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Username Post: Power steering pulley alignment        (Topic#360228)
Ice Cream Joe 
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Posts: 15

Loc: Northern California
Reg: 05-22-17
03-21-20 09:25 AM - Post#2789128    

I have a 65 with factory power assist steering.
I took apart the pump and rebuilt it and reinstalled. Now I'm having trouble getting the belt pulleys to line up. The pump pulley is too close to the engine by about 1/4". I can put some spacers (washers) behind the bracket on the block but not that much because the alternator belt is right in front of the pump. a little less than 1/4".
Is there some kind of washer needed on the shaft to stop the pulley from going on too far? There is no washer now but there is a groove. Can I just put a washer in anyway to keep the pulley out further



 


Jalapeno 
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Jalapeno
Loc: The Republic of Texas
Reg: 04-30-00
03-22-20 05:36 AM - Post#2789213    
    In response to Ice Cream Joe

Was it aligned before you took it off?

Jalapeno


 
bobb 
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Posts: 5554

Loc: paradise
Reg: 09-05-03
03-22-20 01:07 PM - Post#2789257    
    In response to Ice Cream Joe

pics would help. sounds like a bolt on pulley. i would probly make a washer to fit the shaft by die grinding out a grade 8 washer to fit. hard to say without pics.

70 L camino, grampa engine, g-force 5 spd, road rage suspension. Pray first before all else fails.


 
Ice Cream Joe 
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Posts: 15

Loc: Northern California
Reg: 05-22-17
03-26-20 08:21 AM - Post#2789491    
    In response to Jalapeno

It was but there was so much gunk from the leakage that I didn't see where all the washers and spacers were when I took it apart.
I think I got it with trial and error and an 14 gauge shim behind the pulley



 
Ice Cream Joe 
Newbie
Posts: 15

Loc: Northern California
Reg: 05-22-17
03-26-20 08:23 AM - Post#2789492    
    In response to bobb

yep it's a keyed shaft. Found a 5/8" 14 gauge "shim" at the local hardware specialty bolt boxes. It worked great



 


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