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rod396

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68 396 Power Steering Pump
« on: March 19, 2012, 11:26:39 PM »
Does anyone have a picture(S) of a correct 396 power steering pump for a '68, of the backside, showing the nipples/tubes that the hoses attach to? details of the curves, etc.
The AIM does not show this in detail specific to this engine. I have been told the tubes curve upward, and also been tiold downward.
This is one question where a photo would be "worth a thousand words".
Thank you for any help you can provide

1968RSZ28

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Re: 68 396 Power Steering Pump
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012, 12:52:00 AM »
I don't know if the small-block p/s return line tube is positioned the same as a big-block, but here's a photo of a '68 Z/28 power steering pump I pulled off a wrecked car myself in 1981.

Ooops, I get this message: "Your file is too large. The maximum attachment size allowed is 300 KB."

I'll try to resize and post later tonight as I've to coach soccer now.

Paul

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Re: 68 396 Power Steering Pump
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 04:33:31 AM »
 :D
 Ed, thank you very much! That solves my mystery; turns out I have 3 of them! I am rebuilding mine for my '68 l34. Thanks to you, I will be certain that I won't be wasting my time on an incorrect pump.
THANKS!!!!!
Rod.

 

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Re: 68 396 Power Steering Pump
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 04:34:12 AM »
Thanks to Ed's photo I now know the small-block power steering return line tube is positioned different than the one on a big-block.  As promised, here's a photo of the one I yanked off a wrecked '68 Z/28...



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Re: 68 396 Power Steering Pump
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 04:42:23 AM »
Thanks for your effort in showing the small block pump.
I will keep it for reference.

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Re: 68 396 Power Steering Pump
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 05:44:29 AM »
No problem.  As noted above, I learned something too!

Paul

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Re: 68 396 Power Steering Pump
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012, 01:37:25 PM »
Check the DATES on your pumps and let me know what you have.

Ed

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Re: 68 396 Power Steering Pump
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2012, 04:07:33 PM »
Ed, where are the dates located?
I didn't know they were dated.

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Re: 68 396 Power Steering Pump
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2012, 06:04:15 PM »
Ed, where are the dates located?
I didn't know they were dated.

Go back to Ed's previous post and click DATES that's underlined. That will take you to a thread to read about date positions.
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Re: 68 396 Power Steering Pump
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2012, 03:58:05 PM »
All 67,68 V8's used the same #7800515 pump ( I believe 67 Corvettes used the same pump) with the return and pressure lines at the bottom.
The 67,68 AIM N40 A6 shows the correct routing of the hoses with sleeves installed.
If you go to the 67 AIM N40 A10 it shows the BB brackets and hoses. I would think they are the same for your 68 BB.
Do not forget the sleeves, 90% of restored 67,68's do not have them. No they are not reproduced.
Bob

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Re: 68 396 Power Steering Pump
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2012, 06:22:18 PM »


Thanks for your posting.
   Well, now I am up in the air about this. I do not have a '67 AIM; can you or another member scan and post the page showing this detail? Your statement about the '68 should be the same makes perfect logical sense to me.
  I have a number of these pumps, 2 being exactly the same as in the photo Ed posted, and some with minor differences (return line) that still put the return line ending point in approx. the same position.
   I also have one or 2 that exit below.
   I also received a personal reply stating the picture Ed posted was of a Passenger car pump.
HELP!!
   Any help/clearification would be appreciated.
Thank you ???
   Rod.
 

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Re: 68 396 Power Steering Pump
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2012, 07:06:55 PM »
Try this...

     1967 Camaro Assembly Instruction Manual - http://www.filedropper.com/1967camarofactoryassemblymanual
Jerry G.

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Ermine White, Red Std. Interior
2nd. Owner, 38,000 miles

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Re: 68 396 Power Steering Pump
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2012, 07:47:41 PM »
Thank you.
I downloaded it, and it does say "V8 engine", but wonder if it is a generic reference; I would still like confirmation of an original, if any still exist.
As stated before, I have been told from the top, and towards the bottom (return lines).
Ed, on your car, are you using the same configuration pump as per the photo you sent? Or is yours exiting toward the bottom?
Does any 2 of the configurations (upper or lower return line) present any interference/clearence issues?
I just want to be sure.
I greatly appreciate anyone's help.

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Re: 68 396 Power Steering Pump
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2012, 07:58:14 PM »
Here's a photo of a '68 Z/28 engine bay...



Notice in the photo that both the power steering pressure and return lines face downward.  The '68 AIM shows this detail too.

Paul