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Whitelightning
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 429
posted January 07, 2005 07:30 AM  
Thinking about running power steering again on my metric montecarlo. I have been told stock stuff wont work. Any one know a good set up. looks like its gonna be expensive to do. Just seeing what everyone else uses.

CrazyT
Dirt Forum Racer

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posted January 07, 2005 08:07 AM  
Well i have run a stock setup and i can tell you that it causes problems. I would also like to know what everyone uses, and i don't want to spend a bunch of money on power steering.

marshalr
Dirt Maniac

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posted January 07, 2005 09:49 AM  
I've run stock power steering stuff for years, no problems. I use a stock camaro power steering box, stock pump.
Check the box mounting bolts periodically. Get the belts lined up perfectly, use a dayco belt.
I run 30% reduction pulleys, maybe that is helping.

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redneck racing
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posted January 07, 2005 02:27 PM  
Ive ran the stock power steering before with no problem just make sure your pulleys are lined up I prefer no power steering though because it does pull horse power from the car, I use a 3/8 tube or so and connect the two lines together, although I am going to try running a line off of my trans cooler to the pump to see how that works. Eddie

hobby10k
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posted January 07, 2005 04:14 PM  
I have always ran stock stuff, it works just fine. In fact alot of people at my track have probems with the racing power steering units, they tend to get hot, and **** out.

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udecide66
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posted January 07, 2005 04:39 PM  
KRC Cast Iron Power steering pump block/head mount with remote resevoir-I run this setup on all my cars without any trouble(just keep the RPM under 6500)
These kits usally run $190-$210 plus you need to get the steering box fittings ($24) and some hoses-I buy my hoses at EVCO House of Hose usally $50 for eveything.
Your looking at around $275 for a complete kit but I have ran the same pump in 4 different cars with no problems (around 50 races) Plus you can by different valves to change the flow of the fluid which in turn speeds up or slows down your steering.
Hope this Helps

racer17j
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posted January 07, 2005 05:42 PM  
I run the stock stuff and I also use a steering quickner and still don't seem to overheat the power steering. I recommend using a good racing fluid or even synthetic like Royal Purple. I think that is what is in mine right now. Speedway has a nice bracket to mount the stock pump rather than trying to use the stock brackets. I think it is like $30.

BIGDADDYBOZ
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posted January 07, 2005 07:27 PM  
I'm gonna try the stock stuff this year got a bracket to mount it to my double humps.

rfb320
Dirt Maniac

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posted January 07, 2005 07:44 PM  
I also run the stock stuff on 84 cutlass with 30% pullys and never no problems. I turn about 6500 most nights.

hobby10k
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posted January 08, 2005 04:04 AM  
well see the guys that are running the race pumps that had the problems added a cooler to the set up and fixed the problem, some just went back to stock.

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Whitelightning
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posted January 08, 2005 04:53 AM  
Thanks all I will try the stock pump and go from there thanks again

redneck bubbas racing
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posted January 08, 2005 10:43 AM  
Theres nothing wrong with a stock system. I take an old pump and cut the neck off. I them attatch this to the pump I'm using with a peice of hose. This keeps it from spitting fluid out. A small cooler will aslo help. Ford used a double llop cooler on most of the 70's products, freebie from the junk yard.

bubba0six
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posted January 09, 2005 08:19 PM  
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Originally posted by redneck racing:
Ive ran the stock power steering before with no problem just make sure your pulleys are lined up I prefer no power steering though because it does pull horse power from the car, I use a 3/8 tube or so and connect the two lines together, although I am going to try running a line off of my trans cooler to the pump to see how that works. Eddie
you want to elaborate on this for me?


    

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