I took my first test drive a few weeks ago only to realize there was no way to hear or tune the engine because the power steering was screaming like a school girl. So with less than a mile under our belt it was back to the driveway to remove both the power steering pump and box. Let me just say removal was a pain mostly due to the size and weight of trying to maneuver around everything and get it out to the ground. It was one thing to unbolt it, it was another to get it out on the ground.
I wish I would have taken photos of my power steering units as I took them off. They were big time greasy and nasty before I had them rebuilt from Weller Truck Parts in Grand Rapids Michigan this week. I called to inquire if they could rebuild my old parts and Nick the counter guy stated, I don't know, bring them on over. Once at Weller, Nick took a quick look and said no problem. I'm not going to say it was cheap but they turned them around in 24 hours all cleaned up with a new coat of paint.
Looks like I'll be busy this weekend