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As some may recall, I've been on unemployment since January. I have a complete power steering assembly that was taken off a donor car some years ago, and then thrown as a complete assembly in a box where it sat until I bought it a year ago.

I've had the itch to work on the car for awhile, but can't justify spending any money on it when I havent had a paycheck other than unemployment (30% of what I was making) since the first of May.

Part of me says to just try and bolt it on to see what happens (Picture ugly leaks, screaming parts, etc) that the potential progress would be a morale booster, but another part says to just use the parts as cores and replace it ~$200.

Another thought is to rebuild what I have for ~$100, and another more logical thought says that I don't have the funds to do any of the above, much less pay for gas for a V8...

:shrug:

Opinions?

The power steering is the integral type common to the 72.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TMKVTXCKL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

and the pump is the reservoir type 20-6174:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41926G352FL._SL500_.jpg

Were these known for leaking?
 

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the steering box is the leaky critter, if a resealed unit is 100 bucks or less do that and reinstall the rest as-is.look closely at the seats for the power steering hoses on the pump and steering box. wes
 

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Thanks. I think I'll try bolting the pump on and seeing what happens with the gear. If it doesn't leak right off the bat, I'll proceed further.
 
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