Default power steering pump bracket with 4.0 head swap 

Old 12-31-2018, 02:52 PM   #1
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Hi all, still in the middle of my 81 cj7 rebuild, currently reassembling the engine with a 4.0 head swap. Has gone relatively smoothly, with some assistance, but wanted to get some thoughts on the power steering pump bracket. I knew there was going to be some modification required - too short now and won't clear the 4.0 exhaust - but I have seen very little specific info on how to modify. I installed a banks exhaust header, rather than stock exhaust manifold, and i think the front tube juts out farther than usual. Pic attached (sorry is oriented weird, couldn't get it to rotate). Anyway, would be interested in hearing from those who have done the swap what they did, and seeing some pics if available. thanks in advance.
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Default Re: power steering pump bracket with 4.0 head swap 

Old 01-01-2019, 09:17 AM   #2
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I cut/notched mine as needed with a sawzall and cleaned it up with an angle grinder.

 

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Old 01-01-2019, 09:08 PM   #3
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My bracket cleared the stock 4.0 manifold with room to spare, so can't help with that part.

To add height to the bracket, since the 4.0 head is taller, I bolted up the bracket and then bolted a 1/2" (IIRC) to the intake, marked them, cut some off of both where they overlapped, then welded the washer to the bracket. I did tack them together when i did the last test fit.

The lower intake bolt hole was moved and isn't a "complete" hole, but a washer with the bolt keeps it in place no problems.
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