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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 09, 05:03 AM Thread Starter
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Question Power steering pump bracket not fitting

Swapped my 86 350 block for a 76 block 4 bolt main, The harmonic balancer is bigger on the 4 bolt thus not letting the pump bracket fit. Going in my 68 RS. Is there an aftermarket that would work ? Thanks

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 09, 09:15 AM
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You can grind the bracket you have or buy a different bracket. Do you know what Frame mounts are in your car ? With a larger 8" balancer you will need the 350/302 frame mounts or the balancer will hit the stock sway bar. If you have a larger, aftermarket bar you will need to shim the bar down. You could also switch the balancer's from engine to engine !

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 09, 04:26 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Power steering pump bracket not fitting

Tom -
so exchanging the balancer will not effect the way the eng. runs ? I was afraid of vibration.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 09, 08:29 AM
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A larger balancer will absorb more vibration. You may want to check with a more qualified engine person, but it has been done many times. You might consider a new aftermarket balancer, of the smaller diameter. If the engine was a 400 (externally balanced) you could not swap the balancers.

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