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Old 21st-January-2007, 11:42 PM   #1
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Big block power steering pump

What other years and engine combos would use the same power steering pump as a 69 BB car?
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Old 22nd-January-2007, 01:29 AM   #2
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Assuming its the traditional saginaw type pump...
The most common ones you'd find in a yard would be anything gm with a V8 (and probably even a v6) from the 70's and 80's...

FWIW, I picked a remanufactured one up for my bro-in-law a few months back for a little over $40 from a local parts store...they're pretty cheap--but you'll still need a pulley.
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Old 22nd-January-2007, 02:12 AM   #3
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I could be wrong, but I think the power steering pump for a BBC is different than the pump on a small block.

I'm going to change the title of this thread so it will get the attention of the BBC guys, so you can get a better answer.

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Old 22nd-January-2007, 08:08 AM   #4
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camaro 67/68, corvette 66/72 ( I don't remember if vette switch to the long pump after 68 purdy sure they didn't.), impala, truck don't know the years seen a many short water pump bbc trucks. if your looking for correct then I don't know, fitments?, any of these should do.
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Old 22nd-January-2007, 01:29 PM   #5
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When I first bought my '68 pickup, it had a 454 from a 70's suburban.
When I later switched it out for a late model small block, I re-used the p/s pump off the big block...

Worked for me, but I guess YMMV.
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Old 22nd-January-2007, 05:39 PM   #6
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My old boss had a 67 Chevelle that we swithed a 396 - 327 back and forth I don't recall any trouble with power pump interchangeabilty.
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Old 22nd-January-2007, 05:56 PM   #7
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The only issue I had with the p/s pump when I did my BB transplant was the small tube coming out the back of the pump (return hose)........I think the correct big block pump should have the tube lower towards bottom of pump.....mine was a a bit higher on the back which didn't give me a lot of room for adjustment (it hits on the block) but it works.
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Well, I went and picked up what was supposed to be a BB power steering pump for a 69 yesterday at kragans. I noticed right off that the return line fitting faces to the front. It comes out the back and curves around with the opening at the front. This line also will not let the adjustment bracket bolt to the pump as it interferes with the bracket. Does anybody have pictures of the pump and brackets for a bb that they are using. If you had them off the car and disassembled that would be even better. I can't imagine having the return line facing to the front of the car but who knows. Or even better if someone has a part # from Kragen/autozone that they know works. The part # I got at Kragen was 2-6000.
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Keep in mind that some mid 60's big blocks had a remote resevoir pump. My buddy has a 67 Chevelle ss 396. It has a factory remote resevoir so the pump will probably be different.
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Well after a trip to Kragen today It looks like what I need is the pump listed for 68 Chevy 2 or 68/69 camaro with 396. Per their picture the return line on this pump is in the middle of the back and points straight down which would work. I will know Tuesday as they had to order it. It's things like this that make you mad and make you think at the same time. That's why I like this hobby. It makes me think.
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If you still need a pic I can try tomorrow I need to dig it out let me know and I will.Other wise I won't.

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Well after a trip to Kragen today It looks like what I need is the pump listed for 68 Chevy 2 or 68/69 camaro with 396. Per their picture the return line on this pump is in the middle of the back and points straight down which would work. I will know Tuesday as they had to order it. It's things like this that make you mad and make you think at the same time. That's why I like this hobby. It makes me think.

Quick.....
Thats the one you need.........on my big block project I found an NOS one,it was the correct style but the return line was higher on pump.......see pics.
It worked but don't have a whole lot of room for adjustment.








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Grafitti, your pump looks like the picture we ordered from except on the one I am supposed to be getting the return connection points straight down instead of to the outside like yours does. Thanks for the pics. they help alot.
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Quick, glad to help.

You can get the big block brackets at most vendors.

One note on the pump, when I first installed mine I thought it was defective as it steered real hard. Took a few minutes for pump to cycle out the air I guess.

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Old 5th-March-2007, 07:20 AM   #15
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I have a question to add to this. I am converting from a 6cyl to a BB also and would like to know how you all ran your PS lines with headers (not alot of room). Pics would be great....americangraffiti your pics are good for the pump side but were do they run to get to the box???

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