I had power steering issues on my 77 Honcho 401. Since it never left town I put up with the "sometimes I have power steering sometimes I don't issue" It would get hard to turn sometimes like it lost all power, squeal like a stuck hog the other times. I figured it was the pump and one day not long ago I shreded a good condition belt right off it during a squealing event out in the driveway.
So I figure the pump is bad and strip it off the brackets to replace. I eventually traded Red Mistress here for one so I kept my old one near the work bench in the garage. Motor is apart so the new one has not been hooked up yet.
Now comes the screwey part...........
Insert Grandwag85, Sean, into the picture.. He arrives at the house last week with no power steering. I get the pump from a 1976 Honcho that was parted down and we were going to reconfigure it to fit into an International Harvester Truck. Not a big deal just swap out some ports from one to the other and fab up a tension bracket.
Walla...... CornDawg now has power steering
Sean goes on his way. This week I get out in the garage re-arranging some stuff. One thing I picked up was the 1976 power steering pump and the old IH power steering pump. Somehow we got the 77 ( dead pump??) from my Honcho mixed up and that is what got the new fittings and installed in the IH. It works
Is this some "Sean Zone" type thing or could my trouble of been in my steering box and not the pump?
Why would that almost new belt shred off during a screeching event?