Cream butter; gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, beating well. Add the beaten eggs and grated orange rind; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with 3/4 cup orange juice, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix well after each addition. Stir in pecans. Pour batter into a greased 9x5x3" loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 50 to 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted comes out clean. Cool loaf in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.
Combine 2 1/2 teaspoons orange juice and powdered sugar; drizzle over loaf.