Given as much work as is going into Dad's truck (blasting and painting the frame, painting all the body parts, painting or powder-coating the engine parts, and painting all the plastic parts with SEM) I can't stand the thought of having the PS pump spray all over everything. Justification for a Saginaw in and of itself. Not to mention getting rid of the groans. And then there's the slick mount arrangement that I found.
__________________ Rusty: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4 w/a 351M, RV cam, Performer carb & intake, C6, & 3.50's Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads, Weiand intake, Street Demon 750/ZF5/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches 1969 Super Bee awaiting restoration 1950 Chevy 3100 in queue Worst fear: I die and my wife sells my rides for what I've told her I have in them.
My Ranger has a very similar power steering pump to the CII. It never whined before I changed the rack and pinion. But then when I re-filled it and started the truck up, it had a nasty whine. Found a procedure for "bleeding" the air out of the pump, and it helped get rid of almost all of the whine. There's still a little whine at full lock, and I could probably bleed it some more to get rid of that. But it's quiet under normal turns, so I'm happy with that.
1980 Ford F150 4x4 Ranger Lariat -6.6 400 V8/C6/NP208/D44/Ford 9.
2003 Ford Ranger Edge+
-3.0 V6/M5OD-R1/Ford 8.8
The C2 pumps always mark their territory if you turn the wheels with the engine off.
I don't think any amount of bleeding will keep them from whining against the stops.
Seems to be a feature.
Saginaw pumps hhave a larger diameter shaft.
You need a pulley from a v-belt van.
Easier to find the whole setup from one with a carburetor.
Every time I go somewhere I see old vehicles on the roads or in peoples driveways. Usually in decent shape. I don't see rusted out cab corners or fender wells too often here. If I do, they usually came from somewhere else.
1986 Ford F-250 XL 4X2 351W H.O. Weiand Stealth Intake, Comp XE250H Cam, Comp Magnum Rockers. Summit/Holley 600 CFM 4010 4V Carburetor. 130A 3G Alternator. 10.25" Rear With Open 3.55:1. 232,000 miles.
I didn't do anything to the truck, but I moved the parts in the garage. Does that count? I have the trans and driveline still in the garage. I'm trying to make some space.
~Critter The Beast 81 F250 Ranger Lariat 408(M block) Ol' Blue 04 Nissan Xterra Desert Runner Project
10 Explorer 4X4 <- Wife's (the only 4X4)
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