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Old 03-14-2013, 04:12 PM   #1
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Water Pump Info

It's new water pump time on the Mustang, so I thought since I am opting for the Duralast Heavy Duty pump - I thought I would show the differences. First off, it is made in China. That really is a sore spot for me - and if this thing doesn't perform, you can bet your butt it's coming back off.

Upon first glance, it really looks like a decent pump. I took a couple of photos to share:




For comparison's sake... this is the factory impeller design:


This is the Duralst HD unit's impeller:




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Got it on yet? If not, could you get a measurement from back mounting to pulley mounting surface. Just for a comparision between that and the '94-95' and Explorer pumps. Their casting quality has eally inproved. Our company wouldn't acept any thing from China for a long time because of quality.
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I have not put it on yet. I made plans to do it yesterday, but Mother Nature did not comply. I woke up to 6 inches of snow.

I will go out and measure it for you though!

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Dave, I measured 5 13/16". Spec says 5 3/4" - so I hope I don't have an issue. I measured with the backing plate and gasket on.



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Thanks, that's about what I figured. I got a '94-95' pump and cover with a Ford short block and that pump is 1.375 shorter. The Explorer is 1"shorter again. I know we both keep track of some of the difference. And I sure hear you on snow, your's probably melts shortly, our's is around for months.
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Thanks, that's about what I figured. I got a '94-95' pump and cover with a Ford short block and that pump is 1.375 shorter. The Explorer is 1"shorter again. I know we both keep track of some of the difference. And I sure hear you on snow, your's probably melts shortly, our's is around for months.
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Yeah, the Explorer FEAD is a really condensed setup. When I get around to doing a V8 swap into a Ranger, it's really a no brainer to use that setup. Lots more room for a radiator, fan, etc.

Oh, and I can see the grass again. A lot of it melted today. The weather has us down for 64 on Thursday too.... but this weekend is my 10th anniversary, so I don't think I'll work on it until the next weekend.

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I thought I would come back to this thread and say that this pump has been great. I can honestly say it has played its part just as well as the Edelbrock pump did. The temp is actually sitting lower now. That said though, the Edelbrock pump was being used with the factory fan clutch (using a Taurus e-fan now) and a horribly jacked up radiator.

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I just noticed that I never put a picture up of this pump installed! Better rectify that.



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