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5/22/11 4:10pm - Original Message: 'Pulley help needed'
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My fan is crazy wobbely !

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?
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5/22/11 8:00pm - Reply: 'Pulley help needed'
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I went with the March v belt pulleys - awesome fit and trouble free - and they look awesome!!!Thumbs Up

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5/22/11 8:05pm - Reply: 'Pulley help needed'
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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.
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5/22/11 8:39pm - Reply: 'Pulley help needed'
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http://www.marchperf.com/pg10.html

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5/22/11 9:11pm - Reply: 'Pulley help needed'
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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!
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5/22/11 9:25pm - Reply: 'Pulley help needed'
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Rod, it's contagious!! Shocked

See pulleys on the Lukester:



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5/22/11 11:08pm - Reply: 'Pulley help needed'
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Hey Paul, pulleys look great. We all need to know what kind of invisible plug wires your using!
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5/22/11 11:55pm - Reply: 'Pulley help needed'
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Same brand as my fuel line to the carb!!! Rolling On The Floor Laughing

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5/23/11 5:39am - Reply: 'Pulley help needed'
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Great, thank's guys ! 
 
 
I found this on Summit $550 .. of course Iam going to want to change out my alternator now ! 
 
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5/23/11 6:27am - Reply: 'Pulley help needed'
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That's the kit I have. I bought mine about 4 years ago - looks like the price nearly doubled!! Shop around first and make sure Summit is realistic - they usually are tho...

Be careful with the PS pulley. Needs to be pressed onto the shaft. Make sure not to push on the shaft - can damage the internals...

Nice kit - you'll love it!! They give you an under drive crank pulley as well!

Have fun.

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5/23/11 7:48am - Reply: 'Pulley help needed'
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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 !!
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5/23/11 11:14am - Reply: 'Pulley help needed'
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Does that kit allow for a fan or do you need to be using electric cooloing fans

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5/24/11 7:54am - Reply: 'Pulley help needed'
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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 ! 
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5/25/11 7:11am - Reply: 'Pulley help needed'
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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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5/25/11 7:13am - Reply: 'Pulley help needed'
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Oh, since I am swaping out my power steering pump what and how much fluid should I pick up?
 
The guy at Summit I spoke with said I would not require anything beyond the bolts that come with the March pulley kit - I had asked if I was going to need any fittings for the hoses. 
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