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Racer98
Member
posted January 29, 2004 02:45 PM
Hello, I have a short water pump, and I need a power steering pump that will fit it. I need to know a vechicle that came with it so I can order one at the parts store, any help?


robhbk24
Member
posted January 29, 2004 03:33 PM
i've was fighting it all last season. i have a little bracket that goes to the exhaust to hold the stock metric pump. it is non-adjustable. i buy belts that are a little small then pry them on. once i get this new rearend paid for i'm getting a long waterpump. morel of the story eat the 90 bucks and go get a long one. lol!


udecide66
Member
posted January 29, 2004 05:55 PM
I run the power steering pump off of a Astro Van and the lower pulley off of a Chevy straight 6. It lets your pump sit low and you can run straight off the crank.


robhbk24
Member
posted January 30, 2004 03:54 PM
pickel, what do you use for to mount it to the block, I have a pump from a astro van and a pully from a grand am, I bought from parts store, but what to you use for mounting brackets?


Pickel
Member
posted January 31, 2004 07:57 PM
Go to your local salvage yard and get the brackets and all for your PS pump. It mounts to the lower part of the block just like on a small block Chev. If you can't find one of those find a full size Chev. van with a V-8 in it. That will have everything you need. 80-87 non serpentine belt van.


Ego Racing
Member
posted February 01, 2004 08:25 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Eric Dailey#1:
i've was fighting it all last season. i have a little bracket that goes to the exhaust to hold the stock metric pump. it is non-adjustable. i buy belts that are a little small then pry them on. once i get this new rearend paid for i'm getting a long waterpump. morel of the story eat the 90 bucks and go get a long one. lol!

You can buy water pump spacers to make a short water pump fit a long assembly! They are alot cheaper than a new waterpump.


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