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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Sep 10th, 04, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Hey, I'm converting my car to power steering, and I just want to make sure that the power steering bracket I just ordered will work I've got a 1968 396 short waterpump that has the alternator mounted on the upper driver's side. As I understand it, the power steering pump installs on the lower driver's side, and won't interfere with alternator, correct? I just ordered a '68 power steering bracket set from Rick's and I expect everything to go fine, I'm just being paranoid and double checking. Thanks!

1968 SS396 Coupe<br />396, 4-Speed, 12 Bolt 3.55 Posi
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 04, 06:06 AM
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I don't know anything about the big block setup. But on the small block setup with the short pump, the alternator belt just barely sqeezes past the input shaft casting of the PS pump. There probably isn't more than 3/8" clearance. The alternator belt runs between the pully and the PS pump body.

Weekends are pretty slow around here, but hopefully someone will tell us if the 396 and SBC setups were similar or not.

68 Coupe, 350 w/ Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, cam, intake, 700R4, Dave's small body HEI
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