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Technical Saginaw pump on a 325 Hemi? What bracket?

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by samdjr74, Jul 13, 2018 at 10:19 PM.

  1. samdjr74
    Joined: Feb 8, 2016
    Posts: 42


    Hello all,

    I'm trying to run a modern Saginaw PS pump on my 58 Dodge with a 325 Hemi in it. The car would have come stock with a Vickers pump, however, they aren't easy to get, they are extremely costly to rebuild and I've been told reliability is hit or miss. Plus I have a newer Saginaw in there now but the home made bracket is a nightmare. The pump sits at a bad angle and the welds are plain old ugly. I was wondering if anyone is aware of a bracket that I can use either as a direct bolt on or something that needs minimal modifications. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,

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  2. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 8,833

    from oregon

    Ideally this is one of those "build as required" projects but if you have limited skills, equipment, etc retrofitting existing components (or kits) is an option, this Google search is full of photos and inspiration from the myriad of components and kits from suppliers.
    Note this was just for small blocks, most of these vendors cover big blocks also.
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  3. phat rat
    Joined: Mar 18, 2001
    Posts: 4,197

    phat rat

    Use the bracket you have it looks sturdy enough. Straighten it out, cut and reweld if needed and clean up the welds.
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  4. samdjr74
    Joined: Feb 8, 2016
    Posts: 42


    It's actually pretty bad. The arm with the adjustment slot is twisted, probably because it's been sitting on an angle for so long. But I do have an idea. I have a Saginaw bracket for a 318. The mounting holes line up but the angle are all wrong. I may take that bracket, cut a wedge piece out of the bottom and weld the seam up. That might just do it.
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