||04-15-2013 10:50 AM
Anyone out there familiar with Chevy 454's?
I recently added a new toy to my driveway, a 1972 Chevy Custom Deluxe 3/4 ton. It has a late 70's 454 in it with a TH400 auto. It has a power steering setup like I've never seen before. Because the alternator and power steering pump are on the same side of the engine, there is no fluid reservoir at the pump. Instead, there is a hose that runs to a separate reservoir attached to the fender. The reservoir is metal and painted black, and has a radiator style cap on it with no dipstick. My question is, how do you know where the fluid level is supposed to be?
At first I thought this was some kind of patched together work, but I saw a truck similar to mine for sale online, that also had a 454, and had the exact same power steering setup. Someone out there must know the answer to this....