Hey Glen my friend, I ACCEPT THAT DARE LOL Ive owned several A, 60, 70 etc with like a Char Lynn unit up on top spliced into the steering shaft THAT TURNED SWEET N SMOOTH N EVEN N EASY as easy and probably BETTER then several factory units I owned (I used to buy n sell two bangers in the seventies n eighties)
Many had an automotive belt driven pump n reservoir and others, of course, the behlen pump on the governor.
A Factory conversion problem is its NOT just the whole pedestal but the in line PS Hydraulic Pump and those lines n fittings etc etc that need swapped out. PLUS so many of the wiper seals and pins in the pedestal need repaired plus an old hydraulic pump leaks n needs resealed.
TO ME ITS SOOOOOOO MUCH EASIER TO ADD AN AUTOMOTIVE BELT DRIVEN PUMP WITH RESERVOIR AND A CHAR LYNN UNIT UP IN THE STEERING SHAFT
But to each their own,,,,,,,,,,
Hope to see you and the family in New York in July