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Author Topic:   Power Steering Bracket and Pump
Gator Racing Inc
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted May 04, 2003 04:36 PM
HELP!!! I have a dirt sportsman (former ARCA) car. I'm running a 406 w/ 461 heads, for steering the car has a high dollar winston cup steering box, and a Howe Quick Steer attached to steering shaft. My problem is that my heads/block are not tapped for accessory holes. I've been told that the early to late 60's motors used a P/S bracket that used the water pump holes. And I also need a smaller pump w/ resorvoir...(in order to eliminate the need to tap the race ready motor) any information or leads would be greatly appreciated.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted May 04, 2003 05:37 PM
Speedway Motors or Bicknell Racing Products sell a kit that includes your pump, resevior, fittings, mounting brackets (block or head) and hardware. I think its around $200. You just have to get the hoses made to your application.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 128
posted May 04, 2003 08:12 PM UIN: 14464409
the ones with the 3 mounting holes are the ones that will mount to the head, if you have one with 2 mounting holes you use the water pump and mount a bracket off of the front of the header on the first header bolt.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 173
posted May 04, 2003 11:41 PM
man that stinks, that's why I hate using 461 heads that don't have accessory holes. I've never seen a block without them. How hard would it be to make a bracket that picks up the water pump bolts and has the pump located down by where it would be with a block mount.

The only other option I see for you is mounting it on the rearend, which can be a pain, but Pickel seems to like his setup.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 166
posted May 05, 2003 07:11 AM
its not hard to make.i used a small piece of strap bout 1 1/2 long with two holes in it,one for top water pump bolt,the other for the head mount powering steering bracket
and i had a spacer on that around a 1/2
inch with a nut and bolt on it.worked for me.

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