Water pump housing

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  1. Bill M

    Bill M Well-Known Member

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    Just became aware of a water pump housing available with the lower hose outlet on the passenger side.

    Is there any down side to this?
     
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    Hard to see the timing indicator.
     
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    If your rad neck is on the left it will make installing the hose a bitch
     
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      Cranky Henchman #27 Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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      If it's cast iron, it's heavy as hell.....o
       
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      If your radiator has the lower hose connection on the driver's side I'd consider that to be a little on the downside.
       
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      Lots of cars and trucks in the 70s had the passenger side location.
       
    • Bill M

      Bill M Well-Known Member

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      rotation of the engine might get better flow with the bottom hose on the drivers side was my thought.

      i am stuck with a new radiator that has the lower neck on the passenger side. Upper is on the drivers side.

      Looks like a combination to difficult sourcing for hoses, what is the key to finding these? Is there a way to calculate them like with fan belts?
       
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      Inlet on the passenger or driver side won't affect flow, that's in the design of the casting. You don't want a hose that has to cross sides, of course. I would think mid 70's B bodies should work for an inlet hose. Top - look at Dayco 70539 for a pass side outlet. Lower, maybe Gates 21034. I'm going by memory from a 74 parts car I had long ago, so look at pics first.
       
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      Here's my '74 400 RR.

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      Bill M Well-Known Member

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      thank you for all the responses.

      How do you source correct rad hoes? when you can t go by engine and year of car?
       
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