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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.

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.

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
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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