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Author Topic:   Pwr Steering Pump, Bracket (in Block)
Dirt Forum Racer

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posted March 30, 2005 08:39 AM  
Looking for folks who have been down this road.

Planning to bolt pwr steering pump to block (got bracket from speedshop for this application). It's "for use w/short pump". We have a long pump w/pulleys that go with it, and the radiator is set out in relation.

My idea is to make two spacers that will space out the bracket from the block when it's bolted on. I also thought that, if that would want to wobble, welding a tab between the spacers, and even bringing out a diagonal support to the far outside corner of the pump mount or even the front header bolt.

Old GM heads, no accessory holes, not going to tap 'em. Not even an option.

I'd rather try the spacer idea to accommodate the long pump/pulleys/radiator location, that than get another pump/pulley set, and then have to cut and relocate the radiator mounts.

We're already using a pretty good length spacer from the pump to the fan, as it is.

Any ideas welcome. Hope that makes sense; difficult to explain without a visual. Thanks much ...

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted March 30, 2005 09:29 AM  
It might be easier to buy a short pump.

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted March 30, 2005 07:49 PM  
just buy the right braket if it is aftermarket pump...they sell a thick one and a thin one..
i run aftermarket pump and long water pump...
hope this helps

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted March 30, 2005 09:19 PM  
Run a short water pump. Buy a corvette late 60's - early 70's pump. Run two belts: Put first belt on to run the crank and the water pump, The next run around crank, water pump, and power steering. Run it this way so if you lose the powersteering belt do to mud getting in the grove you won't lose the water pump. And you can keep on racing but wothput power steering. Hope this helps. I used it and it worked for me.

Dirt Roller

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posted March 31, 2005 08:23 AM  
we have 3 cars with the spacers behind the bracket, we just used washers to get the correct spaceing needed.tighten up bolts and go racing, running that way for years with no problem!!!

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted April 01, 2005 06:51 AM  
Thanks for the replies; we ran 2-groove pulleys on the last motor and are taking the pulleys & pumps from that & putting 'em on this new motor.

Bolted the pwr steering pump up last night with the block-mount bracket and, with a few washers to account for the rib in the back of the pump (right where it contacts the block), the pulley lines up just abut perfect with the back grooves on the crank & water pump pullies. Good deal.

Dirt Full Roller

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posted April 01, 2005 02:09 PM  
how big is that space between the bracket and the block i might have a spacer that would fit. Im running that same setup. Had dad make some spacers for it and have an extra. Let me know if interested


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