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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 10, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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Water Pump-Geez, what the heck

Ive been to three local auto parts stores (Advance, NAPA, KOI) to get a short water pump for my 68 and all the water pumps they had were incorrect. The end of the shaft where the pulley goes over is either too big for the hole in the pulley or the shaft was too short and the pulley rubbed or the heater hose outlet was on the driver side. Its the original pulley so what the hell?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 10, 04:50 PM
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Re: Water Pump-Geez, what the heck

ive had same problem finding 1. i sent mine to cordone to get rebuilt instead of paying out the azz from any supplier. think it was like 35 bux.
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Re: Water Pump-Geez, what the heck

Sounds like they're showing you later (84~92) 'short' pump styles

Early Chevy short pumps are 5-5/8" from mounting surface to the top of the flange surface.
It's easy to lay the pump on a counter and use a couple rulers to measure - lay one across the flange surface and measure from counter to bottom of that ruler edge - should = 5-5/8" ...
Try a full service parts house or a larger NAPA and see if they don't have a couple you can look at and measure if needed.
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Re: Water Pump-Geez, what the heck

Are you sure the pulley hole was too small. The tolerances of the pulley are very close and it goes on very tight.

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Sounds like they're showing you later (84~92) 'short' pump styles

Early Chevy short pumps are 5-5/8" from mounting surface to the top of the flange surface.
It's easy to lay the pump on a counter and use a couple rulers to measure - lay one across the flange surface and measure from counter to bottom of that ruler edge - should = 5-5/8" ...
Try a full service parts house or a larger NAPA and see if they don't have a couple you can look at and measure if needed.
My parts guy lets me go through boxes to find castings without the by-pass riser

I'm having the same issue, my new bbc has a new Weiland water pump which measures 6 1/4. This is why my wp pulley doesn't line up. I found another pulley from Summit/Jegs that is taller than my current one and should measure up. Do you think this will work or do I need to get another water pump?

Thanks, John
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Re: Water Pump-Geez, what the heck

Be careful with the taller pully and a short water pump. The pulley may rub the body of the pump. I installed a Weiand pump in my 69 Vette with an aluminum pulley and had to put a spacer behind the pulley and hence I had to put a spacer behind the crank pulley. No problems after that because I use Zoops alternator and A/C brackets that are fully adjustable.

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