shirley

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About shirley

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  1. install power steering on my 55 olds,rebuilt grear box and rebuilt power steering pump. work great but when driving the car sometimes the steering get real loose and pulls to the right then rights it self and comes back to normal. this all takes place in about 2 seconds. any thoughts? thanks dennis:(
  2. TODD, i have the pressure gauge that you see in the picture it is made by kent moore tools. it shows pressure and rate of flow. you can find them on ebay or if you need to use mine we could work something out? the bench test will let you know if the pump is building pressure and that should be all you need to know. good luck DENNIS:o
  3. You are correct in that O rings come in different sizes & shapes & you must use the correct diameter to make it seal properly. That's why I use flat rubber seals when rebuilding vane operated power steering pumps. I did not miss your obvious point in your first statement. You contridicted yourself when you stated that rubber seals are pretty much un-compressable & that the O ring is flat because it's old & has taken a set. Bob, the only thing I was trying to do was to help this guy out with his problem as it appears that no one has been able to help him. You made me sound unreliable.
  4. SORRY TO TELL YOU BOB BUT IF YOU LOOK IN THE O-RING BOOK O RINGS COMES FLAT ON BOTH SIDES TOO. THEY USE THEM ALOT IN TRANSMISSIONS. SO YOU USE WHAT WORKS FOR YOU AND I WILL USE WHAT WORKS FOR ME. THEY DO NOT GET FLAT BECAUSE THEY ARE WORN. THEY ARE ALREADY A FLAT SEAL TO BEGIN WITH FOR THIS APPLICATION. I'VE REBUILT OVER 50 POWER STEERING PUMPS USING THE FLAT RUBBER SEALS WITH NO LEAKS. THIS WORKS FOR ME.
  5. Hi Todd hey if you find the old o-rings make sure they are flat on both sides. then when you put the unit back together do not put the top reseivor back on put the unit in a vice then fill up the front hole with trans fluid and put your thumb over the high pressure fitting on the back of the pump, then start turning the front shaft with your hand and after 3or 4 turns you should feel pressure and not be able to turn the shaft of the pump anymore now you know you have pressure and the pump will work on the car Dennis and questions you can call me @ work 216-676-2589
  6. Hi, Tod well i can see you are on the right track the problem is with the NEW O RINGS. the two large o-rings between the body of the pump have to be a flat seal in order to work if you have the old seals reuse them they will work and solve your problem. call me and i can give you more info on how to bench test the pump before you put it back on the car 440-884-9411 my name is dennis
  7. anyone needing advice on how to rebuild your power steering pump and to get it working let me know. i have experienced all the major problems that could happen and you will even be able to bench test it without any tools and equiptment just tell me what you have already done to the pump and i will fix your problem on the forum. dennis:o
  8. :rolleyes:does anyone know of a bodyman in the cleveland ohio area that will come out to my shop and mount my skirts on my 1955 olds 88 2door i have a heated shop with a two post lift will pay for a qualify body man.
  9. i bought one from tanks inc with a filler neck measurement of 13.5 hope i can make it work? i can weld so that no problem and i have a 2 post lift. what page in mc master carr is that rubber fuel line hose you were talking about. thanks for reply hope i can get more so i can help other people out with the same problem.
  10. :confused::Dwant to buy a power steering grear box for a 1955 olds 88 does anyone out there have one? must be rebuilt or in good shape thanks please reply.
  11. thats right it does fit into the channel but how do you get the molding in there without destory it.?
  12. what gas tank will fit in a 1955 olds 88 will a tank from TANKS INC WORK?
  13. i have just rebuilt a 1955 power steering pump brand new oil ring gaskets and bearings was sand blasted and powder coated. anyone interested in the pump? give me and offer
  14. does anyone have a power steering grear box for sale to fit a 1955 olds 88?
  15. does anyone know now to put the rubber molding on the j-skirts of a 1955 olds 88?