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Re: Power steer pump cap
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2006, 07:47:17 PM »
This one looks like it was partialy painted:



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Re: Power steer pump cap
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2006, 07:48:11 PM »
These were both natural - not removed from Camaros.
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Re: Power steer pump cap
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2006, 02:16:25 AM »
This nos one looks correct unpainted from the manufacturer, quoted as grp 6.635  pn 5690846 for a variety of chevy's including 67-69 Camaro and 63-69 Corvette.
Of course, what happened on the assy line with regard to paint or no paint is another story. Perhaps the pump assembling was outsourced to a couple of places with one paintng the cap and the other not?
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Re: Power steer pump cap
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2006, 02:18:43 AM »
hmmm....then there's the different colored plastic of the level indicator...

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Re: Power steer pump cap
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2006, 04:03:13 AM »
That is the first short one I have seen with the white plastic stick.
Usually the ones for the taller pumps have had that color stick. Interesting.


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Re: Power steer pump cap
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2006, 04:46:24 AM »
I have seen a few unpainted caps. Not common (IMO) and they stand out.

Every 69 cap I've seen has been plastic (also via junkyarding). :) There also different lengths of the stick on the cap. Didn't realize that til recently....
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Re: Power steer pump cap
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2006, 02:01:03 PM »
All the way back to the original question:  I think, 5690846 for a 68... But it would be great if Ed or someone could verify.
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Re: Power steer pump cap
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2006, 03:52:18 PM »
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There also different lengths of the stick on the cap. Didn't realize that til recently....
Are the different lengths you note just for 69's? Are there just two different lengths and do you know what the lengths are?

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Re: Power steer pump cap
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2006, 08:39:56 PM »
According to NCRS. The metal cap was used through mid 1969.
After late June or so - they went to the plastic caps.

NCRS is usually right on with this stuff. I have to believe that the Camaro was exactly the same.

The longer stick was used for the taller pumps used in the full size cars.

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Re: Power steer pump cap
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2006, 08:48:10 PM »
Mine is black and plastic.  Assume it is original to the car - but no way of knowing for sure.  I don't remember ever seeing a metal cap on a '69.  Then again, i've slept since yesterday as well.
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Re: Power steer pump cap
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2006, 08:54:16 PM »
Maybe they started using the plastic cap earlier on the Camaro.
I don't really know.  ???
But, whenever I saw a plastic cap on a 69, I always just assumed it was replaced.

I guess I could have grabbed a bunch of those over the years. :(

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Re: Power steer pump cap
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2006, 05:26:43 PM »
I have an original oct (68) 69 with the original black plastic cap.

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Re: Power steer pump cap
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2006, 05:42:59 PM »
So then are we saying that the Camaros originally came with a plastic PS cap in 69?
Are we sure? That would mean the Corvettes are different. ???

Does anyone have a picture of the exact writing on the top of an original 1969 plastic cap?
What would make the old one different then the current cap available from GM now?
« Last Edit: May 18, 2006, 05:44:33 PM by Pacecarjeff »

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Re: Power steer pump cap
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2006, 06:13:30 PM »
Not the best picture as this is cropped and enlarged from a picture of my engine prior to rebuild in 2005.

Wording says (corrected as per JohnZ noted):

"Use Approved Fluid"
"FIll to Proper Level"

This cap has always been with the car since I purchased it in Nov 1991.  I assume it is original to the car, but I have no way of knowing for sure.
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Re: Power steer pump cap
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2006, 06:42:31 PM »
Exactly the same cap and wording as my 02D '69 - as in the photo above, it says "Use Approved Fluid", not "Use Proper Fluid".
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