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bibbs68
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posted 01-11-2002 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had no luck locally finding bolts so I ordered what I thought was the correct set from Mustangs Unlimited. The old pump had 12 bolts in it. They did not have a kit with 12 bolts. My car currently does not have AC but may have had in the past. Could someone tell me how many bolts should be in the water pump or which kit I need to order from MU?
Thanks,
Jeremy

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mellowyellow
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posted 01-11-2002 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check with a supplier that specifically sell AMK bolts and Mustang hardware. They even furnish a pic in the kit which show which bolt where. I got min direct from AMK. They are in Va. I got some direct, recently. 540--662-7820 www.amkproducts.com

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-11-2002 12:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I spoke with a guy at ARP that told me that Ford has so many bolt combinations on the water pumps that nobody makes a kit that fits all configurations. With ARP, you have to try them on and if they don't fit, you exchange them for the correct sizes. It's a pain.

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bibbs68
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posted 01-11-2002 12:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll try them.

Does anybody else have any input?

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mellowyellow
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posted 01-11-2002 03:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I put the front of the 89 motor together with 65 cover, waterpump, AC brackets, etc. I ordered the 65 kit. There were a couple of misfits but I believe it was the later motor. Rest of time have been good. I've got a large bolt collection and have used the coat hanger trick to get correct lengths. This is one area where Chev seems to have a better idea.

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AKBOSSMAN
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posted 01-11-2002 08:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe those little drawings I made when removing the bolts on the Boss wasn't a waste of time

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mellowyellow
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posted 01-11-2002 10:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by AKBOSSMAN:
Maybe those little drawings I made when removing the bolts on the Boss wasn't a waste of time


Always marvel at guys throwing everything in a box or whatever, and fishing them out one at a time using them all! Watched a guy assemble a C-4 in a similar manner.

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bibbs68
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posted 01-15-2002 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, the kit from MU was almost correct. There was one bolt they supplied (2 5/8") that should have been about 3 5/8". Oh well. I think I have made it work. We'll see tonight when I fill the radiator up, let the motor warm up, and watch the rad. fluid fly! Well, I hope it doesn't anyway.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-15-2002 05:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's hoping your sneakers don't turn green!

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
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kid vishus
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posted 01-15-2002 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mellowyellow:
Always marvel at guys throwing everything in a box or whatever, and fishing them out one at a time using them all!


HEY!!
Thats how I put motors together But its not a box, an empty coffee can works best


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bibbs68
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posted 01-18-2002 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Here's hoping your sneakers don't turn green!


Well, no green sneakers but I got some major bubble build up. The gurgling sounds like the ponies in the engine are trying to get out!

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Fastymz
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posted 01-18-2002 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe you need to let the air out.I leave my intake heater hose off while filling the system to allow the air to get out.

SCOOP

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bibbs68
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posted 01-18-2002 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
Maybe you need to let the air out.I leave my intake heater hose off while filling the system to allow the air to get out.

SCOOP


Now there is a brilliant idea! I would have never thought of that. Thanks for the heads up!

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