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Old 01-11-2019, 04:11 PM
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Any suggestions who to get for my water pump rebuild/restoration.......................Thanks for any leads................>Bruce
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:09 PM
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Zip Corvette has them. Lots of other vendors also.

https://www.zip-corvette.com/68-82-c...build-kit.html
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by corvetteload View Post
Any suggestions who to get for my water pump rebuild/restoration.......................Thanks for any leads................>Bruce
Are you seeking a rebuild of your original to achieve concours-level judging?
Or something similar?
Or something entirely different?

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Just an original pump for my 69 BB and want to make sure doesn't leak when I put on engine. So a rebuild and some Chevy Orange paint and done
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:46 PM
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There is a company at Columbia SC … Neil Co...They USED to rebuild brake shoes, master cylinders, distributors and water pumps. Don't know if they still do that or have morphed into something else … but they're still listed. Don't know where you stay but there may be something similar much closer.
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Had 2 restored a few years ago by Arthur Gould restorations in Northport NY.
$80 each plus shipping.
Check em out closely when you get em back.
First one leaked from the back cover, had to take it off and replace the gasket.
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Originally Posted by KapsSA View Post
Had 2 restored a few years ago by Arthur Gould restorations in Northport NY.
$80 each plus shipping.
Check em out closely when you get em back.
First one leaked from the back cover, had to take it off and replace the gasket.
Sooooooooo, eliminate him
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Originally Posted by teamo View Post
Zip Corvette has them. Lots of other vendors also.

https://www.zip-corvette.com/68-82-c...build-kit.html
has anybody done this,and did it work?
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How about a brand new AC Delco pn 252-372...acd site says it fits 69 C3 BBC …about $50 on amazon
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Originally Posted by corvetteload View Post
Sooooooooo, eliminate him
I would not eliminate him. Has a good reputation. Has done 5 for me over the years with no issues.
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Originally Posted by corvetteload View Post
Sooooooooo, eliminate him
NO, just inspect it, I didn't!
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Originally Posted by jackson View Post
How about a brand new AC Delco pn 252-372...acd site says it fits 69 C3 BBC …about $50 on amazon
That's what I would do.
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FWIW, you can look up a surprising number of 40 and 50 year old Corvette parts at the ACDelco website:

https://parts-catalog.acdelco.com/ca...log_search.php

Then you can punch that number into Rock Auto, Amazon, eBay, or even get it at your local Chevy dealership for a chuckle.

As jackson stated, ACDelco water pump 252-372 is what you want.

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Originally Posted by jackson View Post
How about a brand new AC Delco pn 252-372...acd site says it fits 69 C3 BBC …about $50 on amazon
I just went through two A/C Delco's with cracked housings and "made in China" stamped all over it. I know I know everything is made in China these days but just passing it on.
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Seems to me that there is a YouTube video on how to do this.
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:49 AM
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They are not hard to build with the kit but you have to pay attention to what you are doing. We get broken seals sent back all the time because they are mis installed. Also you need to make you have a press and that you properly support the pump. If you go and press on the pump with it setting on the legs you will break it in half. We thought about offering a service for it but have not done so yet. The kit is very simple though and it replaces all of the parts.
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