Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Granite Bay, Ca.
Re: pressure control valve swap 1969
What I did...
I converted over to all metric. Then went down to the local parts place to thumb through catalogs to find a comparable steering hose. Every time I found a picture of something close enough to look at they did not have it in stock. And the ones in stock were just not quite close enough.
So I gave up and went all AN and steel braid. You will need a 16mm and an 18mm adapter for the gearbox and pump. Example at Summit: RUS-648060 and RUS-648080. From Speedway Motors: 6174806 and 6174808. Then you will need high pressure hose and end fittings. Summit only sells the hose in 3' chunks while Speedway sells by the foot, and you only need about 2'. That makes Speedway cheaper. So from Speedway you get to choose between Eaton teflon lined steel braid hose or Aeroquip FC300. Different ends are used on each. I went for the Eaton teflon #6173259 and I used 2x #6172042 90* ends on both ends of the hose and regretted it (those ends are Aeroquip #FBM1122 BTW). It works but is a real pain to get tightened up and clocked correctly to fit. If I were to do it again I would find some way to put a straight fitting on one end of the hose. Total cost was about $50.
1968 El Camino, 402 with TKO