Power steering pump belt tension

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  1. 68plymouth383

    68plymouth383 Senior Member

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    My 68s 383 original Federal power steering pump had the upgraded braket. The pump leaked, I switched to a saginaw. The bracket for that it rigid, and solid. No flopping........
     
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    Just an FYI, I ordered the rubber floating p/s pump bumper from Gary Goers for the power steering pump bracket. It's on page 20 of his catalog #255 and is $3.10 if anyone is in need of one.

    http://www.garygoers.com/products.html
     
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    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Keep us up to date with turn around time of receiving your order from Gary. He has items you can't find any where else at very fair prices.
     
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    I think he keeps his prices so low so people are more understanding about his 6-8 week ship times............
     
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    I'll keep you updated, my list was small so maybe it will ship quicker. I agree I thought his prices and shipping were very reasonable, and probably no where else you can find some of these parts. At those prices I can't complain about a 6-8 weeks delivery time either if it takes that long, and my car's not being driven very much with the colder weather and winter approaching.
     
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    Just an update, I received my parts from Gary Goers today and I mailed in my order on 11/7, so that was pretty quick! I only ordered about 4 items so it was a small order, but still I was expecting a longer wait, so that was a nice surprise! I could see how most cars lost the power steering pump bumper it's pretty small. I guess it installs in the bracket according to my manual, they're must be a slot it fits in. I'll look at it on Saturday, it's way too cold out today! 2014-11-17 16.38.32.jpg
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    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Good to know about Gary, I had about 25-30 items that took 6 weeks. Glad to hear he is still in business and filling orders
     
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    Here from an old Chrysler Master Tech series instructional on power steering explains how to use a 1/2 torque driver, which apparently fits into a square notch in these federal/trw brackets. The video is from 1970, so .

    I too have trouble getting tension with my pump belt my 383 Plymouth Fury. It's at Steer and Gear being rebuilt right now, and Inbeliecevit has that notch as well. I shall soon see.


    Go straight to 16:05 in this youtube vid and see if it helps anyone.

     
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    Since this thread has come back from the dead, here's a good video on adjusting the pump.

     
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    I think Mr. Bill’s Uncle was in that video:
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    I can't see John's video here at work, but here is a link to the tool you need and a video illustrating how it is used:

    http://www.simplexco.com/auto/psteer/1.html

    I think all the '66 and earlier cars used the above setup.
     
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    Big_John Illegitimi non carborundum FCBO Gold Member

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    Lot's of good info from his YouTube channel. He's just about a half hour away in Auburn and I've never met the guy. I've seen a couple of his cars though.

    I have a standing invitation to go meet him once the Covid crap isn't so crazy. Probably ought to take him up on it one of these days.
     
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    John: You should definitely take Bob up on a visit. His collection of MOPARS - especially letter cars - is astounding and jaw-dropping. I was there a few years ago with the Chrysler 300 Club, Intl. He has at least three (and maybe more) large buildings jammed full of Chryslers.
     
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    John - if you go, take me! I am in Auburn often.
     
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