More Civic stuff.
It turns out airline fittings are the perfect thread size/pitch for a DC2 steering rack lower union..
I'm running no power steering with what was originally a power steering rack so I needed to loop it out to allow the pressure from either side of the piston to be transferred to the opposing side while keeping out the rain/dirt and generally preventing making my steering feel crap.
I had the DC2 upper union so that was no problem. Was finishing up re-sealing one of my wheels/tyres, and thought the airline end of the inflated looked very close to that of the rack... it fits.
Add a little ATF for lubrication, two jubilees, a length of hose and the jobs done.
I plan to source another rack to fully dismantle in order to remove all internal components related to making it a power steering rack for a more perminent solution: i.e. Remove rack piston, diverter valves/unions, pack with grease and rebuild.
My bonnet and bumpers should be here tomorrow.. the only remaining pieces left!
Cooking on gas now
Cabinets restored, chrome, polish and zinc plating back, a huge pile of parts coming tomorrow and the amp and power supply being worked ready for me to collect next week Should be up for sale by April which would be awesome!