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Old 12-15-2005, 09:49 AM
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1996 4.3 vortec v6

hello, i got a 4.3 rebuilt and i am trying to run a short shaft water pump there wont be any serpentine belt jest a fan belt running the alt. problem is the pullies i have are offset , dont line up. can i change the harmonic balancer, or go to the long shaft pump. putting this in a 1930 ford model a, so room is a problem. thanks Dave

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David, how far off are the pulleys? I take it that the Balancer pulley is out farther than the water pump?

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Most likely you have long pump pulleys so the short pump wont work with them... Either have to change pulleys for a short pump or go with the long pump...
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