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    Power Steering HELP!!!

    Okay! I was working on my truck today and when I
    got to the point of putting my power steering pump
    on I ran into a problem. The pump hits my steering
    box and there is no way in Hell that my pulley will
    ever go on. My engine is a 1963 model w/o accessory
    bolt holes in the heads. The power steering pump
    brackets that I have are from Alan Groove and I
    was wondering if anyone else has run into this problem
    and if so how or what did you do to fix it.

    My truck is a 1985 that had the 2.5 engine in it.

    I have attached a picture of how it looks when I
    done a test fit.
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    Well, you can get another power steering bracket, or you can switch your truck to right hand drive, lol.

    My bracket, uses the first exhuast bolt hole for it. Take a look at your pic again, and you can just see your first bolt, and see how much higher a stock style one mounts.
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    You could try installing a motor that wasn't around when dinosours roamed the earth....
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    well you are going to run into problems there.with have a set of heads without the bolt holes,there really isnt anything else to do but get rid of power steering.or have the heads drilled for the holes so you can use the right set up.
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    ZZ4Blazer is right the new style pumps will work if you get the bracket that holds the tensoiner part to the manifold,
    and the other bolts to the front of the water pump using the water pump bolt. The only problem you might have is you might want to fab up a bracket to hold the top of the pump still. Good Luck.
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    Take the two bolts out and flip the power steering bracket upward. That will raise the pump higher. But you will have to maybe get a longer belt (just taking a guess on that). That bracket is almost like mine. And I used it with my old fuelie heads. For the top bracket for the pump, you might have to modify it cause your changing the geometry of the bottom bracket. By the way, old model power steering pumps don't take that much pressure to turn. So, if you run into a problem with the top bracket, just leave it off the pump. The bottom bolts (that bolt the pump to the bracket) will keep the pump tight enough so that it will not slip. I ran for a few months without a top bracket and had no problems. But if you run into problems. I know of a guy that makes universal power steering brackets that will work with your setup. As a matter of fact, I'm using his set as of right now. It will work with short or long water pump.

    By the way....this guy was born in the dinosour ages and know his....well you get the point. And there is "NOTHING" wrong with old fuelie heads. :bigthumb:
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    I forgot to mention, you might have to modify the pump lines as well if you flip the lower bracket as I suggested.
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    Thanks for the help!

    Yenko,
    I didn't have the other mtn. bracket on that goes
    on the back of the pump due to it having a gusset
    welded to it that runs back towards the motor mount.
    I had it mounted like that so that I could get a picture
    of it. I'll try flipping the lower bracket over to see if that
    helps, but if it doesn't I'll be talking with you about the
    other brackets that you mentioned.

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    Originally posted by tyfer
    You could try installing a motor that wasn't around when dinosours roamed the earth....
    and you can try not being a fucking cock smoking dick head. how come all of your posts are putting people down or saying stupid comments that have nothing to do with the subject matter. in your sig it says some stupid rhyme about having a smallblock, so if you advertise the small bock in your sig, why talk shit about some older style heads? they all serve the same purpose you know :rolleyes:.
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    Originally posted by Tony Sport
    and you can try not being a fucking cock smoking dick head. how come all of your posts are putting people down or saying stupid comments that have nothing to do with the subject matter. in your sig it says some stupid rhyme about having a smallblock, so if you advertise the small bock in your sig, why talk shit about some older style heads? they all serve the same purpose you know :rolleyes:.
    Mostly because I enjoy pissing you off. I was making a joke about the older engine, if you don't think that it's funny, go to the next post, I wasn't saying anything bad about it so blow me. I put people down when they don't know what they are talking about. I think that if you spend alot of time on a website that is devoted to Blazers, you should know a thing or two about the subject. I don't know about golf, so I don't spend my time on golf forums talking about a subject I don't know about. My negetive comments are directed to the people who say stupid things. If it offends you maybe you are one of them. If you don't like what I have to say, then don't read it.:finger: :bird: :hifu:
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    I used the alan grove brackets also and had absolutely no problems. Are you sure you are using teh correct vintage pump? They list a number of pumps that are compatable with their brackets. I had to switch mine from a 80's style to a 90's style pump. Jegs sells a really nice pump for about $110. You can see it in my spy photos thread.

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    I called Alan Grove yesterday and explained the problem
    that I was having. The guy there said that they really
    didn't make a set of brackets for the power steering
    pump that would work with an s10. He also told me
    that I wasn't the first person that run into this problem
    with that particular bracket (p/n: 400L) on an s10. So
    he told me to contact "Bill's HotRod Co." on the west coast.

    I called and talked with Bill and he said he made a set
    of brackets that could be flipped over so as to raise the
    pump higher. I should have them by Monday.
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