Power Steering pulley hits on front x-member

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Power Steering pulley hits on front x-member

Postby ScottW » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:57 am

Now that I have lowered my engine by removing the spacers between the engine mounts and the block, (which I did to get better alignment angles in the tailshaft) I have noticed the power steering pump pulley is hitting on the front cross member.

My engine is a 400 small block and is fitted with a long water pump. So I'm pretty sure all the accessories are as they were on the truck it came out of, as the alternator is on the right hand side, as shown in the pics. The front pulley sticks out a fair way from the harmonic balancer and the power steering belt is on the V closest to the block. Are there different power steering pump mount brackets for different cars or where they all the same? Are there different size pulleys for the PS?

I can easily enough fit the correct water pump and relocate the alternator, but that won't help the power steering. Any ideas and measurements would be helpful.

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