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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:34 pm 
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3 Deuce Webber

Joined: Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:07 pm
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Location: Oakland CA
Car Model*: 1965 BARRACUDA FORMULA Six
The Picnicuda, formerly V8 w PS is now a Formula S/6! I have the V8 ps box and pump w small pulley, a Saginaw /6 pump w brackets & a bent pulley, and a /6 Federal pump w pulley and bracket. Both /6 pumps have smaller diameter low pressure line fittings than the V8 pump and steering box. My questions are like so:
-Can/should I swap /6 bracket andpulley to the FederalV8 pump?
-Swap good /6 pulley to the saginaw pump and use an adapter union to match the diameter of the low pressure at the steering box?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:49 pm 
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Car Model*: 68 Valiant
Hmmm...

You can't switch the pulleys between a Federal and Saginaw pump, as I recall. For one thing, the Saginaw uses a keyed shaft and the Federal doesn't.

As for the diameter of the hose....3/8" ID hose seems to fit both ends. The steering box fitting is a little smaller than the Saginaw tube, but mates well with 3/8" hose. I seem to recall they used 11/32" hose...so it's not 'correct' to use 3/8" but it works well.

I recently switched to a Saginaw from the Federal and was a little surprised to find the steering effort has gone up. The power steering is definitely working but the steering has more of a 'firm feel' than before. I personally find all the rage over 'firm feel' power steering to be misguided and simply undesirable. It's the same feeling I get when I see people lauding Michael Jackson or sweet tea.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:43 pm 
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Car Model*: 1954 Dodge C1-B8
Change the fitting on the steering box to match the pump.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:38 pm 
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3 Deuce Webber

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Location: Oakland CA
Car Model*: 1965 BARRACUDA FORMULA Six
Joshua, I swapped the fitting. Before I had a chance to research or shop around, someone dumped a bunch of scrap metal in the home depot parking lot. On top was a greasy old steering box with a familiar looking fitting! Took it back to the shop and it matched right up. Cleaned and installed tonight. Merry Scrapmas to me!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:06 pm 
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Nobody dumps scrap metal at home depot around here.....




Especially a scrap pile with old usable moparts.



:D :mrgreen:



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