With the pump bracket sorted out,I needed to put the cage bar back in.I pushed the pump all the way in,all the way out and centered in on the adjustment bracket. Checked it for pulley clearance,and hose fitting clearance,the return line elbow can be rotated toward the steering box. Ended up trimming some off the bar end,then rotating it outward slightly.Then welded the bar back in.
One of the challenges I created for my self was the power steering pump.Between moving the motor forward and adding the front cage bars, it did not leave much room for the power steering pump.The front motor mounts are also in the way. I've been using Alan Grove brackets so far,and used one for the pump also.I'm using a GM type 2 pump for its small size. I ended up having to cut the end of the front cage bar loose to try and get things mocked up into place. It turned out that I could weld the pump bracket into my existing motor mount and could make things work,(not the best looking,but functional.)The pump has a serpentine pulley on it right now,ordered a v-groove pulley that's not here yet.
With the front sheet metal off,I took the opportunity to clean up the frame horns and radiator mount.I had just rough cut them with a torch way back when,figuring that I would clean them up later.Well I trimmed up the mount and trimmed and box the frame rail ends.
One of the bigger changes I made to the car was moving the engine forward almost 5". This made it necessary to move the radiator forward too. Made some new brackets further forward.Modified the new radiator to fit,and also modified the new cooling fan assembly too. Will need to make a notch in the sheet metal to access the radiator cap.With everything bolted in,there is enough clearance between the motor and the fan assembly.
Had gotten a "complete a/c kit",but did not like where the likes would have to run. So I figured out what I need to get to get the lines ran in a way I could live with and ordered the parts.With all with all the extra fittings and hose,I started laying things out. Used zip ties to keep thing in place temporarily while I was getting things sorted out.Ended up welding a flat bracket to the frame to have a place to mount the hoses to.Will need to get some nice line type clamps to finish things out.