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'65 Beaumont Steering Issue...


Maybe one of you '65 -'67 Beaumont guys have been there, done that already : My '65 power steering pump is now leaking enough to be considered a pain in the azz. Looking at the pulley nut and shaft, I'd say they've been together for a very long time - the pump is old. Can someone tell me the best place to source an affordable new or rebuilt pump ? I've not yet been able to find the right one for my 6 cylinder 230 engine searching online. An option is to convert to manual steering, which is fine by me, but I'd need an A-Body friendly '65-'67 Saginaw 525 manual steering box including the Pitman arm as the PS Pitman is different and won't work. ( So I understand ). 

Anyone been through this issue before ?  Just looking for the best solution.

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call Dave the Tin Man, I would think he would have a good one



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Thx. I'll call him and see what he's got.



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       I'm always amazed at the parts that don't seem to be able to be sourced locally   My local Car Quest can get me anything for old chevrolet chassis (Cdn Pontiac)

 

A C   Delco

36P1430_Primary.JPG Power Steering Pump 
Part Number:  36P1430
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Reman Power Steering Pump
Reman PS Pump w/Reservoir, 1 Per Veh

Per Vehicle: 1; Years: 1965-1966


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427 Carl :

I checked out "Car Quest" on Google - never heard of them before. Seems a pretty large and well organized parts supplier with a whole whack of stores across central and eastern Canada. They don't have a single store west of Ontario, unfortunately. Here in B.C., we do have Lordco which is well established here right across the province. I have a Lordco store about 10 k from me, but their website is lame so I can't find out about specific parts or order online. I have to call, which I haven't done yet but they just may have a PS pump for me that I don't have to ship here myself from the east or the States.

Just wanted to ask the guys on here about their own headaches with leaky steering pumps and how they dealt with the issue themselves.

 



-- Edited by Tenrag on Saturday 12th of March 2016 01:49:11 AM

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427carl wrote:

       I'm always amazed at the parts that don't seem to be able to be sourced locally   My local Car Quest can get me anything for old chevrolet chassis (Cdn Pontiac)

 


You have to remember Carl, not everyone lives in a highly populated area like Southern/South-West Ontario.

You have to be patient and creative finding some parts in lesser populated areas. 



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Pontiacanada wrote:
427carl wrote:

       I'm always amazed at the parts that don't seem to be able to be sourced locally   My local Car Quest can get me anything for old chevrolet chassis (Cdn Pontiac)

 


You have to remember Carl, not everyone lives in a highly populated area like Southern/South-West Ontario.

You have to be patient and creative finding some parts in lesser populated areas. 


in the less populated areas its best to attend local car shows and park beside another car like yours. Oh, don't forget to bring the proper tools for the switch over wink



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Try Rockauto online. Just plugged in 65 Chevelle and they have a AC Delco rebuild with shipping+tax $94.00cnd. They have others cheaper but I try to stay with name brand parts.

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Pontiacanada wrote:
427carl wrote:

       I'm always amazed at the parts that don't seem to be able to be sourced locally   My local Car Quest can get me anything for old chevrolet chassis (Cdn Pontiac)

 


You have to remember Carl, not everyone lives in a highly populated area like Southern/South-West Ontario.

You have to be patient and creative finding some parts in lesser populated areas. 


in the less populated areas its best to attend local car shows and park beside another car like yours. Oh, don't forget to bring the proper tools for the switch over wink


Then there is the "overnight parts dept." wink



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Big Bear wrote:

Try Rockauto online. Just plugged in 65 Chevelle and they have a AC Delco rebuild with shipping+tax $94.00cnd. They have others cheaper but I try to stay with name brand parts.


Thanks - I checked out RockAuto and hit a few links / punched a few keys - they do have the correct pump available. So does that place that 427 Carl mentioned ( CARQUEST ), so now I know where I can get one from a distant supplier. RockAuto is located in Madison, Wisconsin - an online dealer only so we can assume they do online orders quite well. They also ship parts all over this particular planet. CARQUEST has a list of Ontario outlets I could choose from. You guys have been quite helpful, I couldn't nail down the right pump before reading your responses. I'll try LORDCO here first, as they are local and have a huge store just 10k down the road. They just don't have a good website and I haven't picked up the phone to call them yet.

Thanks, Big Bear...and everyone else. I appreciate the leads.



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i've had great experience with Rock Auto. Even with our dollar sucking, their pricing is really low plus fast shipping. I saved money buying from them over our local parts places.

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Pontiacanada wrote:

Then there is the "overnight parts dept." wink

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I remember some of those "department workers" locally back in the 70s. You never knew what your car might be missing in the morning, but you knew whose car to look at later that day. We had "the usual suspects".



-- Edited by Tenrag on Sunday 13th of March 2016 02:09:28 AM

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57 Pathfinder wrote:

i've had great experience with Rock Auto. Even with our dollar sucking, their pricing is really low plus fast shipping. I saved money buying from them over our local parts places.


Thanks for that, 57 Pathfinder - that's great to know.



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should not be a hard find on the coast,betting lordco can get that be a shame to ditch the P/S its getting hard to get that 6cyl P/S brackets and pulleys so keep an eye on it!

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timbuk wrote:

should not be a hard find on the coast,betting lordco can get that be a shame to ditch the P/S its getting hard to get that 6cyl P/S brackets and pulleys so keep an eye on it!


Yeah Timbuck, true. It's not as easy to grab the 6 cylinder stuff anymore as it is to get the V8 stuff that's offered out there. The mounting brackets are different, yup. I'll put my faith in Lordco - we'll see what happens. I really didn't want to ditch the original PS system to be honest - but wasn't sure if I could find what I needed to make the system healthy again. I now think I can do it.



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