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need help with power-steering bracket #670 heads
« on: August 09, 2013, 07:27:00 PM »
does anyone have ideas on how I can properly mount my power steering bracket on these heads? they are missing the accessory hole needed to properly mount the bracket. I have been searching the internet and I am at my wits end. I use to have Jim Hands book on building engines and I believed he addressed this issue and it was a very simple idea. The problem I am having now is the bracket pivots and the belt comes loose.  Thanks!



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Re: need help with power-steering bracket #670 heads
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2013, 09:07:08 PM »
In Jim Hands book, he made a bracket.  It was a piece of flat steel bar stock, maybe 1.25" wide x 1/4" thick x 8" long (guessing while looking at the book).

It was thru-drilled to let bolts go through at the 2 tapped holes in the head in the lower right of your picture.  Then he drilled and tapped the top hole where the one you need is missing.

His was for a 71 LeMans Wagon.  It looks to me like the bracket he made would push your T/A brackets out away from the head and maybe keep the pulleys from lining up right.  You might need to modify your stock bracket to make something similar work.
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Re: need help with power-steering bracket #670 heads
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2013, 09:30:43 PM »
thanks pancho! your right, that idea might not work so at least i know what it was in jim hands book. i am surprised that there is not a standard aftermarket part to utilize?? i have a couple if ideas, but i have no access to torches or a welder....

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Re: need help with power-steering bracket #670 heads
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2013, 09:05:49 AM »
if i got the 67-68 brackets i think i would have to change the pullys and the pump? does anyone here know if the one year only 1970 brackets would work? if someone is willing to make the "L" alternator/manifold bracket for me i am willing to pay! let me know!

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Re: need help with power-steering bracket #670 heads
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2013, 08:25:06 PM »
ok, made my own tab, not that hard once you turn on a little brain power! it seems to be doing the job...)


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Re: need help with power-steering bracket #670 heads
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2013, 09:50:43 PM »
K-I-S-S principle!  Congrats!
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