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Offline Bandit one

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« on: January 11, 2007, 12:29:14 AM »
I was wondering if anybody has ever put an electric water pump on an olds 455. My water pump has sprung a leak and would like to replace it with an electric one. The car is only used for drag racing so i will run it off a toggle switch. I would still like to use the power steering though, is there a mounting spot on an electric pump for the bracket on the power steering resevoir? Also i noticed there is a hose that comes from the thermostat housing to the factory water pump, will that still be used or will i have to plug it off somehow? Thanks for your help.......
1978 Trans am Special Edition W72 4-speed (Original)(489 built)
1981 Turbo Trans am (Original)
1979 Firebird Esprit (Original)
1979 Trans am (drag car, 502 chevy)
1979 Trans am (403 project)
1978 Firebird Formula (Parts car)
1981 Firebird (267chev)

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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2007, 12:43:11 AM »
Some of the electric water pumps that I've seen so have the heater bypass and others do not. You will want to research this before you buy depending on if you want heat or not. As far as the bracket goes, I'm not sure on that one.
John
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Offline Bandit one

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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2007, 11:51:48 AM »
Thanks, do you know any brands. All i know is CSR and am not sure if the is a heater bypass or mounting spot for the power steering. Any help would be apreciated.
1978 Trans am Special Edition W72 4-speed (Original)(489 built)
1981 Turbo Trans am (Original)
1979 Firebird Esprit (Original)
1979 Trans am (drag car, 502 chevy)
1979 Trans am (403 project)
1978 Firebird Formula (Parts car)
1981 Firebird (267chev)

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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2007, 12:14:24 AM »
Just looked through my Jeg's catalog again and did not find one for an Olds engine. You might check their online store www.jegs.com to see if they have one there. You might also try Summitt Racing too.
John
1981 Trans Am
1996 Firebird

Central Illinois Firebirds
Ohio Firebirds