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We are having a hard time finding the correct power steering hose (pressure) for our 73 Vert.  I've ordered about 3 to 4 from Mustang websites but they all comeback wrong.  The machine shop where the engine presently is located also cannot find the correct one as the original hose is worn and the numbers are not legible.  Below are three photos of the connections.  The machine shop indicates the male end to the pump is 3/8 inverted flare.  Can anyone give me an idea of where to go to get the correct hose?

Thanks

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Any place that makes up hydraulic hoses should be able to make it for you. Some auto parts stores still do this or you made need to find a place like Genalco which caters to industrial and construction applications.

73 conv. 460, D0VE large valve heads, Performer RPM manifold, Voodoo 227/233 cam, Holley 950 HP carb, C6 trans, 3.25 trak-loc.

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The pressure hose does not connect directly to the pump, there is an "S" shaped hard line that fits between them. You can find more information about them by searching the forum.

Here's a picture of one at West Coast Cougars

Pressure Line Outlet Tube Assembly - Power Steering - Used for 1971 Mercury Cougar, 1972 Mercury Cougar, 1973 Mercury Cougar, 1971 Ford Mustang, 1972 Ford Mustang, 1973 Ford Mustang at West Coast Classic Cougar :: The Definitive 1967 - 1973 Mercury Cougar Parts Source (cougarpartscatalog.com)

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Hemikiller said:

 They also have the "correct" high pressure hoses as well now for late 72 73's

Geoff.

 I learn something new every day!

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Ok. I've ordered the tube Don C indicated and 'another' pressure tube from NPD.  I'll let you know if this setup works so that others will know.

Dan

 

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Here is the engine that was finally completed.  Just waiting for the power steering hose before it goes back in.  After I removed all of the a/c, I left the mounting bracket and attached a 'Ford' plate.  The plate was originally designed to fit along the top of the a/c compressor, so with the same specifications, it fit perfectly on the compressor based if any one is interested in doing that to theirs.

Dan

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On 1/13/2021 at 12:36 PM, Hemikiller said:

This is almost impossible to find.

Going back a little over 7 years mine was leaking but 73Pony here was able to bend pipe and up to selling my 73 this past Sunday it was working with no leaks for over 7 years. 

So either buy the one from NPD or contact 73Pony.

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I ordered the power steering pipe extension and it should be here by monday, so on tuesday I'll have it down to the machine shop for the final fitting test.  I'll let you know how it goes.

as for the cam, its an Edelbrock Performer-Plus for a 302 (2122) with Edelbrock 1.6:1 rockers (77780), Edelbrock Performer 289 Manifold (21213) and E-Street 5023 cylinder Heads.  Nothing outrages.

 

 

 

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The reason I asked about the cam is if it used the original firing order.  Did Edelbrock say which firing order should be used?  Your engine is wired with the original 302 order in the picture.

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That camshaft comes with the 302 stock 154---- firing order.

 

 

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