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    Post  Myloth Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:14 pm

    Does this look familiar to anyone? My neighbor says it came off a C10 with a 350 it was on a P Pump I have here

    (which is looks like a new replacement hence my interest in swapping it in)

    and I was wondering what is missing to mount the pump as the original pump mount is different and the pump is

    bad with a capital B. I could spend 40-50 for a mount but was wondering if this might work ?

    I should say those two pieces mount front and back of the pump with the tension slot towards the bottom.

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    Other side mounts almost the same, it seems odd because most are either bottom cradles or a front mount bracket.
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    Post  Myloth Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:29 pm

    In the end I "modified" the original bracket to fit the new pump so no worries. Damn I would still like to see a pic of that

    bracket setup with the ones I pictured here, but I can't find one online.
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    Post  Myloth Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:51 pm

    Posting some details of the P-Pump(The older Style I GM PS pump) swap. Most of the aftermarket is geared

    towards the P-pump generally what came with 60s and early 70s Muscle cars I can't say they all this way

    but ie. Novas and Camaros from early 70s are exactly like this P-pump here.

    he difference between my original and this P-pump is the mounts that's all. In the pictures you see the my 79

    pump and the P and what I  had to do to fit the 79 front bracket on it.(Just a trim on the right side)

    The holes on the P pump's front are cocked left while the 79s are straight in the end the pump might sit at

    25 degree angle but I don't see an issue with that.


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    Also on the back you notice the 79 has one bolt hole with a flat bolt and the other has two studs

    they use the same thread though 3/8 I just swapped the one from the 79 and cut the other flat as with the

    79 B body bracket there is no need for them. One had a nipple too the 79 a threaded hole for the hose.

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    Again if you wanted to use the earlier pumps you can the main reason I did is the chrome reservoir

    and maybe a billet bracket down the road.

    Also this setup lets me use a slightly shorter hose pictured here. Also I am not recommending

    this route to anyone I just did to save cash and time.

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    My last piece of the Power steering restoration is the gear box itself anyone know anything about the fast

    ratio gear box Rock Auto lists vs regular?


    https://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=3024012&cc=1049329&jnid=474&jpid=0

    https://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=3026382&cc=1049329&jnid=474&jpid=5

    The fast ratio Power steering gear says 10:1?
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    Post  Myloth Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:47 pm

    Here's few snaps of it mounted

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    That Nova steering hose fits just right in there.

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    Post  Myloth Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:07 pm

    Well it looked good but the pump leaks so I have to source another pump sigh...

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