Houseboat hydraulics - any help in identifying older hydraulic pumps?
Hydraulic Pumps - Jeffboat houseboat hydraulic pump housing
We need help to identify and to rebuild a hydraulic pump from a 1967 Jeffboat houseboat with a wide block Chrysler marine 318.
The pumps hydraulics go to a small servo on the shift linkage. There's also a water cooling side to the pump, and a 1/4 soft copper tubing coiled up inside the hydraulic housing. This is what we need to replace (it burst from freezing over the winter).
The copper tubing must be brazed into the pump housing, propane torch wouldn't melt the brazing so it's definitely not soldered. (I think the housing is aluminum but not 100% sure, there's no corrosion on it at all).
Any idea's how the copper was "brazed" ? oh, and the proper name for this pump? :)
Thanks for any help, Dave, NY. Reply - Answer
Well Dave, sorry to hear about your hydraulic pump problems. If we could identify the manufacturer, that would be a big help in getting it repaired.
I am wondering if it is a Wagner Steering Hydraulic Pump? You can have a look at their site, www.wagnersteering.com and see if you can source the model number.
Another option, is hopefully one of our readers has some knowledge of the Jeffboat houseboats and can name the manufacturer of the pump?
As a last alternative, maybe you can take the damaged piece into a welding shop and see if they can weld you a new copper tube to the housing?Lastly
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Thanks again for sharing, IAN from all-about-houseboats
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