I would like to change over to a alternator, but I have a generator with the Powersteering pump on the back of it. Has anyone done a conversion using a pump from a later Ply or Dodge that would work with my stock steering collium and still align with my belt layout?
Posted 2010-10-12 7:24 PM (#245287 - in reply to #243463) Subject: RE: 55 Dodge powersteering pump conversion
Location: So. Cal
Your best bet is to get an original pump setup from a '57-'58 325 or 315 Dodge motor. That would be the easiest and most straight-forward conversion. However, if you want to get a later model version, you need to use a low pressure pump. Typical pumps from the '60's have too much pressure. You can get a pump from an original rack & pinion application that has less pressure and should work out for you.
You can get GM power steering pump mounts from www.hothemiheads.com that might work, but it probably aligns to a chevy water pump instead of the original setup. It also uses a remote reservoir so I am not sure what that entails.
Posted 2022-07-04 11:38 AM (#622602 - in reply to #243463) Subject: RE: 55 Dodge powersteering pump conversion
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Hello, Yes when I converted to 12 volts/alternator. I had to design a mount to use a small Tuff Stuff p/s pump in as close as possible to stock location which positioned just below the alternator on drivers side. I learned that the Tuff Stuff pump was setup for a GM replacement 1500psi. The Dodge Power-steering was 850 PSI(I learned that after blowing the seals in the steering column. I had to replace the $12.00 pressure valve in the Tuff Stuff pump and rebuild the steering column to $500.00.(Live & Learn)
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