I thought perhaps the fan clutch so I pulled it off to inspect - I bolted a metal rod onto the water pump and I found a little bit of play....nothing I could see, jsut a little somthing I would feel when I pushed on it.
I want to replace the water pump (a small black 350 short pump) and the pulleys.
I can't figure out which pulleys to buy and I need help, I am worried about my power steering pump and altenator lining up. I have a three pulley set up on the crank and a three pulley on the water pump and the inner and outter are in use. My thought was to buy a kit, all pulleys and brackets so I knew everything would line up - but everything I find is either serpentine or for a long water pump. Anyone have any thoughts?
My brother wants to go to a u pull it junk yard, but I am worried about being able to find a short water pump on a chevy with all brackets and pulleys on it .... ugh -- any thoughts? Anyone know of a complete kit that I can order?
Sorry should have said .... very new to all this, learning as I go. Do you have a link? Is this March V Belt system a kit so that my power steering and altenator line up with the belts? I guess I am interested in a pulley and bracket kit if one exists.
John, I agree with Pauls recommendation. I have been looking for some nice brackets and pulleys for mine and I think I am going to go with the March Pulleys as well. Thanks Paul, Now you cost me more money! Rodney
I see the same price at different sites, and probably much like everyone else here I really like dealing with Summit. Turns out that kit does not include the belt so I called Summit and was told it recommends a 54.8 belt and summit has a 54.75 .... sounds close enough to me. The belt adds another $20 or so.
Because there is a little wiggle in my water pump I am going to replace it as well. Summit has a chrome water pump and Power steering pump that I will order as well - might as well bling it out when I am there :-) I'll do a chrome alternator afterwards. It might be a few weeks but I'll post pictures when I am done. I am considering losing the fan and going dual electrics as I would like to lose the shrowd.
Since the car is laid up I removed the steering column yesterday so I can work on the bracketing - looks like the under dash mounts are all wrong which is why the column sits too low. I am going to fabricate my own and fix it once an for all .... hope to be driving again soon !!
According to summit this does allow for a fan and I do not have to switch to electric (which I do want to, just not right now). I will call March to confirm, they open at 9
I placed my order for this kit, high volumn water pump, power steering pump and new alternator, Clutch fan (a lot of new chrome and polished aluminum) - $1,000 later.....eesh ! I just hope I have everything I need to install it this weekend. I am assuming my current power steering pump hoses can be moved to accomodate the new positioning of the pump. The rest I *thinik* should work well ..... we shall see !
Hi Bob - I called March and they confirmed that the water pump pulley has a cover over it. When used with a fan you simply do not use the cover - thank you very much for pointing it out too, while on the telephone with March Performance they commented that I more than likely will require fan spacers ! that would have been upsetting this Saturday if I failed to buy all the parts. Where I live in PA there are not many speedshops around and those that we do have are not very well stocked !
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