Glad your here now, and spring is coming right up.this had been an ongoing 9 year project. my aim right now is to have it running by spring.
Everybody loves a 78.....Pictures no matter what condition
Right on PotomusPeteHey! Jenny's back!
He is completely right: adjust it until you like it. Because of the cable you can not do it wrong, as long the clutch disengage completely.Now, the clutch adjustment..... The way I've done it is get it as close as I think it should be, test drive, adjust, test drive, adjust until I feel it's about right for me. I'm not sure there's a specific write up for it anywhere.
'78 has a different pump than the '75-77 V8 cars.Going from memory on the power steering pump bracket since I got rid of mine, but it's not what you have there. It's a stamped steel bracket. I think @2Blue2 can probably help you out better with a pic. The stock fan is the one with rivets. My suggestion would be to replace it with something newer. I've had one of those decide to let a fan blade go and it come through my hood while driving years ago. So not only did I have to replace the fan I also had to replace my hood. I can only imagine what would happen if someone were unlucky enough to be in it's unobstructed line of fire.....
Now, the clutch adjustment..... The way I've done it is get it as close as I think it should be, test drive, adjust, test drive, adjust until I feel it's about right for me. I'm not sure there's a specific write up for it anywhere.
That looks like what I took off my '75.My car is a 78, I just say it's a 77 because I like the earlier Cobra stripes better than the billboard stripes and, for those in the know, know that 78s had billboard stripes and not what I have. And I've had a couple other cars in the past and remember a large stamped steel bracket, larger than the smaller bracket he has attached. But I haven't had a power steering bracket for my car since probably the late 90s, so I'm going from almost 30 year old memory. Googling for a pic of power steering brackets give me this that I think is what I had.
Look at post #683 of @2Blue2 thread. He's got pictures and may have the part numbers.thats good to know about the rivets on the fan blade letting go. i wonder if i can even buy a new one.ill check it out.i have the big outer bracket in that pic.it does bolt up to motor but iam missing the small bracket that bolts to the pump then to that plate.is there a part number stamped on it.so if i cant find one might be able to get one on e bay.