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Old 07/31/2007, 08:45 AM   #1
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Power Steering HP Hose Meltdown

The HP PS hose on my 289 is touching the header when I turn and has melted through. I just purchased a new hose and wonder if I'm missing a bracket or insulator to keep these two parts apart. Thanks very much for any assistance... teej
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Old 07/31/2007, 09:07 AM   #2
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The HP PS hose on my 289 is touching the header when I turn and has melted through. I just purchased a new hose and wonder if I'm missing a bracket or insulator to keep these two parts apart. Thanks very much for any assistance... teej
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There is a bracket and 2 rubber type straps. Hope this is what you're looking for
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Old 07/31/2007, 09:38 AM   #3
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I had the same problem w/ the CS clone. The standard bracket didn't work because of the shape & placement of the headers. We had to use steel braided lines and do some creative tie-wrapping to get it to work Make sure you have someone observe while you cycle the steering "stop to stop" so the lines don't touch the exhaust during a turn...

I'm thinking of replacing the headers w/ stock manifolds... All I seem to do is melt plug wires, PS hoses & develop exhaust leaks about every 3 months...

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Old 07/31/2007, 09:40 AM   #4
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Thank you very much! That is exactly what I was looking for. Previous owner installed larger headers thus minimizing available room. They removed the bracket and rubber straps (are those stock?) and did not make any provision.
Have a great day and thanks again for the quick response; with pictures!
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Old 07/31/2007, 09:42 AM   #5
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Thank you very much! That is exactly what I was looking for. Previous owner installed larger headers thus minimizing available room. They removed the bracket and rubber straps (are those stock?) and did not make any provision.
Have a great day and thanks again for the quick response; with pictures!
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Yes these are stock original items.

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Old 08/01/2007, 10:05 AM   #6
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Do the Mustang aftermarket places sell the rubber strap that holds the PS hose away from the exhaust manifold? I always thought that item on my car was something the previous owner rigged up...I guess because it looks like a piece of a tire that was cut into a strip.
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Old 08/01/2007, 12:15 PM   #7
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Do the Mustang aftermarket places sell the rubber strap that holds the PS hose away from the exhaust manifold? I always thought that item on my car was something the previous owner rigged up...I guess because it looks like a piece of a tire that was cut into a strip.
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...Indeed, and after years of oil contamination & heat - they tend to evaporate when you have to disturb them...

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Old 08/01/2007, 01:30 PM   #8
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I'm not sure if this is the same thing but NPD sells this

3A672 STRAP, PS Hose
67-70 Rubber w/steel rivet, holds hoses at control valve
.................................................. .3A672-1 6.00

I can't locate the number (3A672) in the diagram though

See attached for the catalog page...
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Old 08/02/2007, 11:35 AM   #9
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Thanks for the info from NPD, Rich! I'm going to order the missing parts. I just installed the new HP hose last night and was amazed at just how little "wiggle" room there is down there. You couldn't squeeze a tortilla between the fitting and the pitman arm one way or the fitting and the fender well the other... Now to address the final leak.
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Old 08/02/2007, 12:38 PM   #10
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Thanks for the info from NPD, Rich! I'm going to order the missing parts. I just installed the new HP hose last night and was amazed at just how little "wiggle" room there is down there. You couldn't squeeze a tortilla between the fitting and the pitman arm one way or the fitting and the fender well the other... Now to address the final leak.

As far as the 2 rubber type straps, you could make your own with black hard rubber, made to look like the pictures above.

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Old 08/15/2007, 12:40 PM   #11
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I'm not sure if this is the same thing but NPD sells this

3A672 STRAP, PS Hose
67-70 Rubber w/steel rivet, holds hoses at control valve
.................................................. .3A672-1 6.00

I can't locate the number (3A672) in the diagram though

See attached for the catalog page...
I called NPD today to inquire about the strap in the picture above. The one listed here (3A672) is the strap for the hoses next to the ps control valve. The strap that connects to the lower shock tower is apparently not available. A custom one made from tire rubber might be the only way to produce it.
Any other ideas?

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Old 08/15/2007, 02:53 PM   #12
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I have seen the use of tire at MCA shows, and it looks fine. I had to ask to know what it was. The judges didnt say anything about it either. Casey

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Old 08/16/2007, 03:04 PM   #13
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PS Hose routing

I had the same problem when I installed the HiPo exhaust manifolds on my 289. The solution was to route the PS hoses like they do on big block cars (and '67 Shelby GT-350's). The hoses are routed under the pivot point for the lower control arm. There is a bracket you have to mount, and the hoses are different than for a small block install. As I recall, I had to do a certain amount of heating / bending of the metal section of the high pressure hose that attaches to the power steering pump. Don't know if I got the wrong hose, or if the outlet on my PS pump is not right.

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