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rockafellz
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From: San Lorenzo, CA, USA
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posted 08-06-2002 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Fellas,

If I've got a '87 late model 302 with the water pump inlet on the drivers side could I simply replace the water pump with an earlier model water pump with the inlet on the passenger side? Do I have to replace the timing cover to a early model as well?

Or does anyone make a radiator hose that route from the drivers side inlet to the passenger side radiator outlet?

I'd rather replace the water pump than buy a completely new radiator.

Thanks in advance.

Erik

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69 Sportsroof
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From: Valley, Alabama, USA
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posted 08-06-2002 11:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think the 87 has the reverse flow water pump due to the serpentine belt system. To use the earlier type wp I'm quite sure you will need to use the earlier cover. Also, you wont be able to use the serpentine belt system with the early wp (would turn the wp the wrong way).

Is this the one...??? I think I just hit the century mark....finally.... YES!!! I'm a Gearhead!

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Moneymaker
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posted 08-06-2002 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can replace the water pump. There are several different lengths in the 80-83 applications so you need to match one up.

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PonyDoc
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posted 08-06-2002 11:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PonyDoc   Click Here to Email PonyDoc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been told for years that the Crown Vic pump goes in the right direction and has the outlet on the pass side.

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