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Posted By: theroadhaus 1979 G30 SBC 400 Power Steering Pump Bracket - January 04th 2021 12:52 am
Hi, I'm trying to figure out what this bracket is that is mounted to the front of my (original?) power steering pump. It is the flat piece of steel in the photos with the 90 degree bend towards the pulley. It is bolted to the two holes behind the pulley. My only guess is that it is there to stick a prybar in so you can tighten the belt. Right now it is touching the belt so I'd like to remove it. Can I remove the bracket or does it have a purpose? Thanks!

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Posted By: frscke1 Re: 1979 G30 SBC 400 Power Steering Pump Bracket - January 04th 2021 2:27 am
Thats a belt shredder lol

Never saw one of those ... but yeah prob to tighten the pump belt .... strange
Posted By: Rusty_Pancelode Re: 1979 G30 SBC 400 Power Steering Pump Bracket - January 05th 2021 5:46 pm
Originally Posted by frscke1
Thats a belt shredder lol

For real, right?
lol

I've never seen one of those either.
It doesn't appear to be doing anything but damage, so I can't see any problem with removing it.
Posted By: theroadhaus Re: 1979 G30 SBC 400 Power Steering Pump Bracket - January 13th 2021 10:51 pm
I think I figured out that the pump must have been connected directly to the crank pulley in the past so that the belt would have sat horizontally. That way it wouldn't have hit the bracket, it would have gone straight under it. It hit the bracket for me because I have it going to the water pump too. I ended up cutting off the top of the bracket and welding a bolt to it so it would be out of the way and I could still use it as a tensioner. I also realized I had to use the 2-groove pulley so everything would line up correctly. Here are some photos of the fix, I can't figure out how to embed them without making them links. Thanks!

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Posted By: Rusty_Pancelode Re: 1979 G30 SBC 400 Power Steering Pump Bracket - January 14th 2021 4:04 am
Cool.
Glad you got it all figured out.
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