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Re: Water pump hurled on my driveway !
They are a lifesaver. I've used them before on high mileage Mopar motors. One of my Pappy's old 440s was worn clean into the snout a good 1/8" ! That's what happens when you build motors that don't have to get pulled apart for 300,000 miles, even then it was just for rings, bearings and seals, no overbore required.
We could buy them right from Ma-Mopar, but for this 302 I guessed the aftermarket would have us covered and they did.
NAPA sells it by itself for @ $8.00 American under BK#6002024. My jobber's best counterman (who saves me a bundle) knew what to sell me to save me even more money(warm's my scottish wallet).
FelPro has so many gasket sets they're uncountable, but part # TCS 45450 is what you want. You've gotta buy a timing chain gasket set anyway and with this you get the sleeve and free loctite to go with it, as well as all the gaskets. It cost me $27 CDN or $18.90 American.
With all the money I saved I'm changing my rad hoses and the water pump bypass hose while I'm at it. This started as a water pump job so I'm doing everything prudent, coolant wise, NOW for preventative maintainence purposes.
I even bought a new T-stat housing as mine was WAY pitted and corroded around the neck where the hose seals/clamps on. Ford wanted $164.00 CDN for it. After the parts guy and I had finally stopped laughing, I got it aftermarket for $20 CDN (at my jobber).
Well eveything's been painted 4 times and photographed to death, so out I go to schlep it all in. Geez ! It's pouring and only 48 degrees out there ! Brrrrrrrr!