Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Marion N. Carolina
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Re: power steering conversion??
I used a pump, and bracket off of a '82 or '83 Buick, with a 231 V6.
I almost used one from a '76 Buick, but the pulley for the belt, and bracket lined up on the outer pulley, more away from the engine. (I suggest avoiding this set up.)
This was possible because, of the water pump shaft being longer on the 231, than the 225. So I found that the pulley, and bracket set-up on the early '80s Buick, was easier to convert to the 225, where as, the pulley and belt lines up on the rear crank pulley.(This set-up is much simplier.)
I took a 4 bolt power steering pump from a '83 Jeep Wagoneer, which I like very much. I'm sure there's many other donor vehicles to pick from, this was the easiest for me, since there was more ground clearence under it at the pick and pull, where most vehicles are setting on the ground.
Good luck, I'm sure you'll enjoy it once it's done. [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]