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351C Engine Rebuild Part 74B
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Ya know, sometimes you just gotta laugh, because if you don't, you cry.

So the Power Steering pumped finally arrived last week, and I went down to NAPA to pick it up. Gotta get the pulley off so that I can trade in the pump core. I don't have a tool, but the kid takes pity on me and pulls one off the shelf, opens it up, uses the tool to finally get the pulley off and I thank him muchly and am on my way. Spend a couple hours cleaning up the pulley, a couple coats of primer, engine enamel and finally cough up $20 for the installation tool and started wrenching that bad boy onto the new pump.

Check alignment frequently, wrench until it won't go any more and then wrench some more. Perfect! Test fit it and wonder what the heck? How does this thing attach to the engine? Bracket, what bracket? Call NAPA - did they ship my core back yet? Nope it's right here, but we close in 15 minutes. "I'll grab some tools and be right down!" Get down there and bless the kid's heart, he's already got the bracket off and I'm once again out the door and back home. Spend a couple hours cleaning up the bracket(s) and painting, etc. "Hmm... how do you get that blasted bracket on???" Of course, you have to take the fruitin' pulley off to install the bracket. Should I push my luck and ask to use the NAPA tool again. Probably not. What to do? Pay $39.99 for the removal tool?

So, it's to the school's auto shop and sure, they've got the tool, and a kid does the whole MaryAnne in about 5 minutes. This is what it looks like now:


.jpg   PS Pump Finished.JPG (Size: 61.12 KB / Downloads: 106)

Nice, huh? So what is that forked separate piece next to the return tube? Is it supposed to be there and is needed? or can I pitch it?

And this is what the engine looks like at this stage:


.jpg   PS Pump and alternator installed (Small).JPG (Size: 45.81 KB / Downloads: 112)


Slow and steady ......

Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#2
FREAKEN SWEET!! Lookin' awesome! Can't wait to hear about the first firing.

Eric

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#3
Looking good! By the way I',m assuming that's a model 2750 intake, do you recall which gasket you used? I tried two different gaskets that were "suppose" to work with intake and the cleveland 351 and they just wouldn't line up correctly with the intakes on the heads...so I ended up making my own gasket. If it blows I'm back at the drawing board and prefer not to have to do that again.

Jim

M code 71 Mach 1, 351 4V Cleveland, Ram Air (not factory), C6 Trans, 3.5 rear
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#4
in the motor pic is that the orange rubber gasket or is that orange permatex? I never use the rubber gaskets on the end of the intakes, they always seems to squish out and leak. I usually use a nice bead of black rtv at the ends. But nice job and the motor is looking great!!!

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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#5
Mister 4x4;58541 Wrote:FREAKEN SWEET!! Lookin' awesome! Can't wait to hear about the first firing.

Eric, I don't think I've ever heard anyone so jacked about a rebuild coming together, including ME! Tongue Your enthusiasm is greatly appreciated!! dancebanana

Doc

Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#6
The fork looking thing is to hold the metal tube portion of the PS hose in the correct position.



“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
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#7
Jim and Jutta;58543 Wrote:Looking good! By the way I',m assuming that's a model 2750 intake, do you recall which gasket you used? I tried two different gaskets that were "suppose" to work with intake and the cleveland 351 and they just wouldn't line up correctly with the intakes on the heads...so I ended up making my own gasket. If it blows I'm back at the drawing board and prefer not to have to do that again.

Yep, Jim, that's a 2750 Edelbrock. I had to modify the gasket so the ports would line up by cutting out some holes for the "installation tabs" on either end that help hold it in place while installing the intake (I bought an engine rebuild gasket set, but can't remember if the intake gasket came with that set or with the Intake Manifold, or even if I bought it separately. Sorry.... Huh )
turtle5353;58549 Wrote:in the motor pic is that the orange rubber gasket or is that orange permatex? I never use the rubber gaskets on the end of the intakes, they always seems to squish out and leak. I usually use a nice bead of black rtv at the ends. But nice job and the motor is looking great!!!

It's orange Permatex that I'm going to have to clean up a little better. You're absolutely right - never use the rubber gaskets on these intakes. And thanks for the compliment! Smile

Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#8
LOOKIN GOOD !! That Forked bracket is a Power Steering Line stabilizer bracket

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#9
Don C;58557 Wrote:The fork looking thing is to holder the metal tube portion of the PS hose in the correct position.

Thanks, Don. I just tried dryfitting it, and it looks like it might be about 180* off? I look closer tomorrow.

Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#10

The hoses come up off the back of the PS pump and are hung on the bottom of the cowl-shock tower brace before running down to the steering gear.



“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
--Albert Einstein
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