THANKS everyone. I bypassed the Helm
Control and connections to the autopilot pump
with two 1/2 inch hydraulic hoses. Oil
all over the engine
room. I'm now in the process of filling oil
back and burping air.
The run from the helm pump
to the RAM is in 1/2 inch ID copper pipe with the "Helm Control" and TEEs to the autopilot
pump in the middle. Connections = Imperial flares.
The local GreenLine store made up the 1/2" hoses with 1/2" Imperial male flare fitting for ~C$70.00 .......... getting everything out and hoses in was heroic effort ...
LOL - something I've learned is: a 1/2 inch hydraulic hose has a 1/2 inch ID .... however a 1/2 inch Imperial flare has a 3/8 inch ID. Add $10.00 for flare adaptors.
Back to filling and burping tomorrow.