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Old 02-02-2012, 12:28 AM
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55 F100 Dual exhausts

I am installing power steering on my truck. Can't figure out how to mount the power steering pump with the existing ugly crossover exhaust manifold. Don't want to spend $400 on ramhorn manifolds but don't know what other options exist.

I may be using the Toyota box but so far am leaning toward adding a power assist which uses my existing steering box. I only mention these two options in case someone knows if either box would make it possible to mount some type of manifold instead of the ramhorn.

The steering project is on hold till I can figure this out so I hope someone has good ideas and experience with this.

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Old 02-02-2012, 09:29 AM
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1955/57 Ford/Thenderbird 292/312 & 1958/62 292 Fords used an Eaton P/S pump. The reservoir mounts atop the pump, but on T-Birds, was remotely mounted on the left fender inner apron, due to hood clearance issues.

All 1960/62 292/352/390 Galaxies, 1963/64 289/352/390 Galaxies with A/C also have the remote mounted P/S reservoir.

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btw: 1955/57 T-Birds w/power brakes use a Hydro-Vac P/B booster, mounts on left fender inner apron. Same reason as remote P/S reservoir...hood clearance.
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For at least 1955/56, Y-blocks in Fairlanes were dual exhaust. They sell them on EBay daily. So, you won't need to change the power steering pump at all. Jag
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For at least 1955/56, Y-blocks in Fairlanes were dual exhaust. They sell them on EBay daily. So, you won't need to change the power steering pump at all. Jag
Some were single, some were duals, cuz duals were an option.
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Sorry ND, but I have to disagree. All Fairlanes with a V8 were dual exhaust. I would agree with the optional status for the Mainlines and Customlines. Jag
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Sorry ND, but I have to disagree. All Fairlanes with a V8 were dual exhaust. I would agree with the optional status for the Mainlines and Customlines. Jag
'49/59 car parts catalog lists the same exhaust inlet/outlet pipes for all 1955/56 V8 Fords with single or duals, Fairlane isn't specified. The only exception are V8 Sunliners (ragtops), all came with duals.
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Doesnt matter either way, The car manifolds for duals will not clear the steering box on the trucks. Its either rams or headers
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Thank you guys. Anyone know if there are some ramhorns around that go for less than $400?
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Ramhorn availability

Thank you. I knew about this option and think I'm going to go with them since I haven't found any better option after looking a long time.
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Thank you. I knew about this option and think I'm going to go with them since I haven't found any better option after looking a long time.
I personally think the look pretty cool too, so I think they are a great option.
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I have seen duals on a 55 pickup with a second passenger side manifold turned around and installed on the driver's side. This puts the outlet at the front of the engine pointing down. Kinda weird, but it worked. I don't know if this would help your power steering issue at all.
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dual exhaust

I have seen this done and while it looks better than using the original driver's side manifold and looping a pipe forward toward the radiator then down and to the back, the way you are suggesting still puts the exhaust pipe at an angle that interferes with the power steering pump.

I have begun to read about electric power steering pumps and would ask if anyone knnows anything about this as an option.

Thanks, guys, for your responses.
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I saw another post about Thunderbird exhaust that can be used, i cant find it now?
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