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Technical Flathead v8 with 4 waterpumps????

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Swiss50chevy, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. Swiss50chevy
    Joined: Apr 30, 2009
    Posts: 561



    This is a first...Anybody have some incite?
  2. $um Fun
    Joined: Dec 13, 2008
    Posts: 581

    $um Fun
    from Nor Cal

    I have seen two water pumps and one water pump in the center., but never seen that. It looks like a poorly designed cooling system. Shade-tree mechanics at its best.
  3. 55willys
    Joined: Dec 7, 2012
    Posts: 1,661


    Interesting, I would think that it would only flow as well as the weekest pump. Jim
  4. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 12,046

    from Quincy, IL

    As I recall, flathead Fords had water pumps on the heads thru '36 or so, then went to the more often seen block mounted pumps. Early engines were 21 stud heads but I don't know if the first version of pump in block engines were 21 or 24 stud. I suppose this could be early heads on a slightly later block.


  5. 37 & 38 engines were a 21 stud engine with block mounted water pumps, the heads had center outlets like the 24 stud engine, this looks like a 37/38 block but with 32-36 heads fitted which had the water pumps mounted in the head as in the pic.

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