jkrell wrote:VintageIronFab wrote:I'm going to try and pick up a couple 5.8 brackets with the saginaw pump/pulley. I can run them through a parts washer a few tunes to get pretty clean - what's the market on something these would you all say?
Glad to be the first (i think) customer on this.
Planning to replace factory pressure line with -6an. Anybody know the fittings needed to adapt -6 to the box and sag pump on the pressure side? From what I read the factory return line should work with Sag Pump conversion. True?
just use appropriate adapters to get the pump and gear from whatever thread they are to 3/8 or even 1/2 NPT (not that you need all the flow from 1/2, but the extra capacity doesn't hurt) and use off the shelf hydraulic hoses.
Don't mix aluminum AN fittings and hydraulic pressure. I know people do it all the time but there's a reason they specifically sell steel 37* JIC stuff and call it "AN" for P/S use.
Adapter fittings don't fail, they might leak but you can fix that in ~10min anywhere with some sealant. If the hydraulic hoses fail replacements aren't exactly difficult to locate.
If you want you can grab the OE P/S cooler, or three at the JY and use a flare union to add them to yours. Just having the hot fluid hang around in 6ft of steel line for a little while can make a surprising difference in fluid temps, even if it's not a "real" cooler.