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Author Topic:   water pump wonders!!!!!!!!!!
lefthander
Member
posted July 19, 2004 01:53 AM
anyone ever have water pump bolts come loose while racing,what could cause this,5 laps into heat race and same in the a main,its a new pump, 355 sbc.Tried w/ and w/out lock washers,new gaskets,silicone on block and pump.16 " 6 blade fan.Need some suggestion.


NJantz
Member
posted July 19, 2004 06:12 AM
It's happened to me before. Misalignment of belts and vibration from a slightly bent fan were the problems. Had to replace wp pulley, realign all belts and replaced fan. Our problem solved. Hope your is that simple.


ratracer10
Member
posted July 19, 2004 06:27 AM
sounds like some bad vibes are going on. i had it happen to me because the output shaft bearing in the transmission was bad......lost some motor mount bolts too.


Ego Racing
Member
posted July 20, 2004 07:46 PM
We had on come off twice and could not figure it out. After we gave up chasing it and decided it was time for a rebuild anyway we found out the front main was cracked in half at about a 50 degree angle and the front cap was holding the two pecies together.


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