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Old 10-11-2003, 08:51 PM
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Year to year real differences in cooling.

I prefer the short pump, as do many others. They give you room to run a mechanical belt driven fan in the cars I build (early Fords with Chevrolet power)

There is also a lot more after-market support for the short pumps (pulleys, brackets and after market water pumps).

There is another pump available that a lot of 32 Ford people use (myself included)........the Zip raised water pump. It is a aluminum housing that a 6 cylinder Chevrolet pump fit into. The fan centerline is raised 5 and 1/2 inches. Then you use short water pump pulleys. The Zip has the alternator bracket cast into the housing.

I have one on all the 32's.
I use a Edlebrock aluminum water pump on the 40.

As you can see.......I have to space the fan out almost 1 inch to get the 16" fan up close to the radiator.

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