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Title: B/RB water pump questions
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 23, 2009, 06:46:36 PM
I have to replace the BoaB's water pump.
Eons ago,a good friend gave me a pump that was used only for a very short time.(he installed the aluminum pump/housing)
It fits my housing,but it looks different.
I am not sure if it is for an AC car or not.
Should I chance using it?
Take a look at the pics and see what you think.
The original is on the left,replacement on the right..
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/Barge%20On%20A%20Budget/BargeonaBudget316.jpg)
Title: B/RB water pump questions
Post by: Ken on October 23, 2009, 11:20:37 PM
My vote, I'm thinkin' no, hoss.  Doesn't look right to me, like the newer one is for a non- heavy duty cooling car.

Title: B/RB water pump questions
Post by: Herman on October 24, 2009, 12:49:37 AM
Stop yur whining and just mount it... ;)

The original one is a pump used on cars with air, the new one is a stock pump.
Effective cooling might be slightly less since the vanes are a tad smaller but since you're living in permafrost-territory you won't notice a thing... :)




Title: B/RB water pump questions
Post by: Stan Paralikis on October 24, 2009, 03:42:52 AM
Use it.  If I understand the situation correctly, the A/C cars, like you said, did get the higher volume water pump, BUT, both of them went into the same water pump housing.  So why NOT use it?  I would regardless of whether the car had A/C or not.
Title: B/RB water pump questions
Post by: Steve on October 24, 2009, 07:46:17 AM
Pssssst  Pssssst  There is no difference today.  Just like the ball joints.
Title: B/RB water pump questions
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 24, 2009, 02:22:39 PM
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That's funny...The BoaB is a factory non-air car.Based on the condition of the pump and casting date on it it has never been replaced.
I will be using the freebie pump if I cannot find a "correct" looking pump.
Besides,I will be using the seven blade fan,26" rad and fan shroud.
 
CBarge2009-10-24 19:24:47
Title: B/RB water pump questions
Post by: Rich on October 24, 2009, 02:45:00 PM
Your old one almost looks like it goes to a '65 or '66 model. The new one is the stock replacement pump you can get almost anywhere. It has a much larger diameter bearing for increased durability. 

Title: B/RB water pump questions
Post by: Stan Paralikis on October 24, 2009, 03:46:29 PM
Quote from: CBarge
I will be using the freebie pump if I cannot find a "correct" looking pump.
Still worried about losing points at Pebble Beach, eh? (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: B/RB water pump questions
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 24, 2009, 04:08:03 PM
I am more worried about cooling capacity more than show points.
I am my own worst critic..
More like scoring with Pebbles on the beach..
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_EVNJz2KzLVU/SZdaZQBdGTI/AAAAAAAAGUw/kA8-4PzUd70/s400/pebbles.jpg)