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I really did not expect this.

Got the '68 driving pretty well, except for a very annoying belt squeal.

Checked tension, which was fine.
Belts look good too.

With careful observation I was able to determine that the power steering pulley is out of alignment, it sits a fraction too far forward.
Looked at the mount, no way to adjust it, it bolts to the water pump.
Water pump is correct, all other pulleys line up fine.

I would have thought that "All" small block pulleys for the short water pump would have the same off-set, but apparently not.
Or is it possible the PS pulley on my car is from, what, a big block?
Different brand of GM car?

Need to figure this out ASAP, I would even buy a chrome pulley if it got rid of the noise and alignment issue!
And I never waste money on chrome!
 

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Is the front of the pulley even with the front of the shaft? Maybe it is just not pressed on far enough. Memory says it is supposed to be flush. WARNING memory failing often at this age.
 

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Is the front of the pulley even with the front of the shaft? Maybe it is just not pressed on far enough. Memory says it is supposed to be flush. WARNING memory failing often at this age.
If I remember correctly your memory is good.

End of ps pulley should be flush with end of shaft.

It can be pushed on a little or pulled out a little to make up for misalignment.
 
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