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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 08, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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BBC Water Pump

I bought a Gen VI 502 that was complete with an electric water pump. I sold the electric pump and now I am looking for a mechanical pump. I have never bought a water pump before, so I don't have a clue if brand maters, short/ tall matter. What is the difference between short and tall pumps. This is going to be a street/show car with a pro-touring theme. Please help me out guys I am clueless.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 08, 08:38 AM
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Re: BBC Water Pump

Your '68 requires a short pump.
(In '69 all GM except Corvette switched to long pumps.)
Edelbrock make a very good (USA-made) Victor aluminum pump #8850.
That would be my choice.
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=EDL%2D8850&N=700+ 115&autoview=sku


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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 08, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Re: BBC Water Pump

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Your '68 requires a short pump.
(In '69 all GM except Corvette switched to long pumps.)
Edelbrock make a very good (USA-made) Victor aluminum pump #8850.
That would be my choice.
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=EDL%2D8850&N=700+ 115&autoview=sku


I'm not arguing with you, but why does it require a short pump?

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 08, 09:19 AM
 
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Re: BBC Water Pump

It's b/c the Alt. is on the drivers side up close to the top front corner of the valve cover w/ a short water pump.

The long w/p's Alt. is over on the pass. side in front of the head so it sticks out front farther.

It's a belts and pulley deal here! You need systems for each, can't mix parts or belts..

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 08, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Re: BBC Water Pump

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It's b/c the Alt. is on the drivers side up close to the top front corner of the valve cover w/ a short water pump.

The long w/p's Alt. is over on the pass. side in front of the head so it sticks out front farther.

It's a belts and pulley deal here! You need systems for each, can't mix parts or belts..

pdq67
So if I went with an aftermarket front runner setup, that would make a difference.

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