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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:42 pm 
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Were there multiple vendors for the 55 Desoto power steering pump ? I was under the impression that Eaton was the sole provider for that year. Can someone confirm or deny this ?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:23 am 
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Ron,

The '55 - '56 parts books shows only one pump p/n for all '55 models. It is the same p/n for all '55 MoPar products. The pump p/n changes for 1956.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:01 pm 
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Where can you find remanufactured pumps for the 55 desoto? Or at least used ones? Been looking for a while now, no luck...


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:56 am 
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Bruce,

Besides scanning eBay, try contacting Russ Frank. He has been advertising '55 parts for sale for some time and may have a used pump. This ad is found by clicking the "Classifieds" link to the left.

1955: N.O.R.S. Voltage regulator, $45. Coil $45. Rotor, $16. Dist. cap, $16. Used amp. gauge, $15. Fuel gauge, $15. Oil pressure gauge, $15. Temp. gauge, $15. Front bumper guard left and right, $25 each. Wiper motor, $30. Convertible wiper arms, $80/pair. Wiper arm bases, $25/pair. Heater or defroster fan motor, $25. each. Hubcaps various conditions, $2.-$15. each. Taillight bezels left and right various conditions, $20.-$60. each. Taillight lenses various condition, $3.-$90. each. Back-up lenses various condition, $8.-$35. each. Front end “V”, $40. Power antenna, $50. Many, many other parts, trim, taillights, etc., contact with your needs. All prices plus shipping. Contact Russ Frank W. 1794 Lake Rd., Mukwonago, WI 53149. Phone 262-642-2190. E-mail des4us@centurylink.net. NDC #255.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:44 am 
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if you already have a pump, Steer and Gear may be able to rebuild it.

http://www.steerandgear.com/

Ron


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:54 pm 
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All - thanks for the feedback on sources and a place for remanufacturing my steering pump!

One more question - it may be a bit off topic but it is part of the steering system - where is the best place to obtain a center link? There are several places and it appears that I would need to send in my old link to be reworked. I would prefer to obtain a reworked one and then send in my old core - I have had too many things lost in shipping and center links appears to be a rare item.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:06 pm 
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Ok (answering my own question) it appears there are no PS center links available from anywhere for a 1955/1956! The only option are remanufacturing services that take 4 weeks and you have to ship your old core for them to reman - and hope it does not get lost or stolen.

The issue I have is the common pitman arm side joint wear. I am contemplating getting the end cut and machined to accept a heavy duty tie rod end - companies for 4x4s make these for jeeps and off-road, just have to figure out the taper used on the pitman arm / enter link joint.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:48 pm 
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>The issue I have is the common pitman arm side joint wear.

Why do you assume that this is 'common' ? I've never read that before.

If you have excessive wear on the pitman arm, just replace it, rather than trying to customize something. How many miles are you planning to drive your car per year ? If it's less than 10000, just replace the pitman arm. It'll probably be good for many years.

Ron


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:50 pm 
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Also, if you can't find a rebuilt center link, you can probably take one off a parts car in a junkyard (they are the same, 55-6 Chrysler and Desoto) and send that in as a rebuildable core.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:16 am 
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Ron,

Here is a used pump on eBay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Mopar-1 ... y7&vxp=mtr

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:29 pm 
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I don't need a pump. But maybe someone else does.

Ron


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:08 am 
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Sorry, it was Bruce Bowling who said he needed a pump. Bruce...here you go:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Mopar-1 ... y7&vxp=mtr


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:46 pm 
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I have an xtra 1955 PS pump/generator to sell, nice condition $150+ shipping from calif
also a good starter $100+shipping
415 2971226


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