Okay, building an 800 up. It's got a travelall D44 going in up front and I want to ditch the stock manual steering. I was going to adapt a power steering pump and box off of a Jeep, but decided it isn't worth it. Stock PS stucks on rocks anyway, so I'm just going to get a ram and orbital valve (excuse me - "hydrostatic steering unit") and go that route for full hydro. Not like it's ever going to cruise the freeway anyway
So, I need to mount up a pump on the 196 to drive the ram. Anybody know of a source for the stock PS brackets -aside from a junkyard of course? Anybody fab one up and have drawings/part #s/etc? What about something else that will bolt in? (or will with a little fabrication) Would using the stock PS pump and bracket provide enough pressure/flow? Should I pursue another avenue in terms of pumps etc?
Reason I ask is that it seems the Saginaw P type pumps are a beefier/beeter unit and I'm wondering if anyone ever put on on a 196. The engine runs pretty sweet and for the time being, I don't want to swap it out so don't even start with the smart ass V8 comments okay? :flipoff2: