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#1 GVfirebird

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Posted 4 weeks ago

I am going hydroboost on the Bird.

-Does anyone just sell the pre-bent steel fittings for the power steering high pressure hose?

-I want to have a hose company crimp the fittings to the correct length hose.

 

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Posted 4 weeks ago

Anything with just the fittings or perhaps a right-angle bend are available at fittings shops, but if you have any pre-bent hard line, you need to make your own or strip a stock item if it suits, and add your own hose.



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Posted 2 weeks ago

Thank you. I went to the hose shop and they sold me an adapter for the factory pump line that my buddy in going to TIG weld, then I can use an AN adapter for the hose to H-boost. Really tight between the pwr steering pump and engine.

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Posted A week ago

Well it looks like you solved the problem.  When I bought mine from Performance On Line (POL) they supplied lines and fittings.

 

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Posted A week ago

I called POL in regards to the adapter fitting for rear brake line to their unit. They had the wrong size adapter and said they couldn't help me.

-It's ok because I didn't like the idea of that short tube for the rear brakes to an adapter, so I modified it to work like the original.

-I think that my Firebird (Mfg in mid 1974 but sold as 1975) had some mix/match pieces between the 2 years.

A nightmare trying to figure this out.


lucked out and the local hose shop Parker hose connection hooked me up with some great ideas/lines.

 

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Posted 6 days ago

I had a similar issue with my Hyrdoboost install.  The pump was too close to the block and needed a 90 degree fitting.  I had plunked down the 200+ bucks for the fancy stainless lines with fittings.  

 

The hose shop I went to did not have the fitting I needed.  So, he took the hoses and fittings that I had, cut the fitting off the hose I had and created new hoses.  They are not stainless.  They are rubber.  They are not pretty but as they are rated at 15,000PSI, they are much more robust than the expensive ones I bought.  These are hoses like you would see on an 18 wheeler.

 

Since my car is not a show car, I am more concerned about reliability than appearance, I am ok with this.

 

PS.  Hydroboost is the way to go!   It dramatically improved my braking.






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