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Old Nov 1st, 2019, 23:32   #1
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I have a 1983 360GLT but find the steering a bit too heavy for an old man! I bought a power steering rack and pump from a later car but I need a three-belt crankshaft pulley to drive the beast apparently. I tried one from a 240 but it doesn't fit the crankshaft...
Does anyone have clue about the variants of pulley in use? My garage tells me that the existing pulley(two-belt) fixes with three bolts and/or a centre bolt and that there may be a three-belt version?
Any advice appreciated.
This is the second GLT I have owned, the first back in the 90's that was a D reg I think.
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Old Nov 2nd, 2019, 08:09   #2
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You will need a different UJ, track rod ends and track rod arms all of which are no longer available.

Have you tried running the tyre pressures slightly higher?
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Thanks for that...I have all the steering parts including those that you mention...but the correct pulley to drive the pump seems elusive. Increased tyre pressure helps, but if I can have proper power steering it will make the old girl so much more driveable.
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I will see if my brother will send me a photo of the pulley on his 360 as it has power steering.
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That's very kind of you! Thanks.
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That's alright, I have asked him and he said he would... still waiting so I have just reminded him.
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Which model 240 did you try the crank pulley from? Your early 360 GLT will be fitted with a B19E engine, it could be that the 3 belt crank pulley you tried from a 240 was from a B200/230 series engined car and the crank is different.

I suspect you'll want to source a 3 belt crank pulley from a 240 equipped with a B21/23 engine and PAS - assuming they exist?

There are some aftermarket sources producing aftermarket lightweight crank pulleys if you're not able to source a good used example, for example here: https://shop.klracing.se/sv/artiklar...-8v-3spar.html

Would be worth dropping them an email to check it will fit a 360, the only potential issue I could forsee is if the pulley is deeper than the original as there's less clearance between the pulley and radiator surround panel in a 360.

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It's taken me a while to study what you have said and look into it, and I do think that you are spot on correct about the engine type. I see a pulley on eBay said to be for a 240/740 that is a three-belt and looks to be the correct fitting but I'll check with my garage man before buying because they're asking 55 just for the for carriage from California and I don't want to get it wrong. Meanwhile, I'll follow your link and see what happens!
Thank you so much for your time and effort. Much appreciated.
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It's taken me a while to study what you have said and look into it, and I do think that you are spot on correct about the engine type. I see a pulley on eBay said to be for a 240/740 that is a three-belt and looks to be the correct fitting but I'll check with my garage man before buying because they're asking 55 just for the for carriage from California and I don't want to get it wrong. Meanwhile, I'll follow your link and see what happens!
Thank you so much for your time and effort. Much appreciated.
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I'll add to my reply having looked at the site you directed me to: the critical measurement is lining up the belts; so that this lightweight job would have to be the same front to back as a standard pulley; but, as you say, easy enough to contact them to find out! This is exciting stuff!
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