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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 14, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Power steer bracket woes

Problem is I really dont know what I have engine wise and pump bracket wise other than a engine (350) supposedly out of a truck. Guy put a new power steer pump and hoses on it 5 miles ago. he had the obviously wrong pully on it for the crank pulley position. They were trying to run side by side grooves instead of in line grooves as they should be and they are only inches apart but sideset almost a full pully width and tried to correct it with a few washers that threw one end toward where it should be.

So I scour parts places for a pulley with more dish to set it back where it belongs. Had machine shop make center hole slightly larger to fit.

Put it on and belt is loose tried tightening it and it gets half way there and the nut on the new pressure line hits the bracket thats attached to header bolt. Resulting in VERY little adjustment space.

Bracket 'looks' like it was ground down for relief of the offending nut but not enuf.

How is it supposed to work since the line and the bracket want the same spot?? any one have a pic of bracket??? Are ALL brackets the pump hangs in the same for 69 thru 1980-something?? DID pulley location (either crank or pump) change thru those years?

Is my only option to grind and relief it more?

Related note ,,,IF you take the pump and bracket off the line is loose on the pump,tighten it and before you get it 'on' its loose again,,,and it leaks
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 14, 11:03 PM
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The power steering brackets are all different and specific to each application.

1969 with a small block use these brackets :


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Re: Power steer bracket woes

thanks for the pics and diagrams,,,that is what I have. Problem is when you rotate the pump to tighten the belt the pressure line smacks the yellow bracket(in diagram above),,,or the first black bracket(in pic above),,, dead on.

Do I have the wrong pump?Are there differences of where the pressure lines exits the pump so it can tighten? A different fitting does not look like it would work because its a preformed hose and has to be about there unless a slight 22 degree bend maybe to make clearance. The large nut on the hose screws into a brass adapter coming from pump,,,right?
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Re: Power steer bracket woes

Perhaps your power steering belt is one or two sizes larger than it should be causing the pump to need to move further than it should to tighten the belt?

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 14, 06:49 PM
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https://www.camaros.net/forums/showth...power+steering

I just looked at mine, and it is very close to hitting also. Meaning I can't tighten that belt anymore. Just as recommended above... try a shorter belt.

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