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Unread 10-02-2011, 09:03 PM   #1
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Power steering question

K, so I did a 4.3 v6 conversion and I'm at the point where I'm putting everything back on the engine. So I have a cooktops question for those that have done the v6 or chevy 350 v8 conversion. Do I use the power steering pump from the original jeep or do I use a chevy power steering pump. I wasn't sure if there would be pressure differences. I know the old pump needs replaces because prior to the build there was no power steering and the master cylinder set up seemed ok so I'm guessing it's the pump. Below is the specs if that helps.

Chevy 4.3 liter v6 with vortex
4 brl carb intake with carb
Th350
Dana 300
3 core aluminum rad with trans cooler
No air conditioning

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Unread 10-02-2011, 09:19 PM   #2
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run the chevy pump, jeep used general motors steering pump, probally the same pump different pulley.....
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Unread 10-03-2011, 05:27 PM   #3
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yes keep the one on the 4.3...

just need to make sure you have a PS gearbox that is set up for o rings (newer) and not flairs (older).
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To reiterate for the 1,067th time, when towing...
remove rear axle, xfer in N, trans in 5th, remove neg batt cable, key to Run and go??
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Unread 10-03-2011, 05:37 PM   #4
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He could get custom lines from Napa. They are usually cheaper..
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Unread 10-03-2011, 07:22 PM   #5
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I'm pretty sure it's flairs on a 80 cj7 box. Info on the napa ones would be helpful
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Unread 10-03-2011, 07:23 PM   #6
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I'm pretty sure it's flairs on a 80 cj7 box. Info on the napa ones would be helpful
Your correct for 1979 back. 1980 forward its o-ring
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Unread 10-03-2011, 07:25 PM   #7
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These guys have some cool upgrades so you can use the o-ring: http://www.agrperformance.com/Off-Ro...erformance.htm

Good reference thread here too: http://www.offroaders.com/info/tech-...ct-cj7-agr.htm

P.S. I am looking at upgrading my steering is how I found this stuff.
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Unread 10-03-2011, 07:28 PM   #8
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My gear box is good. I'd rather spend the money on something else. Like a good tbi setup
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Unread 10-03-2011, 07:30 PM   #9
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Sure I gotta do something there too myself sooo many upgrades to do weeeeeeeeeeeee!
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Unread 10-04-2011, 04:32 PM   #10
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wow dont know how hard it would be to bring up to speed but you could probally get an injected manifold from a blazer and get yourself a stand alone ECU and you'd be set....

THe guys out on s10forum were a big help when it came to some of my 4.3 problems...
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To reiterate for the 1,067th time, when towing...
remove rear axle, xfer in N, trans in 5th, remove neg batt cable, key to Run and go??
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Unread 10-04-2011, 10:36 PM   #11
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I have the tbi manifold. Need the FBI and computer with harness. Pick and pull should take care of it I would think.
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