1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series TrucksDiscuss the Dentsides Ford Truck
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I have a 1976 F100 with a 1969 351w, and a 1979 front clip. The power steering belt goes from the waterpump / fan pulley, down to the harmonic balancer and over to the power steering pump, as it should. But, the pulley on the pump sits one groove closer to the front of the truck than the corresponding groove on the waterpump pulley and the harmonic balancer pulley. Of course, this causes the belts to wear quickly and it is also pulling in the power steering pump shaft, which will eventually cause it to go.
I looked at the setup, and assume it is a factory 1976 power steering pump, pulley and mounting brackets. But, there are a few things that appear off:
1. there is a rectangular block that is approximately 1/2" by 1/2" by 4" long that is between the block and the pump
2. there are about 5 washers stacked on one of the upper bolts that goes through the pump and into the block
Does anyone have a picture (close up, in focus) showing how the factory setup should look? I was going to remove the block, add a spacer between the mounting bracket and the pump assembly, but would rather see the right way to do it before I mess with it any more.
I have a 78 with a W, but may be a bit before I get a pic. May have to prod me a little too to remember, as I am back in college full time...
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thanks for the pics, but what I need are close-ups showing the mounting bracket where it meets the block, as well as the front bracket where it meets the mounting bracket / pump. I'll try to take a picture of mine and post later tonight
great, thank you. My front bracket looks the same, and I think the aluminum bracket is the same. the rear black bracket on your pictures isn't on mine, which I'm guessing they used the rectangle block as a substitute. I'm going to remove it and place it up front and change it a little, as I can't drive with it like this. I'll try to find a used bracket on a junkyard truck and swap them out.
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