So in reference to this thread
, I've decided to finally get off my butte and install it already. Yesterday, after a few hours of OT I decided to do the install. I began by laying everything out on the floor.
After removing the air intake hoses from my way, and the Factory AC, I removed the factory power steering pump pulley to install the pulley that came with my pump. I had some problems installing the tool to remove the stock pulley and because it was so difficult to thread on, I assumed it was metric. Well just to let any of you who are planning on doing this...it is not metric
I ended up buying a universal pulley removal kit for nothing, oh well now I can work on any make and model.
All you need, to be sure, is to spend a few bucks on a 3/8" UNC tap for a blind hole to chase the thread and clean up any crap that is in there. So here it is after I finally got it on.
Next, I had to move the AC tube from in front of my power steering filler neck, to the rear of the filler neck
You have to be careful, very careful you don't rupture the line.
Then I had to move or rather bend a power steering line out of the way. Once again, you have to be very careful you don't rupture the line. I bent it down and shoved the rubber line under the inner fender skirt. It doesn't show in this pic, but I got a length of heater hose, cut it length wise and wrapped the rubber part of the power steering line with the heater hose so that the inner wheel well doesn't wear through the line.
Next, I had to mount the bracket allowing me to mount the pump. One problem, the longer bolts, which were supplied, were too small in diameter and the holes in the bracket were drilled small to match the bolts. After some investigating, I came to the conclusion that the factory bolts were long enough (for now) and instead of the using the shims which came with the narrow bolts, I used 5 washers instead, per bolt.
I mounted the pump and was very happy with my progress.
I did, however, notice that I would have to make a bracket to keep my air filter and hoses up and out of the way. Not a big deal.
So now all I have to do is install the belt that goes from the pump to the new pulley I installed on the power steering pump. HMMMMMMMMMMM, something tells me this wont be happening right now.
I think I know why Dave sold this to me ( don't get defensive, or uppity Dave, I am not upset). Oh well, I'm a fabricator, I will make a new bracket just like the old one accept I will move the pump 1 3/8" back and then I will be back on track.
The part that confuses the hell out of me, is that stamped right on the bracket is patent pending with some #s to go with that and also stamped on there is the fact that it is for Broncos between 80 (I think) and 96.
So in the mean time I worked on the air tanks and got the location picked out and a bracket made up to mount the tanks to. I will post pics of that later, once the bracket is welded on the truck and the fittings I still need are figured out.
That's it for now, I hope this will be of some use to some of you out there.