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Power Steering Pump Bracket

Not sure what the deal is with this, but when I bolt on the stock power steering bracket to the water pump and engine block it doesn't exactly fit properly. It doesn't line up on the drivers side where it attaches to the front side of the head. Any ideas?





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I've never had an issue and never seen that happen. The only thing I can think of, and its highly unlikely, but could you have mixed up the water pump bolts with where the power steering bracket goes? I'll be in front of my 78 later and ill take a look and see what I notice.

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I found this pic online. This is how its supposed to look but even with that half inch spacer I don't think it will align correctly..

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what brand water pump is that . i could swear there should be some addiltional bolt holes in that thing
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I checked that. Its a stock replacement. I matched it up to the old one.
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Maybe if you start with the stud first it will bolt to the water pump?
I don't remember a spacer on mine.
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I checked that. Its a stock replacement. I matched it up to the old one.

Remanufactured or new chinese? Could be new one with holes cast/tapped wrong...............
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Maybe if you start with the stud first it will bolt to the water pump?
I agree, seeing the angle it's at.
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Well I put the bracket on with the top right stud first and wouldn't you know it fit. I don't think I will need the spacer on the stud but I will mock it up to make sure the pulleys align properly.

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Looks like the alignment is just fine......
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Looks like the alignment is just fine......
After looking at the pics again, it should have been obvious
to me too that it was one of those deals where something
would not fit, just due to it not being in the right spot
(especially with the studs sticking out)

Glad to see you got it on and ignored me
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I don't think I will need the spacer on the stud but I will mock it up to make sure the pulleys align properly.[/IMG]
The AC compressor bracket "is" the spacer. I have a spacer because my AC bracket is gone.
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I kind of thought that Son but when I mocked it up it was off by a hair less than 1/4 inch....it just looked off to the eye. I looked at some old pics and noticed there were a couple of washer added. I added two washers which brought it into alignment.



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great looking engine and bay!
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Thanks FordGuy.. Hope the damn thing starts up....
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You've got some rust on that nut - totally unacceptable!


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Your right! could have caused a fire. Ill get right on it.
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