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    Will a generic GM P/S pump work with Studebaker power steering?
    Mark Riesch
    New Bern, NC

  • #2
    It does on the Avanti II's, both my 74 and 83 have essentially the same GM pump from that era. The position/bend of the return tube is critical on the Avanti. You'll just need to see how much room you have behind your location. Rebuilts are dang cheap also.



    • #3
      "GM" Saginaw P/S pump (resembles a canned ham) also found on: 1972/79 FoMoCo Passenger Cars with Hydro-Boost, 1975/91 Econolines.


      • #4
        GM pumps were even used in ca. 1984 Nissan Maximas as well as some later RWD Torsion bar Mopar cars.

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        • #5
          Does the above apply to both Saginaw as well as Bendix systems?

          Do we know which one the OP has?
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          • #6
            I put a gm pump on a lark with ps no problems worked great


            • #7
              Well, look at it this way, even the original Bendix system used a pump from a different manufacturer (Eaton).
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              • #8
                My 66 Cruiser has a GM pump so Studebaker didn't have a problem with it powering the Bendix system.
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                • #9
                  So how would you modify the stock Studebaker bracket(s) to accept a Saginaw pump? For example, the Eaton pump is bolted to the pump bracket (1964 ohv six) by two bolts at the upper right of the pump similarly to a Falcon or Mustang six. The V8s with the stock Eaton have different bracketry.

                  Jeff T.
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                  • #10
                    Just to be on the safe side, I'd recommend asking someone with an Avanti II to measure the pulleys on the crank and the pump, just to stay close to the "factory" pump speed. I'd check for you, but I no longer have a II.


                    • #11
                      Precisely. jimmijim
                      Originally posted by Warren Webb View Post
                      My 66 Cruiser has a GM pump so Studebaker didn't have a problem with it powering the Bendix system.
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