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Old 02-02-2010, 02:39 PM
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Yep! Hands down, you nailed it, Ken. Great documentation, too. It couldn't be clearer, that's exactly what Claude has. Thanks for the heads-up on the oil pan 'washers' too. I've learned a lot from this thread.

For sure, you have a Lincoln motor (as you stated earlier), Claude.

Take the water hoses off before water ruins the pump. That explains why it didn't leak when you disconnected the hose; this is a positive displacement pump. Without fluid, it will emit a growling noise. With fluid, it outputs serious pressure (which explains the high pressure hydraulic line). You can put a reservoir just about anywhere and still use this for your power steering. Might as well, it elliminates one squealing belt and looks cleaner. - Dave
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:30 PM
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Ken, Dave and Carl,
Kens right. I finally found and talked to a mechanic that worked for Mercury/Lincoln in the 60's and he told me it is a 430. He said that he is not sure of the two exact years but he thinks in 63 and 64 or 65 Lincoln put a crank driven PS pump in some of the the Continentals. He can't remember why they quit using it but he said they had problems and were prone to leak and maybe thats why. He told me since I had already built the bracket and hooked up the PS with a belt that I should probably keep it, which I think I'll do. Thank god for old mechanics. I think this guy is in his 70's and its going to be a sad day for us all when the only people we can rely on for information wont know anything if they can't look up on the computer. I want to thank you all for your help. Now to get the top working.
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:33 PM
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Question isn't that the P/S pump hose???

all I see is the P/S hose at the power steering pump.. mounted on the crankshaft.
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:38 PM
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Default 1958 Mercs used a crank driven pump also.

no belts to mess with and wear out, were very quiet,
my 58 merc witha 383 had crank driven pump. always tried to figure out a way tto use it as the engine oil pump when we ran the 383 in our 1958 Mercury stock car raer.
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