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Old 01-24-2021, 12:15 PM
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I finished up the power steering yesterday. The used parts list for the power steering conversion are a pump and reservoir from a mid-eighties Toyota Mini Truck, steering gear from an early nineties Suzuki Sidekick / or Geo Tracker and a trans. cooler from a 1997 F350. The new parts are a couple of conversion kits, one to mount the steering gear,one to eliminate the rag joint and one to plumb everything together. The plumbing kit was a must have. It came with adapters for both the pump and the gear adapting them from whatever they were to 6-an. It also came with about 3 feet of bullet proof hose. I had to fabricate a bracket to mount the pump to the Volvo engine as well as spacers and such to come up with a double pulley system.
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Old 01-24-2021, 01:58 PM
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I like that grill! Are the turn signals behind it? I have a plan for a grill on mine.
Thanks, yes they are behind the grill. Stock turn signals. Jim
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Old 01-29-2021, 11:35 PM
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Today I ran over to the parts house after failing at the hardware store in my hunt for a copper washer. Festus said sure we got a whole box of them and headed for the back room. Waiting for him to return to the counter, I pulled 3 bucks out of my pocket. When he returned we found the washer that worked the best on the fitting I brought along. He rung it up and said man they’re proud of that one, 6.39…………………I couldn’t do it. I replied to Festus, sorry man, I gotta draw the line somewhere. He agreed, I thanked him for his time and went back to work. Then I a found a drop of brass in Dales toolbox.
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Old 01-30-2021, 12:00 AM
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I've had a tough time finding brass washers, over the years, also.
Keep on tinkering.
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Old 01-30-2021, 04:50 AM
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Nice job on the washer but I'm sure you only worked for $3.15 per hour.
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Old 02-03-2021, 09:18 AM
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Nice job on the washer but I'm sure you only worked for $3.15 per hour.
LOL, that crossed my mind more than once, while I was sticking it to the man……….
For the return line from the heater core, Volvo used a tin water pipe with an o-ring on the end that is inserted into the water pump and secured by one of the water pump bolts. Then it turns the corner and runs along the side of the block under the exhaust manifold towards the firewall. I wanted to eliminate this pipe so I can just run a hose over the top of the engine from the hot water valve back to the water pump. Below is the nipple I made to do this, starting with a picture of the pipe it’ll replace.
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Old 02-03-2021, 06:41 PM
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Nice job. You must be a machinist at heart I've had times I really wished I had a lath
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Old 02-03-2021, 07:30 PM
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Cool project.
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Old 02-04-2021, 06:56 AM
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Nice job. You must be a machinist at heart I've had times I really wished I had a lath
I wish I did too. I keep looking but nothing in my price range ever pops up. Great work. Jim
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Old 02-04-2021, 08:23 AM
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I wish I did too. I keep looking but nothing in my price range ever pops up. Great work. Jim
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Nice job. You must be a machinist at heart I've had times I really wished I had a lath
At heart is right! The real machinist, Dale, has only been coming in a couple days a week for a few hours so, I've been having to do more lathe stuff on my own. Good thing I was paying attention the past 20 years as his apprentice. Usually I just hand him a print and the part magically appears. The possibilities are endless with a lathe.
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