"Clovis - Clovis -Clovis Your unique -- Mad Scientist aproach --to the subject of our cars I do find so very extremely interesting myself Glad your around for the point of view you provide for all of us
Knowlege is POWER --my friend
"Change all fan belts ---if they show wear If one breaks it will take out the others leaving you --very stranded with no WP alternator or power sterring working Just dead in the water so we need to avoid that
"Adjusting the fan belt tension correctly will have a lot to do with the WP bearings life expectance You should be able to push the belt down a 1/2 inch at the fan belts -longest span or it is to tight
"The WPS housings come in aluminum and cast iron The aluminum was stock but a survey we ran felt the cast iron held up a bit better long term than the aluminum case and was an after market pump i think I have had both
My cast iron has the more…"
The Gates WP you have is one of the bad ones from Rock auto The clearence between the impeller and the case SB .20 to .30 thousants Check it they may have corrected the problem ?
If you put --Water pump --in the search engine on the very top…"
The pump I bought from Rock Auto is the Gates 42562. Any known problem with them?
Are you referring to checking the clearance from the impeller to the water pumps own housing OR to the front cover' passage way?"
"I'm going to get the leak tended to when the remaining parts come in,, thanks for reminding me o not pound on the hub,, i saw some you tube that showed the axle puller in use, so i think i can get that done with no problems..
how bout the O…"
"I would fill with gear lube, as you never know at what point the bearings are going to be starved of lube.
If the leak gets worse, then it's time to park the car until the leak is fixed. One thing to mention on removing the axles. NEVER…"
We have had a problem with some water pumps on here a while ago coming out of the box and --being bad --because the impeller is not in the correct location on the shaft
They run the car HOT when installed that way and have to be removed get fix…"
"Jason, Can you send me a good set of the water pump bolts. My crossover bolts a fine. Send mw an invoice to pay for the bolts.
So, Tony recommends Permatex on two O rings.
What recommendation for the gaskets including the oil passage pipe…"
"Use two O rings on the water cross over pipe connection ( not one ) to the top of the water pump
Use --Permatex -- on the two O rings and it will not leak and will dry the fastest of all the water sealers i know of Very good to tack hold gaskets in…"
What I enjoy most about old cars is that they can be restored to original condition, radically customized, or somewhere between those extremes, reflecting the owner's individual style. For my '63 Convertible, I want to achieve a mostly original look, with minor custom touches to make it clean, smooth, and low. This article is to share my experience in choosing and installing the suspension components to achieve a low stance and a comfortable ride.
Good Afternoon - my name is Chris and I'm new to the site (well ... officially; I've read a lot of your posts and am very impressed by the great advice and interest). I'm working on a very original '63 SDV Park Avenue and am attempting to remove the "Park Avenue" emblems in preparation for a repaint. Once I carefully removed the truck liner, I noticed that the studs are conical shaped and do not appear to have ever had a speed-nut, or some type of push clip ever installed. I have removed…
Our old Cadillacs have a pretty simple electrical system using an externally regulated alternator to keep the battery charged and run the accessories while driving. First appearing in 1963, the GM 10DN externally regulated alternator was a step up from the bulky generator used on the '62 and earlier. But newer, internally regulated alternators are now available that can output three times the current in the same size package. This article explains how I upgraded my charging system to a…