[V8Vairs] RE: Water Pump

Brown, Douglas T CIV NAVAIR DEPT douglas.t.brown at navy.mil
Wed Dec 13 12:33:05 EST 2006


Have you checked Renegade Hybrids? http://www.renegadehybrids.com

This is an email quote I received from them May 20, 2004:

WATER PUMP AND ASSEMBLY:  Remote mounted water pump assembly       $335.00
mounts to the side of the engine and is belt driven from the harmonic balancer,
effectively shortening the overall engine length by approximately 5".  Features
our Renegade custom, cast aluminum, housing, utilizing an aluminum Chrysler
style big block impeller.  Includes adjustable mounting bracket, pulley, and coolant
Fittings.  The flow rate of this pump is comparable to many high performance
Chevrolet pumps.  (Replacement impeller for custom housing = $89.00)
COOLANT INLET PLATES & FITTINGS:  Machined from aluminum.  Bolts     $80.00
to the front of the block where the stock water pump was located.  Includes ¾"
90-degree fittings.  Priced per pair.

I am seriously considering using their pump even though it is rather high $, as it's the only that delivers the GPM and sits out of the way.  Contact them for pictures.

Hope this helps,
Toby Brown

-----Original Message-----
I've looked at electric WP's (as well as remote mount electric), and as tempted as I am to give it a try, I'm a bit reluctant. The best flow rate I've seen out of an electric WP is about 55 GPM, and the factory WP has a flow rate of about 95-110GPM. Not sure what this would do to the operating temp. which runs currently at about 220 in around town driving (with a 160 degree thermostat). I'm comfortable with this temp., but I wouldn't want it to go much higher.

Any thoughts?

George Jones

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