Chevy power steering pump bracket questions.

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by marks69cruiser, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. marks69cruiser

    marks69cruiser

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    I am trying to figure out how to mount a power steering pump on a small block chevy. I have a couple of brackets and cant seem to figure out how they bolt up!? I will try to post up some pics... I am having trouble with my camera right now so if you have some pics of your PS bracket I would love to see them!! Thanks. Mark:cheers:
  2. Plowboy

    Plowboy SILVER Star

    What size sbc. Older 283/327 don't have bolt locations on the heads for the brackets. on 359's Short water pumps use a different bracket than the long.
  3. marks69cruiser

    marks69cruiser

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    Got the camera figured out... here are the pics. It is a 283 Chevy. I will post more pics in a bit!:beer:
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    marks69cruiser

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  6. marks69cruiser

    marks69cruiser

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    I have found several brackets onine. I was hoping someone would show me how the ones I have work... :confused: This is making me feel dumb!:bang:
  7. Plowboy

    Plowboy SILVER Star

    The bracket on ebay will work. It bolts to the threaded holes next to the crank. You have 350 heads on the block. I would take a look at your local junk yard for the bracket installation. Any 70 , 80, or 90 chev sbc bracket will work. The key will be the water pump, short nose or long. Bracket has to match the water pump length on your engine.
  8. justacruiser

    justacruiser

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    either go to a junkyard and pull the pulleys and brackets off of a complete later 350 and get a long waterpump, or get a swp bracket.

    Here:

    Small Block Short Pump

    Look at 'power steering', it's a heavier duty copy of the corvette pump mount. That bracket on Ebay is missing a piece I think, the top stud on the back of the ps pump wont have anything to attach to and it would just flop around I think. I think the bracket you have is for a later style chevy, not sure it will work on your setup.
  9. Downey

    Downey SILVER Star

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    Last two post are spot-on. Pump mounting is relative to short or long water pump. Problem with this scenario is that everything must be a matching set (crank pulley, water pump pulley, all mounting brackets, the works). Long water pumps allow better/rigid mounting of all the equipment, and you could get a full matching set at a wrecking yard, but then you might have to remount your radiator????

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