Not a super productive day, I have been waiting on parts before I can move forward with much. That and me working nights makes me want to sleep all day not work all day.
Anyway I got my power steering pump mount made. I started with an XJ sway bar relocation bracket that I had laying around. cut it and bolted it to my head studs. The piece I cut off got some 3/16ths tabs I made welded on to it. this will make the hinge side of the mount, I'm waiting on my pulley to come in so I can line up the belt before I weld it in. The holes where it bolts to the head are slotted so I have about 3/4 inch movement forward and aft on the motor for belt alignment. I will be using a turnbuckle bolted to the water pump and bottom ear of the PS pump for a tensioner. To make this work I had to move my Alt from the forward grove on the crank to the rear grove. Now the crank and alt have a belt and the crank, WP and PS pump share a separate belt. I would have loved to get it all to work with one belt but because of the lower rad hose I couldn't get the Ps pump low enough to engage the water pump.
The pump is a Xj pump. Standard TC style pump, that will get the pressure port drilled out some. I also need to pull the Res off and make a tube so I can run a remote res. I doubt this thing will hold enough fluid for my system.
Obviously not the fastener that will be used haha
Just FYI for anyone working with these old motors. They used to run wide belts, so the crank and water pump have big Vs in them but modern pulleys are made for narrow belts. I have found a Gates brand belt that is 1/2 inch wide, Its just wide enough to engage the old stuff without slipping and narrow enough to engage the modern stuff. It comes in a variety of sizes and is in stock at your local shop I ran a gates 9415. Its an Gates XL belt as they call it. anything from that line will work. Ill be picking up a 33 inch one for the alt and however long I need for the other belt. Also if you don't know how to read belt numbers. the last three numbers is the size. 9415 is 41.5 inches. so a 9330 is 33 inches.
I have to add that I love my UPS driver. Always comes at the same time, which happens to be when my wife isn't home
Today I got my first batch of whats left to get it driving
Master cylinder and assorted brackets for that and pedals and resd pressure valve
Hyd ram, hoses, fittings
steering u joint
and I wend down to sears and picked up a battery( hoping for 10 years out of this one haha)
Whats left, well Polyperformance never told me my tube clamp I ordered 10 days ago was back ordered for another week, so that wont be here in time for my drive date, I ended up ordering another one from ebay and my friend will buy the original one when it gets here.
So I need that tube clamp
Power steering fittings and pulley
-6 hose for Ps pressure line
and to run brake lines for the front end, rear should be good thankfully.