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does anyone know the fitting type, size, thread pitch ect, of the hose from that goes from the steering box to the wiper motor, im wondering if i go to the local hydraulic shop maybe i can have them make up a hose cheaper than buying one online and get the car back on the road before the weather actually gets colder
I may have a good used one if that is of any help . If I have it , no charge other than mailing it to you .
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I may have a good used one if that is of any help . If I have it , no charge other than mailing it to you .
that would be AWESOME! let me know OUR5T8BIRD thankyou
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that would be AWESOME! let me know OUR5T8BIRD thankyou
Found one . The harder part may be to find a box to put it in . Will be a fun job changing it . Let me know where to go from here . You can send me your phone number by PM if you wish .

Great to see the younger generation getting involved with these older cars .
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got the hose OUR5T8BIRD was generous to offer us installed yesterday. ( thankyou again )

what a pain. getting the old one out was pretty easy, loosened the fitting at the steering box with a box wrench then when i had it backed all the way out by hand i put a rubber glove over it to catch the fluid while i worked on the other end.

once it was removed I fed the replacement back in an attached at the steering box then fought with the wiper motor end, got it started by hand but it didn't feel right so i backed it off ( didnt want to cross thread it ) then it took me 30 min to get the dam thing started again. ended up pulling the hose back out to recompare it to the original, reconnected the original to make sure i wasn't loosing my mind ( without fishing it back into place ). FINALLY after disconnecting it at the steering box i was able to fight it to start at the other end then wrestle it to thread at the steering box.

i snugged up all the fittings filled the power steering pump with fluid, started the car while it was iding i re checked the power steering and transmission fluid level, added as required then we went for a cruise down the river happy to report no leaks!


we have started talking about buying a different car for next year something that accelerates hard and fast ( and prettier paint or already painted with lots of go fast parts readily available ), we have been watching classifieds and online and we both knew it was coming but maybe not so soon..


thinking about starting at $8000 CAD if anyone knows someone looking in MI or ONtario
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monday was the last day of our thunderbird adventure, had a guy come look at it and make a cash offer.

sitting waiting for his flat bed to take it away:
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empty lonely garage:
https://scontent.fybz1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...ad&oe=5A9928F6

but it was short lived, my wife found this online and we went and picked it up yesterday 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS:
https://scontent.fybz1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...b4&oe=5A6E84BC

https://scontent.fybz1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...c5&oe=5AAFB323


its been fun here and learning about thunderbirds, but the reality was making it pretty inside and out was just more than we wanted to spend! i told the new owner about you guys so hopefully he comes by some time.
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Welcome to the Monte Carlo family. Hopefully you'll keep in touch and the new owner will join us.

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I'll leave the bookmark in my top bar for sure, do the photo links work or does it make you sign in?
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The photo links work fine.

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