Buick PS Brackets & Pumps
by George Nenadovich
The two brackets on the left are from a 71 Skylark. The ones
on the right are from a 70 Electra. The Electra version has an aluminum
front bracket, #1385158 and stamped steel back bracket, #1385157. The Skylark
has stamped steel front and rear, #1234485. The white arrow shows
the adjustment slot on the Electra bracket. The slot is too low for use
on Skylark/GS models and lets the power steering pump contact the power
steering box high pressure hose/line.
This is an original power steering pump from a 68 GS400.
Notice the shape of the neck.
This is a power steering pump from a 70 GS455. Notice this
one has a very short neck. Either unit will work in the brackets since the
have the same mounting holes.
This is the correct 68-70 Buick Skylark/GS power steering
bracket set-up. This places the pump near the valve cover. The first brackets
when installed places the pump just above the steering box without contacting
it. The white arrow indicates a missing screw.