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I'm having trouble gathering PS pump brackets that will work.  (454 + LWP)

I have a brand new teardrop style pump (See pic)... George hooked me up with an old BBC trunk pump that had all the brackets- which was awesome, except when i tried to bolt them on, the brackets wont fit my pump! totally different.

 

So... Has anyone used these aftermarket pump brackets on a chevelle? Will they fit and clear the steering box? I see a couple slightly different versions on ebay:

 

bbc power steering pump bracket billet adjustable lwp 454 big block chevy 551497 | eBay

 

and this version at POL

https://www.performanceonline.com/Power-Steering-Pump-Bracket-Kit-Big-Block-Chevy-Engine-Plain-Steel/

 

thoughts?



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I have a new pump just like the pic you posted and my old brackets work. What is the fitment problem? Take pics.

The brackets on Ebay look good and are cheap enough. The low mount alt bracket shown is nice also.

UPDATE: Come to think about it Ben, I did have to use about a 1/4" spacer for the upper bracket bolts for the P/S pump and water pump because the curve on the bracket would contact the pump otherwise. Easy fix. I can take pics of mine if you need.



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I think any and all mounts will require shimming. My March set up took some time to align properly.

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Ben wrote:

I'm having trouble gathering PS pump brackets that will work.  (454 + LWP)

I have a brand new teardrop style pump (See pic)... George hooked me up with an old BBC trunk pump that had all the brackets- which was awesome, except when i tried to bolt them on, the brackets wont fit my pump! totally different.

 

So... Has anyone used these aftermarket pump brackets on a chevelle? Will they fit and clear the steering box? I see a couple slightly different versions on ebay:

 

bbc power steering pump bracket billet adjustable lwp 454 big block chevy 551497 | eBay

 

and this version at POL

https://www.performanceonline.com/Power-Steering-Pump-Bracket-Kit-Big-Block-Chevy-Engine-Plain-Steel/

 

thoughts?


 https://www.classicmuscle.com/abfx-body-bracket-brace-support-set-includes-bracket-pivot-bolt-lock-washer

Its for a 69 but I don't see why it wouldn't fit.



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gotago wrote:
Ben wrote:

I'm having trouble gathering PS pump brackets that will work.  (454 + LWP)

I have a brand new teardrop style pump (See pic)... George hooked me up with an old BBC trunk pump that had all the brackets- which was awesome, except when i tried to bolt them on, the brackets wont fit my pump! totally different.

 

So... Has anyone used these aftermarket pump brackets on a chevelle? Will they fit and clear the steering box? I see a couple slightly different versions on ebay:

 

bbc power steering pump bracket billet adjustable lwp 454 big block chevy 551497 | eBay

 

and this version at POL

https://www.performanceonline.com/Power-Steering-Pump-Bracket-Kit-Big-Block-Chevy-Engine-Plain-Steel/

 

thoughts?


 https://www.classicmuscle.com/abfx-body-bracket-brace-support-set-includes-bracket-pivot-bolt-lock-washer

Its for a 69 but I don't see why it wouldn't fit.


hmm. Doesn't say big block or small block. I also have a small block set that looks just like that one, but it isn't even close to fitting to the block.

The truck pump brackets from George fit on the block perfectly... they just won't fit the new pump, or the other older pump(from the SBC brackets).

I have all the shims and pieces from the truck set- but shimming it out to fit these other pumps would push the top adjustment bracket out at least 1/4" maybe 1/2" from the body of the pump, which would totally mess with any alignment of the pulleys.

I'm not afraid of shimming stuff as needed, but these are just not meant for this style pump.

 

I found one of the ebay ones (there are lots of sellers with the same ones) for $32 w/ free shipping... figure its worth a shot for that price.

 

 

 



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