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Nailhead short water pump and pulleys

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by marq, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. marq
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    Ok guys i need to know what the short nailhead water pumps were from.I need years models ect.Also i will need to get the right pulleys as well so i also need to know if anyone has a spare set going cheap cheap...................Marq
     
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    bump
     
  3. Canuck
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    Far from a expert on the Nailhead engines, but this may be of some help:

    Tall Blocks: 1957 -58 -- Short Pump
    1959-60 -- Long Pump
    1961-66 -- Short Pump

    From a article in WebRodder.Com

    I know my 66 425 has a short pump with 3 sheave pulleys. Would like to find a set of 2 sheave pulleys to fit, if not, I will cut the front sheave off to give fan belt clearance.

    Good luck with your search.
     
  4. marq
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    thats bound to help..................thanks .........Marq
     

  5. suedesled
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    This is correct. However you need to be sure not to mix up the pre-59 and post 61 pulleys. The diameter of the crank pulley is different and will interfere with the pump pulley. Get a complete set from the same motor. Especially since you are so far away.
     
  6. marq
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    Marty start preparing my pulleys for me.I may be able to source a pump here .is the crank pulley the same?..............Marq
     
  7. TagMan
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    There's more than just two lengths on Nailhead waterpumps. The one on my 401 is a little over 6" from the timing cover seat to the fan flange and it's for a non-A/C car ('59-'61). The A/C pump for the same years ('59-'61) are about an inch shorter. My parts book lists 13 different waterpump part numbers for V-8 cars between 1955 - 1964 (my book ends at '64).

     
  8. modelabrian
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    Marq-
    I have had good luck contacting Northwest Speed Equipment in Oregon. They have lots of Nailhead info and used parts. Their website in nwspeedequipment.com
     
  9. suedesled
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    There are several different part numbers for the same pump and some of the like the 57 have no provision for the heater hose. ( it went striaght to the radiator). I keep several pumps on the shelf and there are really only 4 different pumps. this does not include the difference between cast iron and aluminum which will have a different part no. also. When you get your pump give me a measurement from the gasket surface to the fan flange and I will match it up to a core motor in the yard and pull all the pulleys from the same car. This will insure proper fit.
     

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