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gould
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posted December 29, 2004 04:31 PM  
i bought a sweet pump off ebay knowing that it was chipped on the back side and i can see the shaft. this is causing it to leak. will jb weld or some other epoxy work to seal it up? Thanks

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rpm20
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posted December 29, 2004 05:35 PM  
clean it really good and build it up, should work fine

cheeser32
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posted January 01, 2005 03:41 AM  
nope will leak like a siv... had the same prob. w/ a cv pump needs a new back and DON'T press it on pull it on....... good luck, Cheeser

Xtreme12x
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posted January 01, 2005 12:23 PM  
Gould,
Toss it, or repair for a spare and buy the new AFCO unit that has the resivior right on the Pump, very nice, less lines and looks cleaner. The afco unit sells for around 275

Istock66
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posted January 01, 2005 01:48 PM           send a private message to Xtreme12x   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
I have a alum afco serp set up and paid 330.00, now theres a even cheaper alum pump with the tank on it..

day motorsports sells it with a v pulley or serpentine for 229.00


gould
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posted January 01, 2005 01:51 PM  
its fixed for now, if it leaks later in life i will take it to work and tig weld it. being a welder by trade i should have done it that way the first time.

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gould
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posted February 13, 2005 07:05 AM  
ran the motor, jb weld rules

andykmod
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posted February 14, 2005 02:31 PM  
I hope it does not decide to give way when your leading the main with a 10 car length lead and 2 laps to go, that would be horriable wouldn't it??????????????

leapinlizard
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posted February 14, 2005 03:08 PM  
Not if you have really big arms!

JDTURNLEFT
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posted February 14, 2005 03:35 PM  
Last year I ran over something and it kicked up and broke mine, I think it was a profile pump, I was strapped for cash and I work at a wrecking yard so I started comparing to some off of gm mid 90's cars and they looked the same, figured the valve and spring were differant but the looked the same. So I used the pressure fitting and the pulley made myself a bottoming tap out of pipe tap and put on an inlet fitting.
Had my doubts if it would work under race conditions with a quickener. Long story short it is still on the car 15 races so far works just like the $145 one.

gould
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posted February 14, 2005 04:07 PM  
I do have big arms, lol.

dan ferry
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posted February 14, 2005 05:26 PM  
what was the pump off of JD? thanks

JDTURNLEFT
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posted February 15, 2005 01:34 PM  
honestly Dan it was an unmarked one with a broken resevior, pretty sure it was like a 86 celebrity,century,ciera (lots of gm vehicles use them) just pull the metal slide clips and remove the resevior and it looks just like it. Like I said in the 1st quote I was able to use the presure fitting and pulley off the race pump and it went right onto my bracket.

dan ferry
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posted February 15, 2005 05:31 PM  
thanks i think the cavaliers run them as well

gould
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posted March 06, 2005 06:35 AM  
well the pump did seal, but i have no power steering, checked all the lines and they are right. back to the drawing board.

loopy00
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posted March 08, 2005 08:01 AM  
hey guys want cheap pumps try looking at ply. neon pumps. they even have remote res. and a v pully

zeroracing
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posted March 08, 2005 08:13 AM  
one word comes to mind FIRE!!
what if it springs a leak mid race....those headers are pretty hot on a mod. i was talking to kevin stoa he was talking about having a race won and blowing a power steering line and the car caught fire. something to think about.

JDTURNLEFT
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posted March 08, 2005 10:36 AM  
I agree with zero, the plastic stuff scares me, spend the money on the aluminum remote resevior, the return swirls which reduces air. My 1st car had a gm truck remote resevior and I had problems with the steering fading towards the middle of the race. The aluminum remote resevior solved that one and have not tried anything else since.

marksracing
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posted March 08, 2005 09:02 PM  
loopy00 what kind of pump are you talking about?

loopy00
Dirt Roller

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posted March 09, 2005 06:28 PM  
the plymouth neon power stearing pump is very similiar to the krc pumps. the fitting are removable so you can put in your an fittings. it has a seperate tank, and it also has a v belt pully that has lighten holes in it. i have one going on my mod.

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