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We are converting a 68 Camaro 396 / 375 to power steering and we believe we have the correct parts (brackets, pump and steering box), but mechanic is having difficulty how to attach brackets. Alternator is presently on the driver side of the engine and we presume the power steering pump is suppose to be on the same side.

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  • cmoxley May 08, 2010

    we were wishing to keep both alternator and steering pump on the drivers side as we've seend quite a few 396;s done this way which we believe is a factory set-up. As a result, I'm looking for some sort of shop drawings that would provide the specifics including necessary brackets and bolts if such guide is available.



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I would personally put the alternator on the passenger side and put the power steering on the driver's side nearest the gear box. This will shorten the length of the hoses to be used. The alternator harness will be fairly easy to lengthen and make work. If you would like to send pics of the troubled area, I can advise accordingly. iambanshee74@yahoo.com

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    Kori Policy May 08, 2010

    Look under "the find" and type in big block power steering kit and you will see kits of all different kinds to at least give you an idea of what you need. Let me know if this works for you.

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