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52-fan
04-21-2018, 05:01 PM
When I first saw my pickup I noticed the combination generator/power steering pump. When I looked down the side of the engine I did not see a power steering box in the shaded area. Also the truck has a stock type steering column and shifter.
However, my younger daughter was here today and I was showing her the truck. When I was telling her about the combination unit I noticed a hose that disappeared behind the engine. I assumed that the hoses were just dead ends somewhere. After I tracked the hose around to the driver's side it lead me to a power steering box! I thought this thing steered hard just because it has such fat tires. Wow, the hits keep coming. This is actually how I would have tried to install power steering if I was doing it. Up top it looks stock.

StudeRich
04-21-2018, 05:22 PM
That is AMAZING! :!: You gotta wonder WHAT that Steering Box is out of!

It may be a Saginaw from a GM Car, it does not quite resemble a '57 Stude. version, but could be an earlier one.

52-fan
04-21-2018, 06:15 PM
That is AMAZING! :!: You gotta wonder WHAT that Steering Box is out of!

It may be a Saginaw from a GM Car, it does not quite resemble a '57 Stude. version, but could be an earlier one.

My brother has a 1969 Buick box in his 57 Transtar. We will have to compare them. I would like to have a better horn button arrangement, but it will not work as original. Strangely, the horn will blow from a button taped to the turn signal switch or one of those parts store buttons on the right side of the column. I'm not sure yet if they connect to the same horn.

1954khardtop
04-21-2018, 07:07 PM
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Looks like a Saginaw from GM, late '60s to mid '70s. I have one from a '72 Monte Carlo in my '56 Ford F-100.

PackardV8
04-21-2018, 07:10 PM
Wonder what was the last year GM used that PS pump on the rear of the generator?


FWIW, I used a '90s GM Saginaw big car box and the OEM Packard Saginaw PS pump in my Packard powered C-cab.

jack vines

52-fan
04-22-2018, 08:08 PM
Wonder what was the last year GM used that PS pump on the rear of the generator?


FWIW, I used a '90s GM Saginaw big car box and the OEM Packard Saginaw PS pump in my Packard powered C-cab.

jack vines

Joe has a Studebaker type pump on his truck with a Ford lid with a fill cap. I will probably go that route when I add an alternator.

70Avanti2
04-22-2018, 08:24 PM
Saw this same ps/gen setup on a 54 dodge on youtube starting at 9:55.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVDIxDorOag

studegary
04-22-2018, 08:34 PM
I seem to remember that Studebaker used a power steering pump on the rear of the generator in certain rare cases, like 1958 Golden Hawks and Packard Hawks with factory air conditioning. Perhaps someone could look it up - this is from long ago memory (like most of my answers/comments).