Good afternoon. I have a 72 Buick GS 455 and the smog pump has been removed or at least that is what I believe resided on the aluminum bracket above the power steering reservoir. Unfortunately removing the smog pump left the ugly smog pump bracket in place. Can this bracket be removed without a substitute bracket being put in its place? If not, will an earlier model 455 power steering assembly bracket (without a smog pump) work as a substitute allowing removal of the smog pump bracket.