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Power Steering Pipe, Elite 1978

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Hi All, does any one have either a good complete high pressure power steering pipe, the one that runs from power steering pump to the rack, for sale.

Or failing that, does any one have just the solid metal end pipe that attaches to the power steering pump end, that i could buy and get swaged into my rubber pipe??

Regards

Mike

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Apologies if I have misunderstood, but if you have a faulty pipe with the appropriate unions and take it to your local pirtek branch, they can make you a rubber pipe that will fit. Does it need to be metal? why not nice fresh rubber all the way from pump to rack?

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Hi Duncan, It is a slight possibility to do what you say, but the positioning of the pump means not very much room to get a rubber pipe between and at right angles from pump, miss chassis/body, also be out the way of the belts and come across front of crossmember to rack.

The metal pipe that fits to the pump is (was) bent in three different planes, so that it comes out of pump, does a 90 bend, short straight, another 2 bends before it joins rubber pipe so not easy to get new metal one fabricated, Unfortunatly the original is buckled too badly to use.

Phoned Mike at Lotus Bits and he is anticipating having a couple of Elites in onTuesday with power steering, so possibility there, just thought a member may have spare one they wanted to sell.

Otherwise will take damaged one and pump in to Hydraulic hose company we use, and get them to fabricate one.

Regards

Mike

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