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Power Steering Conversion Question

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5/6/7/8' started by Scott G., Jan 13, 2020.

  1. Jan 13, 2020
    Scott G.

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    I have gathered most of the hard to find parts for the passenger side pump setup for the 1973 232 conversion and studied several years worth of posts and pictures. I’m still not clear on the factory routing of the hoses. They obviously route down and across somewhere below and behind the fan, but are they clamped to anything or do they hang freely? The parts manual picture displays a channel bracket but I’m not certain what it attaches to. Any help would be appreciated and a picture would help a lot. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Jan 13, 2020
    timgr

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    I presume you are going with the original pump mounting on the passenger side of the engine? From the parts book, I would assume that the hoses drop down to the passenger side frame rail, forward along the frame rail, and cross to the drivers side along the backside of the front cross member. The parts book lists two plastic straps that tie to the brake line. This has to be the brake line running to the right front wheel along the front cross member, and as I recall ahead of the fan. There are two steel clips to the frame at the steering gear end. It also lists an additional clip which seems not to show on the diagram, possibly to hold the hoses on the passenger frame rail.
     
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    Scott G.

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    Thanks Tim. That seems like the logical way to do it. Lot’s of pictures of the passenger side pump installation but only from the top of the engine. upload_2020-1-13_18-37-11.jpeg
     
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    Scott G.

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    The channel bracket must bolt to the front cross member (10.470-8)
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  5. Jan 13, 2020
    timgr

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    My '74-80 book does not show that bracket. Instead it shows plastic ties (like big zip ties).
     
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    Scott G.

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    I’ll probably use adele clamps. I’d like to make it look as original as possible but have made a lot of compromises on the jeep over the years and this will probably be another one.
     
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    timgr

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    I expect it would not be difficult to duplicate that bracket if you knew what the dimensions were. I would snoop around under the front of your Jeep and see it there are threaded holes present that fit that design. I'd think the drawing shows enough detail to define the bracket, if you knew the spacing of the mounting holes.
     

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