump off the bracket. Iíll have to say, the tool did good pressing the new pulley on, even if it did take forever.

Everything went back about like it came off, but somehow the pressure port on the pump was just off enough I couldnít use the straight fitting I had bought for that end. Had to order another 90 from Summit. Took 4 days to get here. Used to get stuff from them the next day when they sent it from GA. These lines and fittings came from OH. Went with PTFE lines this time, supposed to stand up to heat better.

Got my final fitting this morning, proceeded to make the line and get it on. Got it together, filled and bled. Then the problems started. Couldnít keep the belt on. Kept running off the front of the crank pulley.

Fooled with this thing all day. Remounted the alternator, shimmed it both ways and tried it. Same thing. Put a straight edge on the pulleys. PS pulley was out too far. Took a while to get it far enough back, then the alternator was off again, re shimmed it. Finally got it all in line! Press on pulleys suck!

It was worth all the headaches and hard work. No more leaks, got a normal steering radius now. No more pull up, back up pull up to make a sharp turn into a parking spot!

Sorry I didnít take any pics. Didnít really think about it. Iím slipping, I knowÖ.
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