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Can I use my original 351W power steering pump with the 428 brackets on my new 428CJ engine?
Is there any difference between small and big block steering pumps?
 

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The internal pumps are the same, the reservoirs and pulleys are what make them different.

I doubt that it will make much of a difference which way the low pressure nipple is pointing if the hose is long enough.
 

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Sometimes the routing for the hoses is different between the big and small block engine. I had to switch to the big block configuration when adding headers to a small block because the houses were rubbing on the header pipes. Big block lines go straight down from the steering pump, small block run on the inside of the fender, down low. If running a big block I would change out the hoses. They are easier to work with as a bonus.
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Thanks for the info.
 
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