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2/28/13 5:38pm - Original Message: 'Power steering cylinder, now pump.'
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Germansville, PA - USA

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1974 Coupe 358ci 4 speed Black w/Medium Saddle interior w/79 custom leather seats

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Mine is leaking on my 74...Cry...rebuildable, buy rebuilt, buy new?
On closer inspection it is the pump leaking....saw seal kits...worth resealing or just go rebuilt/new?

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2/28/13 12:17pm - Reply: 'Re: Power steering cylinder'
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Red Lion, PA - USA

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1974 White 350 Corvette, TH400 Automatic 1972 Tangerine /Go Mango Convertible 383 Stroker, 2004r Automatic

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Dan i have 2 of them here at the house.if you need a used one to rebuild. just let me know and we could work something out on it. Rodney

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2/28/13 12:55pm - Reply: 'Re: Power steering cylinder'
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Equinunk, PA - USA

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1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.

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 Check all hoses first, Less expensive to replace. Clean up all wet areas real good, to find out where the leak is. Remember all that stuff is shy of 40 years old. Any of the raveges of weather and time will harden and deterierate rubber lines. You could try and shorten the clamped line on the pump, just trim and replace end, then retighten and check for leaks. You could always go with a Borgeson system, and be rid of the in between stuff.

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2/28/13 1:54pm - Reply: 'Re: Power steering cylinder'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Am it a leak-leak, or is it just "seeping"? Either way, the cylinders can be rebuild/resealed....not too bad of a job, either. I need to do the one on my '74, too....it's only in the "seepage" stage right now, but it'll only get worse. My control valve was leaking pretty bad, but I put some "snake oil" in it a few years ago, and it ain't leaked a drop since.

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2/28/13 5:56pm - Reply: 'Re: Power steering cylinder, now pump.'
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1981 Blue Ice Met. w/pearl ghost flames TKO500 5speed. LS1 Swap 3.45 Dana 44.

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Like Manchester mentioned...you could just put in a Borgeson system.

I put one in the '81 last summer. No more leaks, faster ratio and smoother steering. No more twitchy steering wheel when you catch those shallow tire ruts in the road cause by trucks. Love it! Thumbs Up


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3/1/13 8:56am - Reply: 'Re: Power steering cylinder, now pump.'
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Equinunk, PA - USA

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1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.

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 I think I would go with a pump. Less hassle, and better fix. "DO" replace the lines since you have the pump off. One shot, two birds, one job. Wink  You'll be happier in the end!

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