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55 Tony
07-27-2018, 10:54 AM
How well should my factory p/s work with a 70's style pump (off a 1978 Suburban)? It is fine driving but parking is a little hard. I do have a small steering wheel and about 5 positive castor so that makes it a little harder to turn. So is a bit more effort when parking compared to a 70's GM factory car normal or not?

Rick_L
07-27-2018, 11:31 AM
The problem is not your pump, it's the small steering wheel and the caster.

55 Tony
07-27-2018, 11:52 AM
The problem is not your pump, it's the small steering wheel and the caster.

Thanks, that's exactly why I mentioned those two things.

markm
07-27-2018, 12:20 PM
Those pumps work fine with linkage assist style PS, that is how my 1978 Corvette is built.