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    Grand National parts were good parts from the start. In it's day, those engines were out performing almost all v-8 numbers. Granted the V-8 numbers were smogged down to be pretty anemic. A 454 BBC was rated at under 200HP during that time frame.

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    Fantastic news from Procar!! I like the way they operate.

    No doubt the GNat motors had potential. I have seen them take tremendous boost pressure and keep on pumping. Strong base for a high performance V6. Literally a stroked 231. That Jeep should do very well!
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    I tell you what bmorgil I feel a hell of a lot better now and yes the GN's had a lot of potential in there day, I know Kenny Belle in Michigan played around with them a lot and got outstanding results from them years ago.

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    On to my next dilemma, I sent my power steering pump to MN via Rock Auto to get rebuilt and they emailed me telling me that my "Lares #2771" pump could not be rebuilt but a "Lares #2017" pump would fit in my reservoir, low and behold it fit but the nose of the pump was to long to fit in the bracket I had.
    So I am thinking now I will switch to a teardrop ( new style ) power steering pump and bracket. I called Summit to see what would fit, and you know the first thing they ask is "What are we working on today" and you have to say a 1952 CJ-3A Jeep with a Buick V-6
    All I am wanting to know is what bracket fits a 82-88 Buick V-6 either a 225,231, or a 252CI motor and Summit tells me they don't have anything that will fit it. Some forums say a 350 Buick V-8 will bolt up to it and some guy's say it wont, getting pretty frustrated at this point.
    I even tried telling Summit to look up a 1987 Buick Grand National with a 231 and they still couldn't find anything that would work.
    Any Ideas Guy's????

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    TJ, typically I try to use the "Type II" pump. I am not sure what you are using. On most of the engine swaps to a more hi-performance environment, the type II will mount about anywhere. You will need to mount a remote tank and make some hoses. I have this set up down low on the drivers side of the block, on the ones I have used. I wouldn't be surprised if Speedway doesn't have a nearly bolt on for that motor. This should bolt on. https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Power...ings,2072.html Google "type II power steering pump conversions" and you will find more.

    These help to stuff an air conditioned power everything Chevy small block, into an S10 or a Rat into a Firebird! I have seen it used and have used this type in everything from Drag Race cars to Off road and Oval Track Racing. Might work in your Jeep.

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    After an hour and a half at Summit the guy behind the counter got me fixed up with a 1972 Cadillac Seville "Type II" pump that worked with the bracket I already had, what a relief!!!!!

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    I had to shim it a little with spacers to get the alignment right, but it came out pretty sweet.

    Now I need to get the right hose's and fittings to the steering box.


    Thanks Bmorgil for your professional advice!!!!
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    It is getting closer man!

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    There's always something that will work if you can find someone who cares enough to help.

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    And the Misses thought you were spending all your time on it before! I think you should sleep.

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