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Author Topic: Really weird water pump problem... ever see this?  (Read 2340 times)

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« on: October 08, 2014, 12:16:01 PM »

Started the '64 to do a carb adjust - coolant everywhere!



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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2014, 12:19:23 PM »

I recall that someone here (Chris in AZ maybe?)  had corrosion thru the back wall of the timing chest/inner pump housing on an LA 318, losing coolant.  This one's in a different location... sort of makes you wonder about the AL Mope was using back then, or the acidity of water and/or coolant used!

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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2014, 01:09:49 PM »

You're lucky Rog, the one I had dumped coolant into the crankcase!
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2014, 07:08:05 AM »

Hard to imagine it eating thru all that casting metal, but guess it did!

This is a Poly 318, anyone know if the part is the same as on an LA ,which would be much easier to find?  I know the water pump exits out the opposite side, but maybe this  part is shared?

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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2014, 07:43:38 AM »

As far as I know it is the same part, so not an issue. Water pump exiting the opposite side is no big deal.
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2014, 04:28:21 AM »

Good to know, thanks, that will make finding one a lot easier.

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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2014, 01:35:04 PM »

I believe it is the same.  Darn it Roger?  I just scrapped one
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2014, 05:29:25 PM »

318, 340 and 360 are all the same, should also have the timing mark in the right place, too.
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2014, 11:41:49 AM »

Luckily a local guy I've gotten stuff from has one off a Poly so I know it's right. Now to pull everything  off needed to get to it for replacement....I've got 3 cars torn apart at the moment... grrrr. 

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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2014, 03:06:00 PM »

Now would also be a wonderful time to add a new timing chain if it has slack in it.
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« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2014, 04:27:06 PM »

I think the Poly's were steel gears, so it would be a inexpensive job too
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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2014, 03:30:37 PM »

Good advice, but this poly only has 42k on it... "If it ain't broke" comes into play.

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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2014, 05:02:31 PM »

Yeah, that's 42K miles and almost as old as Steve! Thing is, a double roller chain can be installed for next to nothing and then you can be sure it is going to hold together, this is the weak link right now.
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« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2014, 09:31:58 PM »

Even at 42K Rog.  They stretch.  But you'll know when it's open.
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« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2014, 10:05:00 AM »

I agree with the others...replace the chain.  You have everything apart, and the chain is 40+ years old...regardless of miles...and it is quick and cheap insurance.

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