Chevy C10 Pickup - Power Steering Perfected - Tech
From the old belt, he knew...
From the old belt, he knew what size the new belt should be. Jason gave the old one to the truck's owner before concluding the installation project for the day. Remember, we had to wait for the correct rag joint.
As promised, the rag joint...
As promised, the rag joint arrived the next day. Jason confirmed that it fit the power steering box.
Prior to installing the box...
Prior to installing the box and fastening the rag joint to the steering shaft, he held the components in place to make certain they fit properly.
Jason attached the rag joint...
Jason attached the rag joint to the steering shaft.
He inserted the spline end...
He inserted the spline end of the power steering box into the rag joint...
...and tightened the three...
...and tightened the three bolts that hold the power steering box to the frame.
Jason removed the old pitman...
Jason removed the old pitman arm.
The new Rare Parts pitman...
The new Rare Parts pitman arm went in place much more easily than the crusty old one came out.
Being careful not to cross...
Being careful not to cross the threads on the hydraulic lines, Jason attached the line-fitting ends in the power steering box.
He did the same with the lines...
He did the same with the lines for the power steering pump/reservoir.
With the belt around the pulleys...
With the belt around the pulleys and adjusted to the proper tension, Jason added power steering fluid and took John's truck for a road test. We can attest to success, as we see John's '74 in the office parking lot and on the road much more than we did before the Borgeson power steering system was installed. Look for more progress on the '74 Shortbox Chevy in upcoming issues of CCT.
Borgeson Universal Co.
Rare Parts, Inc.
621 Wilshire Ave.