Is there a master list of all the combos of pumps and brackets there are
available for the 70's/early 80's GM power steering pump?
The car: 76 Camaro.
The engine: 350 from (I believe) an 81 Camaro.
The PS pump: has a nut on the pump shaft and IIRC is the keyway style
(not sure if that's the older or newer style.)
The PS pump bracket: one piece sits "under" the pump and bolts through
the water pump. The other piece bolts to the head and exhaust manifold.
Then another "spacer" allows you to take up slack in the belt. Works
about as good as it sounds, and on the new engine it hits the balancer.
Does anyone have some good pictures of a "stock" layout for me to use
(It was a 305 with a 6" balancer - and now has a 350 with an 8" balancer
- could I just change the balancer? )
All the spare pumps I have have totally wrong brackets...(Pontiac and
Buick pumps and brackets.) I'm going to "make it fit" (it is a racecar
so it doesn't have to be pretty) but I'm totally annoyed... originally
the pulley was bent so I went pump hunting at the junkyard and none were
a direct swap - ended up swapping pulleys.
Argh... I just don't know the "best/usual" place to mount a PS pump on a
SBC... and it doesn't help when nothing is stock anymore...
The part that really drives me nuts: They all look the same at the
junkyard but they're all different once you get them home.
Ok, I'll stop whining now.