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electric water pump (1/5)
 4/6/18 10:01am
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1975 L48 Stingray 1992 LT1

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Did a search of forums but didn't see what i was looking for. Whats the opinions of electric water pumps? Good, better, bad some reviews talk of leaking and not being able to stop it.  Thinking I should make the switch but not sure what too, don't want to be ordering more than once with the cost of freight.

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Re: electric water pump (2/5)
 4/6/18 1:23pm
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Overland Park, KS - USA

1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.

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What is the advantage of an electric water pump? Is it just the reduction of a slight amount of power it takes to run it?


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Re: electric water pump (3/5)
 4/6/18 7:00pm
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Grapevine, TX - USA

1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

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I would rather have electric fans than an electric waterpump.


Re: electric water pump (4/5)
 4/6/18 8:58pm
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Duncanville, TX - USA

#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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'Lectric water pump on a street car am a bad idea, imho....

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Re: electric water pump (5/5)
 4/6/18 10:05pm
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1978 Base model, White w/red int. L-48, 4-speed, wide ratio. Has 82 CE wheels. New HEI & LT1 Headers now. UPDATE, NEW Tremic 5-SPEED installed. 2007 C6 Yellow Conv. Loaded except no Z-06 BOO HOO

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I'm of the same opinion as Gary and Joel above.
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