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Is the water pump pulley a single or double pulley? Does anyone reproduce this part? Is there anyone that has a BB with power steering that has headers that fit without having BB engine stands?

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I just set my 67 up. Water pump pulley is a single groove. Mine utilizes a remote fluid resevoir. The complete set ups, brackets, pump, resevoir, and pulleys are out there. Grease up your wallet! I found mine through this website. Good luck
 

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I know 67 BB power steering pretty well, as I converted my SS to power recently. The water pump runs off a single groove pulley. This pulley has a big cone on it which sets it back from the water pump shaft about 3-4 inches. The first groove in the crank pulley runs the water pump pulley and the alternator.

Stock 67 BB power steering is designed to run off the "3rd" groove of the crank pulley. It will not run off the second! There was no one piece triple groove crank pulley as far as I know. Instead, a third groove pulley is bolted on over the main crank 2 groove pulley. It will probably work with a single groove crank pulley, but I've never done that.

This "3rd" groove pulley can be obtained used from Hemmings or try Sloan's El Camino and Chevelle - 760-949-6724.

I bought almost everything else from Ground Up, our sponsor. There are many instalation gotchas in this job - write me for details.

As for your header question, I have no idea. Is there some sort of clearance problem? Are you running a big block? What do you mean by engine stands? (motor mounts?).

Billb is right. Big Block PS is different than small block. What are you running?

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Thanks for your replies I finished putting the 427 together a couple of days ago and started to install the accessories (water pump, ps pump, alt). I was able to use the all three of the small block pulleys . I have a remote PS pump, reservoir and brackets. I was not sure if the pulley on the water pump would line up right . Everything bolted up ok and is in line. So I think I will be ok with the power sterring setup.

As for the headers.I am using small block motor mounts and would like to put headers on but I am afraid that the headers will hit the steering column. I have not heard of anyone that has headers and did not have to beat on them in order to get around the steering column. The cost of manifolds and headers will be about the same so it is just how the installation will look that matters to me.
Every book saids that you must use BB mounts inorder for headers to work. Does anyone have
experience with what I am trying to do? I saw a set of headers on a 67 in Springfield put the tubes looked small. That would be ok, but I could not find out who made them.

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Don,

I have a '67 with a 396 and headers. I don't know if I have big block motor mounts though. My headers are 1 7/8" thick wall primaries (Sanderson). I had to lift the engine a little to get the headers in, but once in, there is no interference with the steering column.
 
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