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BBC PS BRACKETS

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by aj_johnson, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. aj_johnson

    aj_johnson Registered Member

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    I just got my new Power Steering brackets for my 454 today, they are a 3 piece setup... will someone that has a BBC PLEASE take some pics of their PS pump so that I can see how they go together????
    email them to me at AJ@fretel.com
    Thanks guys!
     
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    aj_johnson Registered Member

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    please help guys...
     
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    I don't have a camera, but they only fit together one way, do it piece by piece, with the water pump mounted, and the p.s. pump in your hand. That's how I fit mine together. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    thanks man.. I tried it already a couple of times already today, and I still can't figger it out... that's why I need some pics! I appreciate the input tho..
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    My bbc only has 2 brackets like the ones I found pictured in this Ebay auction;
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    **The pulley will have to be removed from the pump to install the brackets.**

    The flat bracket with the square hole goes on the front/top of the pump with the hole towards the water pump. The pump sits down inside the "U" shaped backet, the bracket is postitioned so that the 2 bolt holes touch the face of the block and the tab touches the drivers side of the block.

    This is how mine is set up, I have a tear drop type pump with the resevoir attached.
     
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    Those are the correct one's.
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Those are the correct one's.

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    OK, then I'm confused.....that's what was on my 396 originally when I got it, along with the teardrop shaped ps pump.

    I just bought a round pump and remote resevoir which was claimed to be a "big block" setup...the lower pump bracket is WAAAAAY longer and puts the pump almost directly over the framerail...the belt needed was something like 54" long!!!

    Anyone care to comment on what the heck I have installed now!???? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I've seen both styles on bbc's. TARussell had an 84 K30 dually, the 454 in it had a round pump/remote resevoir set up like you got. When I did my bbc swap I bought all of my brackets for a 74 454 Sub.

    I dunno... year models maybe? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Well it's cool having a "Factory" setup that actually has the remote reservoir....theoretically, it should hold more fluid in the canister and hose, than a standard "teardrop" shaped PS pump..... and extra fluid is never a bad thing when you start running hydro assist!

    Thanks for the validation, and the quick history lesson. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Mine were for a '76 peekup with a BB, teardrop can. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    here is the setup that I have....
     
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    A come's off the block, and one threaded hole ahead of the motor mount, B fit's on back of the pump, C is an "adjuster" bracket.

    It take's some dinkin around but they fit together. You will also need to use some "thin" 3/8" washer's to space the pump to get the belt to run straight/true.

    I think I had to bend and tweak the bracket's to fit good together.
     

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