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Old 03-26-2006, 03:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Help with full hydro on a Ford

Ok, couldnt get a reply in the newbie section so i'll try it here. I bought a Charr-Lynn steering valve from surplus center that is rated for 2-4gpm and it is 8.9 displacement, I have a 2.5" x 8" single ended ram, will I be able to operate it with a stock Saginaw pump from a 1972 Lincoln?

I am putting rockwells under a 78 F-250 and will be running 44 to 49 inch ag tires, im sure ill need some turning help. Any help will be appreciated, Dave
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Old 03-26-2006, 04:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Give this a read----->BillaVista's Hydraulic Steering Bible.
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Old 03-26-2006, 06:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have read that a couple times but im not sure what I need to measure on the cylinder or the how to get the flow rate and psi from the saginaw pumps that lincoln and Ford used.
I ordered that valve based on the output of the chevy pumps at about 2gpm so I figured the ford version couldnt be that much different. I'd really like to here from others that have done full hydro and what size valve they used.
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Old 03-26-2006, 06:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I am using a 2" bore 8" inch stroke ram powered of a saginaw and love it. Also using the char lynn. The only thing you might run into with the 2.5" is slower turning speeds or more turns of the steering wheel.
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Thanks, thats what i'm looking for, but do you know what charr lynn valve you are using since they come in a variety of displacements?
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