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What axle for power steering coversion?

Posted By apowalski Saturday, November 13, 2010 4:50 PM
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Im always looking in yards for cool old stuff.  What should I look for to convert my 53 Kw CD523 to hydraulic power steering? currently has a 335 in it now for power.     Something of a cool note on this truck is that it has the department of the interior tag on the dash that indicates it was purchaced to build the Alaska highway.  Thanks, AdamP
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 Posted Saturday, November 13, 2010 6:24 PM
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You don't need to change axles to have power steering.

I can't get anymore out of it, I've got both sticks hot clear up to the knobs allready.
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 Posted Saturday, November 13, 2010 7:57 PM
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truck mighta been involved with repair and maintanence

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...but

..i kinna dought it had much ta do with the actualle ;;buildin;; of the alaska highway[Alcan hwy]

......considerin that it was initially began and finished durin WW2

.....[finished ta the point of passable anyway]


jim k tomer .......the altar boy
Eddy Lucast
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Jim,

Questions,

Is it possible the truck is older than the title? Could the truck have received its first title when the Feds sold it or was some kind of company set up to oversee the construction? I don't know how that stuffs done.




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 Posted Sunday, November 14, 2010 3:30 AM
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Adam,

Like Aaron said, you dont need to change the axle.Take a look in the Parts and Services section of the forum, look under Steering and Suspension.You'll find outfits that offer everything for power steering conversions, as well as air steering parts if you want to go that way.John
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Tundra,

I agree with you that it was probably for maintenace. I think it is cool that the truck was bought when we were a territory and its still here in Alaska.

I also have a "52 Oshkosh W703 that has the dept of defense plaque that spent it's life at Fort Greely wich is south of Delta Junction. She's got a one way blade, since I work up north on the slope I only get to plow once or twice a winter.

AdamP.
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if one were ta doa web search on the alcan hwy regardin /the correspondin pipelines/landin strips [fer the lend/lease programs] etc ........

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its pretty amazin what they did ...and ,,,how they did it it ....esp in sucha short amount a time

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....there lottsa landfill sites along the alcan that have lottsa stuff thats buried along the route

....after they got done in WW2...

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...mosta it [the const equip] was buired.....soma the airfreilds still exits ...and somea the pipeline stations still exist ta this day...

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...therer;s been some stuff bought it on broadcast on the history channel /etc

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...most ever thing i seen bought it showed little single axle ;;gas pot;; normal issue .....trucks that were involved durin initial construction

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.....BTW...... mosta the construction was done by african/american troops [least ways the grunt work]

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...back then ......they gave the ;;;hand shovels;; ta them and the few outhers had the ;;;luxhery;; a runnin the moterized equipment

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the construction was ;;fast tracked;;; after the japinees  ocuppied nisku and attu [on the alution islands....which was the first time that american soil had became occupied durin war]]

.....the alcan construction was built from both ends .....and they met in the middle at ;;soldier mountain ...

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...its truley an incredible story.....and one thats forgotten in history....and not much talked bought

....[as well as the aluetion campain]

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.however a task like that could be done in sucha short amounta time is still amazin ta this day

.....as well as most all the stuff that was done durin WW2


jim k tomer .......the altar boy
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Now Jim the crooks need to conduct a study that may cost as much time and money as the project would in the first place and then they set a date to start the job a few years later when its done with runaway cost.

glenn akers
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 Posted Monday, November 15, 2010 8:29 AM
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Adam, as John mentioned, an air assist was an aftermarket option for power steering but I wouldn't recommend it. We put one on a mid '50s  heavy Sterling low bed tractor with 1200-24s and when you were in a tight spot and steering a lot you would use up all the air and the spring brakes would come on just when you need it the most. Vickers made a nice hydraulic one that mounted in the drag link. It would be relatively easy to hook up. I know Dodge and some of the others used a control valve in the drag link and a hydraulic cylinder hooked to the tie rod. That was even easier. Another option would be to find a PS box like a Ross or Saginaw and adapt it to your frame. Truck crane carriers like the Lorain 550 and 790 and more used a nice one in the drag link.

 


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Tundra,

I have photos taken in and around one of the work camps. Middle of the winter and they were living in the typical military canvas tents. My grandad worked out of the town of Tok.




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