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Old 09-14-2020, 07:18 PM   #1
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Cam someone school me on a 48 truck water pump repair. (install a kit)
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Old 09-14-2020, 07:19 PM   #2
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Which engine?
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Yes. Put it on a box & send it to Skip is the best instruction I could give. You won’t regret it.
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Old 09-14-2020, 08:20 PM   #4
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Cam someone school me on a 48 truck water pump repair. (install a kit)
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If you already have a kit and want to do it yourself, fear not - it's simple.
You will need a press to remove the pulley and impeller.
The rest is pretty straight forward. Remove the pulley and impeller, remove the bushing.
Install the new bushing. Check fitment between the new shaft and the freshly installed bushing. If it fits nice, press the impeller and pulley back on and you're done.
In the kit, there should be instructions as to the direction and order of the thrust washer, spring , etc.

If you don't already have the kit or you don't have a press, send the pump(s) to George Haney. Some guys call him "Skip".
Very ethical fellow that does #1 quality work in a timely and reasonably priced manner.
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Many V-8'ers have Mr. Haney's handiwork on their cars, many. He might be the only guy doing coils to keep our cars running tip top. And he's a distributor guy. Oh yes, the 3# radiator check valve is his... Am I missing anything?

Send stuff in a substantial package so he can use it for the return trip.

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Like "Kube" said. If you don't have a press you will probably break a pulley. Send them to Skip and you will be much happier. They come back with improved impellers plus gaskets ready to install.
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They come back with improved impellers plus gaskets ready to install.
They'll want painting, but then straight on the car, or truck, in this case.
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Old 09-14-2020, 09:04 PM   #8
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They'll want painting, but then straight on the car, or truck, in this case.
They do come primed, ready to paint your color. G.M.
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Am I missing anything?
I haven't needed one, but I think Skip makes a torque tube bearing?

Since I remembered the bearing, let me comment on the customer service. Even those cases where the customer is an idiot (like I was about a decade ago when my negligence exploded his beautiful coil by driving with the battery-cut-out switched off) Mr. Haney will fix your problem at his cost. He's like that.
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Old 09-15-2020, 03:25 PM   #10
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I had my pumps done up by Skip. They have been on for 8 years. Very happy with him,
and his work.
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Old 09-15-2020, 03:48 PM   #11
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To "Properly" repair a pump it is a bit more than just installing a kit. You need to have a press as mentioned but also you NEED to reface the housing that the seal rides against.. This requires a old water pump refacing tool or a milling machine. I use a Mill..

If you own a milling machine and are willing to take the time to level and setup the housing to reface; and if you own a torch and a press, try it yourself! otherwise you are money ahead to send to skip.
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To "Properly" repair a pump it is a bit more than just installing a kit. You need to have a press as mentioned but also you NEED to reface the housing that the seal rides against.. This requires a old water pump refacing tool or a milling machine. I use a Mill..

If you own a milling machine and are willing to take the time to level and setup the housing to reface; and if you own a torch and a press, try it yourself! otherwise you are money ahead to send to skip.
Michael, You add a good point about the facing... I am fortunate to have made a tool that does just this and should have mentioned this in my initial post. Thanks for the additional and note worthy information.
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