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#2423670 - 12/25/17 02:40 PM Saginaw Power Steering Pump
bee1971 Offline
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1971 Superbee Saginaw pump with keyed shaft and return line pointed at 9pm on backside - Has a curved bend coming out then it looks like it's spot welded to backside then comes straight out at 9 pm

Tried to order a rebuilt power steering pump for my 71 Superbee from all the local jobbers , everyone of them came with what looked like a new style square type GM reservoir with the return line hose pointed up

Tried doing a little research here , and it seems to Bee the normal direction I guess on these jobbers

Year One and Classic Industries claim to come with the correct reservoir at a price

My reservoir is all dented up like I was using a pry bar in the last 30 years I guess for tightening the belt
Who knows

I have a newly rebuilt 432 Stroker motor and detailed engine compartment and of course now this Saginaw pump decides to leak and look like ****

What are my options

Anybody rebuild these if I send out ? Reputable and make them look nice and pretty
Already have the lines and brackets off - Got the pulley Off also and it looks bent , keyed pulley

Is it something I could do ? Kits , Bearings , Seals ?

Hell I just put a 432 Stroker together

Bottom line it looks like the reservoir is the only thing holding these rebuilt units back from jobbers

Thanx Scott



Edited by bee1971 (12/25/17 02:42 PM)
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#2423801 - 12/25/17 09:59 PM Re: Saginaw Power Steering Pump [Re: bee1971]
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Registered: 12/22/03
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Loc: Spokane, WA
Doing a pump assembly rebuild is super easy. NAPA has the kits. The can is really thin, cheap metal. I’d say your best bet is finding a good junkyard unit and rebuilding. I did mine. Same thing. Some dunderhead pried up on the underside to tighten a belt. Fortunately you can’t see the dent from topside.

Be prepared for the paint on a rebuilt can to be sprayed on bare metal and nasty cheap.
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#2423802 - 12/25/17 10:01 PM Re: Saginaw Power Steering Pump [Re: bee1971]
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Cant help you on the reservoir but the actual pump itself, saginaw's are nothing to take apart and put back together, extremely DIY capable. They are nothing but a handful of O-rings, one seal for the shaft and if you decide to replace it the shaft bushing does require a press or large bench vise and assorted sockets to press the old one out and press the new one in.

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#2426577 - 12/31/17 03:43 PM Re: Saginaw Power Steering Pump [Re: bee1971]
bee1971 Offline
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Thanx

Have it off

Brackets and Pulley are off - Keyed shaft

Removed two studs on backside along with large flare nut for high pressure hose
Accumulator and spring removed or came out

Easy way to remove reservoir without hammering on reservoir ?

Any tricks to get reservoir removed from pump ? Won't budge and from what I understand it's just a large o ring sealing it

Pump has never been apart

Thanx Scott
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#2427599 - 01/02/18 01:11 AM Re: Saginaw Power Steering Pump [Re: bee1971]
Big Bad Bee Offline


Registered: 12/22/03
Posts: 10769
Loc: Spokane, WA
Originally Posted By bee1971
Thanx

Have it off

Brackets and Pulley are off - Keyed shaft

Removed two studs on backside along with large flare nut for high pressure hose
Accumulator and spring removed or came out

Easy way to remove reservoir without hammering on reservoir ?

Any tricks to get reservoir removed from pump ? Won't budge and from what I understand it's just a large o ring sealing it

Pump has never been apart

Thanx Scott


a gentle rap around the edge of the pump where it meets the res should do it without bending it. Maybe chill the thing if that doesn't do it.
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#2427636 - 01/02/18 08:10 AM Re: Saginaw Power Steering Pump [Re: bee1971]
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it should come out easily. Once rear bolts, studs and the pressure hose flare nut is out, the only piece that keeps the pump attached to housing is the oil ring "pressure" against the housing itself.

Actually you didn't need to remove the pulley to make this unless you are changing front seal... and not even if, because if you are making a rebuilding job, removing the snap ring on shaft inside the pump will free the shaft allong with pulley. Which is needed to replace the front seal comfortably anyway


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#2427720 - 01/02/18 11:05 AM Re: Saginaw Power Steering Pump [Re: bee1971]
bee1971 Offline
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Registered: 02/23/03
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Loc: Sobieski Wi
Thanx

My front pulley is bent also , another reason

I might get back to it later this week when it gets above zero

Or send it out to powersteering.com for a complete rebuild and restoration
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