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Shimming the PS pump?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dremu, May 17, 2006.

  1. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    As part of my hydroboost install I have changed the reservoir, and when I took the pump off I discovered that the bracket was busted, so I did a little welding and what I *thought* was straightening :doah: and ...well, short story, the pump is off kilter, methinks, and whines like a sumb!tch even at idle when bled. :(

    I can see how it's tweaked by the old "visual inspection", so it's bad. However, the local Pick-N-Pull had no brackets like mine ('74 big block) and I fear going to the dealer ... so, I think I've screwed the pooch.

    I am thinking that I might be able to get the pulley back in line with the water pump, etc by putting a washer behind the bracket ... is this a really, really bad idea, and I should beg y'all to send me a replacement bracket ... or is it doable, d'ya think?

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  2. theperfectgarage

    theperfectgarage 1/2 ton status

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    perfectly o.k. I have used washers/ shims many times.
     
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    theperfectgarage 1/2 ton status

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    No prob at all. I have made spacers many times to get belt alignment correct.
    EDIT- I am so BUSY AT WORK, I answer posts twice.:laugh: Least I don't PAD.
     
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    No problem at all. My motor has quite a few 1/2" nuts on it for accessory bracket spacers.
     

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