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how to tell short from long water pump for Chevy

Post by Limey SE on Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:00 am

most already know this is for the newbies to to cars ( I know lame but some of the newbies to cars didnt know this )


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Re: how to tell short from long water pump for Chevy

Post by IndyG3 on Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:28 am

I've always used a really quick way of checking if I'm not sure. I try to stick my hand behind the water pump, and if it goes behind the water pump, it's a long style, and I can't fit my hand behind a short water pump.
EDIT: This is when the pump's mounted on an engine.
I guess you could say that it's pretty..."handy"...
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Re: how to tell short from long water pump for Chevy

Post by Limey SE on Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:30 am

ha ha LOL yea you can funny guy 40.5 hours and counting INDY

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Post by IndyG3 on Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:41 am

40.5 hours you say? You better post some flippin' pics!Like, immediately and stuff!
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Re: how to tell short from long water pump for Chevy

Post by Jedediah on Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:58 am

I am not really new to cars and i wasnt to sure what the difference was. I wrenched next to my dad but never really got a feel since he was always working on a different car and then selling it. I just know basics like ask the parts guy what you need. Is one better then the other?
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Re: how to tell short from long water pump for Chevy

Post by Limey SE on Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:59 am

yuppers the truck is dropping off campers first thing in morning in Lubock then going to grab her, , then to OK City for a mercedes ( NOT MINE ) and then to me by late tuesday afternoon barring any bad weather

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Re: how to tell short from long water pump for Chevy

Post by IndyG3 on Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:47 am

Jedediah wrote:I am not really new to cars and i wasnt to sure what the difference was. I wrenched next to my dad but never really got a feel since he was always working on a different car and then selling it. I just know basics like ask the parts guy what you need. Is one better then the other?

From what I remember, I think it's more of a matter of freeing up some space. I think Corvettes primarily used short water pumps to make extra room, while most of GM's other cars used the long style. Of course, someone can correct me if I'm mistaken.

As for the performance, I'd imagine they'd perform about the same, and it would depend on the quality of pump that you had.
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Post by The Dude on Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:35 am

AFAIK, all SBC from 66 (?) & older ran short water pumps & then they switched to the long style other than Corvette. Not sure if Monza had long or short, but I assume that short would make more sense in such a small car.
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