Power Steering Options

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I'm looking to install PS on my 77. Have reviewed several options, but leaning towards an OEM 79-pump and a minitruck box. I have no AC or air pump. Just the alternator on passenger side. The 2F engine block number (2F 789281) I believe to to be from 1983, and I don't know what year head is or if that matters. Would appreciate if any of the experts on Mud can tell me if what I have in the photo would accept an OEM style pump and bracket?

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I bought new reproduction pumps from City Racer and one is on my 55 with mini truck box and one is in my 40 with a Saginaw box.

I like the Saginaw the best. Super tight. Gets rid of the push/pull drag link and center arm.
 

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Can you advise which holes are for PS and which are for the air pump?
the three at the top front drivers side.
If you go with a OEM setup with City Racer pump you need bracket and pulley from
A parts truck.
If you go Saginaw pump Georg will have what you need. FYI. Mini truck boxes are getting hard to find.
 

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Can you advise which holes are for PS and which are for the air pump?
as stated the pump mounts to the 3 holes under the #1 exhaust port, 2 shown in pic and the 1 on the front of the block.
air pump mounts to a bracket that is not in the pic above. the bracket mounts under the engine mount bracket, you can see the 2 holes in front and behind the engine mount bracket, the holes are vertical
 

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Whichever pump you run, I have a strong preference for FJ60/62/80 series steering box. Tight like saginaw, better feel, doesn't look funny stuck out in front of the frame crossmember plus don't have to hack up the crossmember. A little more fab work required though since there are no plates made to weld in.
 
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Whichever pump you run, I have a strong preference for FJ60/62/80 series steering box. Tight like saginaw, better feel, doesn't look funny stuck out in front of the frame crossmember plus don't have to hack up the crossmember. A little more fab work required though since there are no plates made to weld in.
You can contact IPOR and purchase a plate to weld in. Requires some massaging, but not too difficult.
 
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