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JML
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted February 13, 2001 11:18 AM
I'm building a Street Stock and read article on cooling & 1 to 1 ratio on water pump.I plan on running a 1 wire Alternator & a stock type P/S pump.Idont have anything yet.I would like to know what would be the most economical way to go.Should I use a short or long water pump?

VIPER000
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 151
posted February 13, 2001 11:45 AM
USE STOCK TYPE PULLEY'S COST IS NOT WORTH BENIFIT FOR AFTERMARKET. MOST STOCK SETUPS WILL GIVE THE 1 TO 1. ON PS AND ALTINATOR. LOOK AROUND AND FIND A STOCK PULLY THAT WILL FIT THAT IS ABOUT 2/3 THE DIAMETER OF STOCK. I FOUND SOME IT JUST TOOK A WHILE IN THE JUNK YARD. WORKS PRITTY WELL. NO NEED FOR HIGH RPMS ON PS PUMP AND ALTINATOR DOES NOT HELP THAT MUCH BUT COSTS POWER.

SORRY I MENT 3/2 THINKING BACKWARD

[This message has been edited by VIPER000 (edited February 14, 2001).]

Pickel
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 239
posted February 13, 2001 08:54 PM UIN: 25419780
On my street stock I run a lower pulley off of a Chev. 6 cylinder and a lower pulley off a front wheel drive Buick Riveria. The water pump pulley if off a Chrysler 6 cylinder truck two groove. Power steering pump and alt. are stock. (try on an alt. pulley to get the biggest one you can find)

MOD RACER#93
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted February 14, 2001 12:01 AM
I had good luck with the stock stuff my first year of racing.. The second however it seemed I couldnt keep belts on.. See, thats when I started really getting on the gas.. Im not telling ya to just go out and buy all aftermarket stuff, but I did, and have not thrown a belt since. Still using the same aftermarket systeme some 4 years later. I dont use an alternator, takes horsepower to turn it. If ur not planning on turning many rpm's.....say around 5500, the stock stuff will probably be ok. But it only took me leading a race and having a water pump belt turn upside down on the pulley and throwing off the powersteering belt one time to trash the whole setup.......Just my opinion.

Fast Guy
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted February 17, 2001 12:43 AM
In my opion there is nothing better than an aftermarket setup. A good set of deep groove pulleys comes with all the belts for the water pump. You will have to buy a belt for the p/s pump. As for running an alt. if your running a race for more than 100 laps I wouldn't reccomend it. I've ran 3 weeks on 1 charging of the bat. We ran 10 lap heats 5 lap trophy, and 20 lap mains. The best part is the pulleys you buy don't go with the claim, if you have claim rules. (I ran a 30% red. crank pulley, no heating problems,)

JML
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted February 25, 2001 10:58 AM
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLYS. I WENT TO A FLEA MKT.AND FOUND 25% REDUCTION PULLEYS.THE PULLEYS WERE IN GREAT SHAPE AND CHEAPER THAN GOING TO A JUNK YARD. DOES ANY ONE KNOW OF ANY RACE CAR FLEA MARKETS COMING UP THIS SPRING IN PA. NJ. NY. AERA?

MOD RACER#93
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted February 25, 2001 06:09 PM
Good for you JML...I cant help you on upcoming swap meets in your area, however i would recommend at the next one you are at to look for the aftermarket p/s assembly, to complete your pulley setup. If you dont find a used one, buy a new one. It will more than pay for itself in the long run....Sounds like you are on the right track...

JML
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted February 25, 2001 07:25 PM
MODRACER; I DID PURCHACE AN AFTERMARKET P/S PUMP AND PULLEY SET UP.I NEEDED A BLOCK MOUNT BKACKET,BUT HE DIDN'T HAVE ONE.I FOUND ANOTHER FLEA MKT.IN NY.MARCH 31 AND I'LL TRY TO FIND ONE THERE. THANKS AGAIN.

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