posted November 09, 2005 07:45 AM
Getting an aftermarket pump for a metric car. Just curious if there are any opinions on head or block mount, which is best? I'm assuming head mount if the holes are there just because there is more room there?
mike9 Dirt Full Roller
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posted November 09, 2005 08:27 AM
i personally prefer the head mount because of the fact that you have 3 bolts attaching the bracket and its more stable less chance of it flexing and loosing a belt
poorboy racing 53 Dirt Roller
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posted November 09, 2005 09:45 AM
I prefer the block mount just because the acc. holes on the heads are not an issue. If you have to run stock heads and end up with a set of double hump heads you have nothing to worry about.
tin cup Dirt Full Roller
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posted November 09, 2005 01:18 PM
Plus, if you have to pull the head's, it's not in the way.
matt9 Dirt Full Roller
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posted November 10, 2005 12:13 AM
this is just my opinion. what we use is a pump off of a jeep cherokee 93 model. you need to buy the block mount plate usually around 25-30 bucks. then get the pump from a salvage yard for about 35-40 bucks or new for about 70 bucks. there are two bolt holes on the pump that need to be drilled just to cut the threads out so that the bolts from the block mount plate fit. it will be self explanatory.these pumps come with a sepentine pulley that can easily be changed or buy a serpentine kit pulley for about 100 bucks. they do add ponys due to less belt friction. for less than 200 dollars you can have a top notch pump and add a few ponys, or pay 300 dollars for the very same pump out of a catalog. hope this helps you cause it helped me