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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Classic Ford Mustang RHD Power Steering and LHD Rack and Pinion Conversion

We recently completed two full installations of power steering pipes and hoses for Gold Coast Classic Mustangs in Helensvale. 
The first project was completed on a right hand drive conversion and involed the extensive used of Aeroflow fittings. The brief was very concise, "all hoses had to be "Braided Black " and all pipes, fittings and clamps be silver zinc plated or polished aluminium. Thankfully Aeroflow has an extensive range of hose and fittings and we ended up using their 250 series 3000 PSI 250 degree celcius 8.13mm ID Black Braided Teflon hose and polished aluminium 200 series Teflon Hose ends and Billet "P" clamps. 




The second project required fabricating and bending new pipes to match the factory pipes already installed on the new power assited Rack and Pinion steering assembly. 
"Gates" 3/8" ID GPS-188 1500 PSI 150 degree Celsius power steering hose and maching crimp fittings were used in this installation. 

On both projects, the hard piping comprised of 9.53mm OD x 1.63 mm wall Zinc plated cold drawn steel seamless tube manufactured by Stauff Germany. 

For all on site welding of hose adaptors to steel tubes we use MAP gas burners and 45% silver solder, this ensures high strength and smooth finishes.






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