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Old January 26th, 2011, 08:10 AM   #1
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I am converting manual steer to power. The steering box will be from a 69-75 c10. When looking for brackets and pumps I see long nose, short nose, saginaw etc. I need a pump that will fit a mid 80's SBC and have standard fittings. Any ideas on what I should be looking for?

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Old January 26th, 2011, 12:18 PM   #2
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Well, you need to determine what style water pump & accessories you have. On the SBCs, there's short and long, which is how far they physically stick out from the front of the engine.

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Saginaw steering just usually refers to the normal 'jeep' style steering box..
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Old January 26th, 2011, 01:08 PM   #3
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Based on the pic id definately say its the long one. Do different years have short and long pumps or are both available for all years?
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Old January 26th, 2011, 01:47 PM   #4
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while your at it why not convert to a 87-up style serpentine setup? the fittings on the P/S pumps are pretty common so getting lines shouldn't be an issue.
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