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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 19, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Question Water pump ID

My 68 was overheating, so I replaced the t-stat and the idiot light sender...but the light still came on.

Next up is the water pump. I ordered one for a 68 camaro 350. When I went to install it tonight, I discovered the mounting bosses I need for the alternator werenít there.

The engine is a CKL code 1973 350, but as itís a transplant, I have no idea what the water pump application was originally.

Iíd like to keep the existing alternator bracket setup (non-original.) That requires two mount points on the passenger side, and one at the top.

Anyone know what application I should ask for at the auto parts place?


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My 68 was overheating, so I replaced the t-stat and the idiot light sender...but the light still came on.

Next up is the water pump. I ordered one for a 68 camaro 350. When I went to install it tonight, I discovered the mounting bosses I need for the alternator werenít there.

The engine is a CKL code 1973 350, but as itís a transplant, I have no idea what the water pump application was originally.

Iíd like to keep the existing alternator bracket setup (non-original.) That requires two mount points on the passenger side, and one at the top.

Anyone know what application I should ask for at the auto parts place?

It looks like a long water pump mounted in the picture. Order one for the 1969 or later 350 engine.

Thanks,

Jeff


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Re: Water pump ID

Before 1969, Camaros had "short" water pumps. They switched to the long pump in 69 and the alternator moved from the driver's side to the passenger side.

I guess they sold you a "short" water pump for a 1968 Camaro; but you need a "long" water pump for a 1973 350 engine.

Just tell them you need a water pump for a 1969 Camaro and it should look like the one that's on your 1973 engine.

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Re: Water pump ID

Is it aluminum or just iron un-rusted and unfinished? If aluminum have it rebuilt.

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Re: Water pump ID

Thanks everyone! Always fun guessing what stuff POís installed. Iíll hit NAPA tomorrow. Thereís a show Saturday that Iíd like to attend, so having the current one rebuilt isnít likely.

Fingers crossed this fixes the problem. I have an original shroud, and a mechanical fan, but the radiator is only 1 core. That may be next to get swapped out. It was only 70* or so outside on the last temp light. Iím a little nervous itís a crack, but the oil and plugs looked ok.

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