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I have a 1990 S10 2wd blazer frame sitting under my 1941 Willys body... I want to remove the S10 manual box & install a power steering unit (Manual steering is to hard for my wife)... I'm also installing a big block in the near future.
I located a complete set-up from an s10 2wd blazer which uses a Serpentine belt, however my 350 engine uses the old style V-Belt. Will an early v-belt P/S pulley fit onto the S10 P/S pump?

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Depends which S10 P/S pump you have. What year is it out of?
I think you'll also need the V-belt style engine mount for the pulleys to line up.
 

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I have a 1990 S10 2wd blazer frame sitting under my 1941 Willys body... I want to remove the S10 manual box & install a power steering unit (Manual steering is to hard for my wife)... I'm also installing a big block in the near future.
I located a complete set-up from an s10 2wd blazer which uses a Serpentine belt, however my 350 engine uses the old style V-Belt. Will an early v-belt P/S pulley fit onto the S10 P/S pump?

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Nice rig - and welcome.
You don't need to use the S10 PS pump.
You can source one from a Upull yard from a later pickup/car that still has the V belts.
The pressure side of the pump on earlier trucks/cars was not metric. The later (1985 + newer IIRC) are metric.
You can bolt the pressure/return lines right to the V8 pump.
If you really want some quick turns, source a Trans am or Z 28 box with the quick ratio gearing. It's a bolt in, all you have to do is change the pitman arm.
 

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a 1990 manual box uses a power steering pitman arm, no changing necessary.
 

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You should look into going with an electric pump so you dont have to worry about a serpentine belt.


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You should look into going with an electric pump so you dont have to worry about a serpentine belt.


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Nice rig - and welcome.
You don't need to use the S10 PS pump.
You can source one from a Upull yard from a later pickup/car that still has the V belts.
The pressure side of the pump on earlier trucks/cars was not metric. The later (1985 + newer IIRC) are metric.
You can bolt the pressure/return lines right to the V8 pump.
If you really want some quick turns, source a Trans am or Z 28 box with the quick ratio gearing. It's a bolt in, all you have to do is change the pitman arm.
I ended up using a mid 70's Chevy pickup V8 pump and an early s10 steering box, I had the pressure line made up, works great!.
I could have used a Z28 or Firebird Box but I don't like a "Quick-steer feeling" on a light vehicle (2,550 pounds)
I had installed R&P steering on a 39' Ford I built years ago, I was always "Correcting" every bump, twist & turn.
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You probably had some bump steer then. My Fiesta has really quick steering, weighs about the same, and has no problem staying straight over bumps.
 
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