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Old 09-13-2008, 06:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Fitting High output steering pump to Rover V8?

I have a 4.2 Rover V8 (pre serpentine belt) to be fitted in a new build challenge truck. I will run Hydro assist steering (as I do now) but need to get a pump fitted up to the engine. I am at present running a ZF high output pump on the diesel but the size, shape and orientation of input and output don't lend themselves to being fitted to the V8 nicely. There are ways I can fit it but nothing that looks right.

So has anyone done anything similar? What pump did you use? How/where did you mount it?

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Old 09-14-2008, 08:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I used a PSC pump in close to the same location. Its a bit of work.
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I scouted round the scrapyard till I found something that looked about right, and fabbed a bracket and modified a pulley to fit. The stock Rover pump is as camp as a row of pink tents, so almost anything you find at the scrapyard will be better.

I later had it pointed out to me by a chap in an anorak that it was the PAS pump from a TDV6 LR3 - it's actually from a BMW that'd been stacked into a ditch, but they could well be the same part. I just picked something with ZF written on it that looked easy enough to mount.
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Steve, Bathtub has one fitted to his V8 maybe he can supply a pic
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That's a fine setup and better write-up, but it's for a serpentine engine, not vee belt.
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Old 10-02-2008, 06:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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the pump dosent know what kind of pulley is driving it.

with companies like March that will get you just about any size or offset pulley you ever want I dont see the issue.

I would just swap over and select the pulleys that makes it work.
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here check out this page

http://www.marchperf.com/pg50.html

by using the mount from alex's build he could then measure the location of the valley of the crank and water pump pulleys and then select the offset of the pulley needed to run them in line.
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Summit makes a really nice, albeit expensive, nearly universal mounting bracket that looks like it has a lot of potential.

The problem with the Vee belt engine, which you'll learn soon enough on the '94 RRC you're working on, the power steering pump bracket is really, really tightly tucked up in there and saying it's difficult to deal with is an understatement.

If you get a chance, give me a call. I don't have your new number.

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This is what I ended up with on my 3.9l in my 90. Pendy made the bracket you see and it was modified slightly to move the pump further from the steering box which may not be an issue if your rig is right hand drive. Sorry I couldn't locate any finished pics in the truck.

Pump is a PSC TC style.

Pendy may still have the template.
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After seeing that, I'm not sure which is easier, making a bracket for my D90's 3.9 or pulling the serpentine 3.9 motor out of my Disco and dropping it in the D90.
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Pull the serpentine motor.
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Hmm. looks like that bracket setup could be modified to run two TC pumps. now there's a good way to get some strong steering.
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After seeing that, I'm not sure which is easier, making a bracket for my D90's 3.9 or pulling the serpentine 3.9 motor out of my Disco and dropping it in the D90.
Or you could always try to grind the woodruff key groove longer and swap the serpentine front cover to the Vee belt engine and use the serpentine stuff.

Muskyman has done it, Will Tillery has done it, all the cool kids are doing it (that's why I haven't done it!)
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They do make the PSC pumps in clockwise and counter clockwise rotation. For your dual pumps darkstar. If I remeber correct there is no room though.

I'll make another bracket if the original poster wants to do this. But I will not be happy about it. After Tis' broken motor mount did in the original and caused me to redo the bracket even tighter I have no love for the idea anymore.

LWG has a version of this he accomplished as well. Maybe his is more straight forward.

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