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Im lost need help. I m looking for a bracket to install a saginaw power steering pump on to a 351 c engine.Im installing a ifs kit with rack and pinion any help would be great.Or does anyone know if a stock bracket will work thanks

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All Lincolns used the Saginaw pump and I believe it was also used indescriminately on the 71-73 Mustang. I'm far from an expert, but I think at least the '71 Mustang was available with a Cleveland, so you should be good to go and not even need to fabricate anything.
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what about the mid to late 70's ford's that had the 351M, wouldn't it have the same bracketry? "ford's" means f/l/m.....
 

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I think the vans from 75 up to the end of that body syle use saginaw pumps. Thought I read somewhere that you could get a 351M or 400 in the vans but I've never actually seen one. I think a lot of the 4 wheelers use the van brackets to use that pump. I bought a 91 van engine from a core pile and it had saginaw pump with serpentine drive set up.
 

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No ive never thought about a stock ford pump.Ive heard bad things about them failing alot? Not sure figured a saginaw was a cheap easy way to replace a stock ford
 

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The Thompson (Ford) pump is a piece of junk compared to
the Saginaw unit. The noise difference is the first thing that
comes to mind and then it gets worse from there. (Noise
was the #1 reason Lincoln used them, warranty cost was
#2)
The Ford pump has no provision for regulating the pressure.
The Saginaw has an easily accessible and changeable valve
to assist you in this process. There's also about 20 different
diameter OE pulleys for the Saginaw unit and about 4 for
the Ford pump. The Ford pump has no remote reservoir
available. There's at least 3 different styles for the Saginaw.
Internal parts availability for the Thompson pump is basically
a joke, unless you know people. Ever try to get a new front
housing bushing for a Ford pump? This critical, high wearing
part isn't even replaced by most rebuilders.
 

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That's all great, if you can get the saginaw unit to bolt up. I have not had all that much trouble out of the Ford style pumps. Would still be running one, in fact, if the saginaw unit had not been included with the bracket assemblies I bought or my 460.

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The pump off my deceased 88 GT is on the C in my 80 LX.
 

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It's not that tough-
A-1 CARDONE Part # 206878
That's a Saginaw pump that goes on a '78 E-250
with an H-code 351. That's a 351M and the p/s bracket
should also conveniently bolts to a 351C.
Come to think of it, I've seen quite a few non-windsor
vans wearing Saginaw pumps.....
Ten minutes at pick-a-part, worst case scenario.
 

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Thanks everyone im heading out to pick an pull in Oakland hopefully i can find a wagon or van with the brackets in tacked.Thanks again ,Hey i also found a bracket through Summit racingpart # MCH-30405 it cost 129 dollars but its a perfect match .Thanks again
 

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I lucked out here in oakland no vans with 351c and no station wagons fe if you can hook a brother up let me know cost also if you can find the pulleys for he crank water pump and steering would be great if im asking too much just tell me double groove on crank the rest single thanks. Mike
 

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On 2007-01-07 20:25, 66GT289 wrote:
It's not that tough-
A-1 CARDONE Part # 206878
That's a Saginaw pump that goes on a '78 E-250
with an H-code 351. That's a 351M and the p/s bracket
should also conveniently bolts to a 351C.
Come to think of it, I've seen quite a few non-windsor
vans wearing Saginaw pumps.....
Ten minutes at pick-a-part, worst case scenario.
Be forewarned the 351M/400 PS bracket wwill need to be tweaked a bit to bolt to the C.


Don't ask how I know(80 LX).
 

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Hey now.... no tweaking allowed

I prefer "subtle parts modification".
But seriously, the 1972-73 Ranchero had a Cleveland
available and a 50/50 chance at having a Saginaw pump.
I'm looking at one right now, over at a buddy's shop.
So providing you could find a Ranchero, you wouldn't
even need to do any modifying.
 
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