well- it's raining pretty steady, and my "shop" has no roof, but i had to do it.
i cleaned the tools and other debris out of suzi's engine compartment, put steering fluid in the reservoir(a little more than a pint?), and started her engine.
nothing broke or sprayed fluid.
i turned the steering wheel back and forth.
still nothing seemed to break, and still no fluid sprayed.
the belt stayed on.
the wheels tuned like they should.
i think suzi the psychic will be pleased with this one.
i have to wait 'till it stops raining(or put the rear window up) before i can road test, but i see no problems.
i'm not keen on my funky reservoir mount(embarassing- hence no pic.), and may use that as an excuse to add a power steering cooler and relocate/remount the reservoir at that time.
i came inside to dry off, have a beer and celebrate.