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Username Post: Water pump rebuilding        (Topic#278241)
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03-18-12 06:07 PM - Post#2204370    

I need to get my water pump rebuilt, and am looking for recommendations for a reliable re-builder. I also found this article (Article Link) about rebuilding it yourself. Has anyone here ever done this job? The article makes it seem easy, however, I would hate to mess up a 50 year old original pump.

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03-18-12 09:43 PM - Post#2204457    
    In response to junky

I looked into rebuilding mine myself but found I could get it rebuilt from this guy for not too much more than the kit itself.

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03-18-12 10:32 PM - Post#2204468    
    In response to Fossil_Fuel

I tried to rebuild one for my Chevy 261. I have a 4 ton Famco arbor press, and was able to press the shaft out of the housing and press the impellor off, but I couldn't find the right bearings for it. I certainly wouldn't try rebuilding one without a good press though.

This one I was also going to shorten the shaft--that's why the round "washer" is pressed back, in preparation for cutting off the end of the shaft. You can also see how wide the bearings are.

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03-19-12 04:18 AM - Post#2204492    
    In response to rrausch

Rebuilt my small block "short" pump using a kit made by SCR, same folks that make exhaust kits. Did this several years ago but don't recall it being hard. I used my large bench vise in lue of a press. Has performmed well.

I wanted to keep the original pump that did not have the top fitting which I think is ugly.


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03-19-12 06:46 AM - Post#2204542    
    In response to Fossil_Fuel

Junky - thanks for that link

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