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Postby mrwicky » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:48 am

hello

I am new to the site ,,, I have a 1953 five window pickup on a 94 s10 frame with a 89 350 in it,,, I am having problem finding a power steering bracket that will work on my swap , BUT here is the thing I want to keep my 94 s10 pump ,,,, I am running a long water pump. with a stock s10 94 power steering pump.... the pump does not have the bolt holes through the pump ,,,,, has anyone stayed with the stock pump . and what bracket did you use and where can I bye one for my truck....


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Re: power steering pump bracket

Postby Rickracer » Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:28 am

Assuming you are running the stock 94 S10 serpentine belt system, the stock 94 4.3 pump would work, but many of us are running a Corvette water pump and a Mercruiser water pump pulley, (it gives a significant amount of extra room up front). If you're NOT running the S10 serpentine system, you should strongly consider that, it's a MUCH better system than the old V-belt system. :wink: 8) :thumbup:

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Re: power steering pump bracket

Postby mrwicky » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:45 am

Hello rickracer

I am running a v-belt , and I want to keep the old style look under the hood , I have to run a long water pump ,because the radiator sits rite in front of my steering box , we set the motor back 2 inches for weight distribution, and we used smb 283 motor mounts..... do you have any other suggestions. I am disabled and am on a very very tight budget. so much I have ben bone yard hunting , and in southern Oregon there is not much to chose from. all the serpentine belt system are taken off by the bone yards and have not found anything on craigslist,,, and not sure what style got order on line for low cost that will work for my application.



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Re: power steering pump bracket

Postby Rickracer » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:12 am

This setup here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Complete-Chevy- ... pk&vxp=mtr , is for a 97 Vortec 350, meaning it came from a fullsize Chevy pickup, only one I could find on Ebay right now. But most junkyards should have a 4.3 S10 or two kicking around, just snag the whole system. 8)
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Re: power steering pump bracket

Postby mixman98 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:19 am

Hey there Rick. I have an '89 4.3 S10 and am going to use the serpentine setup from that on my '86 350 TBI motor. Can I use the entire setup (pulleys included) along with the waterpump from the 4.3 on the 350? Or is it best to use the serpentine setup with the short Corvette waterpump and pulley you mentioned above? Thanks, Larry.
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Re: power steering pump bracket

Postby Rickracer » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:36 am

Yes, you can use the whole setup as is, but if you want more room up front, replace the water pump with the Corvette pump, the the W/P pulley with the Merc one. :thumbup:
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76 Chevy Vega Drag Car, TWIN TURBO 355, P/G trans w/ brake and JW 4000 stall vert, 4 link back half, narrowed 9", 3.50 gears, 29.5x10.5W ET Drags. Best time9.669 @ 139.79, Latest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S59riYn ... ata_player
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Re: power steering pump bracket

Postby mixman98 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:27 am

Do you happen to know the part# for that Mercruiser water pump pulley Rick. I'm also having a hard time finding the clamshells for the motor. I can find some on Ebay but they don't list the length of them. Seems like 2.5" is the ideal size.
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Re: power steering pump bracket

Postby mixman98 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:10 am

By the way Rick, I did a V8 Vega as well. It was a '77. I put a 383 Stroker in it that I put together. Took me forever to finish. It was the last car my dad would ever do bodywork on. He passed away, shortly after he finished the bodywork and primered the car. I painted it right in my driveway. Everytime I would look at the car, it brought back tons of memories of him, and I couldn't deal with that. So I sold it on Ebay to a guy who drove all the way from West Virginia in the cold ass winter to pick it up. He drove it all the way back there with no heat! He won some trophies in a few shows with it, so that made me proud. I do miss it though. I think when I finish the S10 I'll be just as happy. Just thought I'd share that with ya.
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Re: power steering pump bracket

Postby Rickracer » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:24 pm

Part number for the pulley is in here: Corvette Short Water Pump - Mercruiser Pulley...Done!
Cool Story about the Vega! I want to get mine running again, waiting for things to pick back up at the shop so I can afford to buy an aftermarket block and build my good motor back even better, see if I can get it into the 8s... 8)
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76 Chevy Vega Drag Car, TWIN TURBO 355, P/G trans w/ brake and JW 4000 stall vert, 4 link back half, narrowed 9", 3.50 gears, 29.5x10.5W ET Drags. Best time9.669 @ 139.79, Latest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S59riYn ... ata_player
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Re: power steering pump bracket

Postby Brianbaker71 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:22 pm

Does anybody know if the stock 4.3 serp brackets will fit under the hood with the 4689-2292-69490 setup? The motor seems pretty high.
When you convert to vette/merc pulley what ps/alt brackets?
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Re: power steering pump bracket

Postby Rickracer » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:42 pm

Yes, they absolutely will. That's exactly what my truck has, Vette pump/Mercruiser pulley and all. :thumbup: If the motor seems high, something may not be right.... or you have a Blazer or Jimmy ? :?: They have raised stands for the motor mounts that most guys cut off and put the mount adapters right down on the frame just like the trucks. :wink: 8)
When you do the Merc pulley and Vette pump, nothing else needs to be changed. :thumbup:
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76 Chevy Vega Drag Car, TWIN TURBO 355, P/G trans w/ brake and JW 4000 stall vert, 4 link back half, narrowed 9", 3.50 gears, 29.5x10.5W ET Drags. Best time9.669 @ 139.79, Latest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S59riYn ... ata_player
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Re: power steering pump bracket

Postby Brianbaker71 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:36 pm

The short vette pump with merc pulley still uses the long water pump serpentine brackets? It's a truck, but there is 5/16 plate welded to the frame that my 4689 are welded to, other than that I followed everything to a "T".
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Re: power steering pump bracket

Postby Rickracer » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:29 am

Yes, none of the serpentine brackets actually bolt to the pump itself, only to the block and cylinder heads, so as long as the pulley belt groove is in the right place, that's all that matters, aside from the heater hose outlet routing. :thumbup: With the earlier brackets, like mine, a notch needs to be cut out for clearance for the heater hose outlet, on the later ones, it doesn't. 8)
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76 Chevy Vega Drag Car, TWIN TURBO 355, P/G trans w/ brake and JW 4000 stall vert, 4 link back half, narrowed 9", 3.50 gears, 29.5x10.5W ET Drags. Best time9.669 @ 139.79, Latest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S59riYn ... ata_player
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Re: power steering pump bracket

Postby Brianbaker71 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:57 am

Rick,
Are there any pictures of this still on here?
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Re: power steering pump bracket

Postby Rickracer » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:56 am

I still have all the pics, but Photobucket is screwing all the people that have supported them for many years by holding their pics hostage for 3rd party hosting fees.... :evil: :thumbsdown:
Someday, I'll try to make some time to find another host and repost the pics. :?
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76 Chevy Vega Drag Car, TWIN TURBO 355, P/G trans w/ brake and JW 4000 stall vert, 4 link back half, narrowed 9", 3.50 gears, 29.5x10.5W ET Drags. Best time9.669 @ 139.79, Latest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S59riYn ... ata_player
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