Serpentine Identification

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  1. dcozzi

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    I converted to a serpentine setup but, I do not know what vehicle it is from because I bought it a long time ago from a member here. I vaguely remember you had to use certain years to make it fit properly in our cars. It looks like it is from an early 90's Silverado.
    Is there a way to tell what vehicle it is from so I can get the right replacement pump? Maybe a number cast into the bracketry?

    It would help if I specified Power Steering Pump.
     
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    Is there a provision for an AIR pump on the rh side?

    I really thought f body and truck serp setups both use a reverse rotation pump, maybe with a difference in housings with 1 not having a heater hose provision
     
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    I thought the truck systems had taller brackets than the Camaros.
     
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    Only one pump for the serpentine set up as far as I know. Chevy always keeps it simple.
     
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    Yes... Look for numbers on the brackets so you can cross-reference to a vehicle.

    If you search for a part number on ebay… It will often times list what vehicle it came from and what else it fits.
    That won't tell you if it will work for a Camaro but it will give you a clue as to what accessories mate up with those brackets.
     
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    There was an air pump I had to remove on the right, passenger, side. I replaced it with a blank plastic pulley wheel.

    Sorry, I did not specify I was referring to a power steering pump. Are they all Type 1 and the same for pretty much every vehicle except for the bung/fitting that was SAE then changed to metric? I am thinking I had to take the bung/fitting off the v-belt based pump and put it on the serpentine based pump so the old hose would work. Sound right? It was 5+ years ago and I cannot remember. Should write all this stuff down so I do not have to reinvent the wheel every time I need to service this car. Nothing is original anymore.
    I have never felt this ignorant about something so basic on my car. Frankly, it's embarrassing.
    Now that I think about it, the water pump is reverse rotation because I had to change the fan to a counter clockwise model. Am I screwed or will it work like it should with a normally installed thermostat?
    Never did this before. Time to use the search feature.

    Edit: Looks like the pump is reverse rotation not reverse flow. Should work but, I will check the radiator while it is running to see what direction the coolant is going.
     
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    Yes, you are correct.
     
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    This setups all use old school sag PS pumps
     

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