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Old 12-02-2008, 12:53 PM
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Long or short water pump? SBC-Bracket Configuration etc.

Hey I happened on to 3 high volume aluminum water pumps for a SBC. 2 are shorties and one is a long. I will keep one and sell the others but I don't know which size to keep. Are there greater accessory mounting options/brackets with a long vs. short pump? I'll probably buy some bracket kit in the future and convert away from the v-belt. At this point I'll have a PS pump, alternator and water pump and that's it. I'll have plenty of room in front of the engine if I wish to go long pump. 57 Chevy with an electric fan. The radiator is near the 6 cylinder (forward) position. Room won't be an issue.
So which style should I keep? Need to make some dough for Christmas shopping here pretty quick.

BTW, I have a March high position alternator mount, driver side, that puts the alternator between the drivers valve cover and the top radiator coolant hose....the alternator hits my tunnel ram so thats gotta go too....I think with all the room I'd rather place the alternator down lower anyway or outside of the valve cover.....

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I would think the shorties would be of more interest to rodders looking for room in early cars, but what do I know?
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Shorties will sell better, and the long pumps are much more common. Accessory brackets are available for the long pumps in a bazillion configurations, but short pump brackets aren't that common. I found that out the hard way because marine engines still use the short pump and I had to fabricate brackets to get what I wanted.

I'd run the long. Old-school rodders want the shorts so they can fit V8s in their model As.
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I always liked the long pump configuration......The alternator belt is shorter, less chance of it flipping or coming off.
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How is it possible to make the alternator belt shorter by having a longer water pump snout?
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On the long pump, the alternator sits in front of the pass side head, tucked in close. On the short pump, it sits way out beyond the drivers side head....needing a longer belt.
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I went with a short pump and have had fewer options for accessory brackets and/or serpentine conversions. Next time I'd go long.
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Next time I'd go long.
That's what SHE said.

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Actually I think she preferred thick! something more like a soup can.
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