A clamp on mount is not the best of ideas. There is a lot of power behind hydraulics and if this is a hydro assist setup then the ram will react a little slower then the mechanical linkage. I'd recommend welding two tabs to the tie rod for your ram mount. Also, if it is just hydro assist then there is no need for a double ended ram, actually won't work with hydro assist. Here are my recommendations:
Pump, Howe or PSC
Cylinder, Howe or PSC
Hoses, don't go cheap on this..... if you lose a hose then you lose most of your steering.
Filter, You can get a remote oil filter mount and plumb into that, ONLY use hydraulic filters. Take your remote filter housing to Napa and have them match up a hydraulic filter to your remote mount.
Cooler, I strongly recommend running a cooler, a stacked cooler will do the best. If your fluid gets to hot then the system will start to aerate, not good, you'll lose steering response.
As for how to plumb: #10 (5/8") hose from reservoir to pump. #6 (3/8") hoses from box to ram. On the return line from your box is where you will install the filter and cooler, never put your filter or cooler on the pressure side of your system, only the return side. Make sure all your fitting have nice sweeping bends, not sharp bends as it'll restrict flow.
1981 CJ8 -
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