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Post by k120189 » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:45 am

so with my lift the plan is to go electric fans...so im thinking....they make electric drive water pump kits and full on electric water pumps...so why not switch over to that while im at it....what u guys think?


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Re: electric water pump

Post by Smiliesafari » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:56 am

I've wondered about that also. From what I've read they're not reliable enough to be run constantly.
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Post by Water Boy » Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:10 am

Smiliesafari wrote:I've wondered about that also. From what I've read they're not reliable enough to be run constantly.
I thought GM put them on some of the higher HP engines?
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Re: electric water pump

Post by GEJ » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:44 am

What about all the other stuff you got to drive like power steering pump and AC?.Then your left to make a custom set-up and with all those brackets-uggggg.We use electric w/p's on the drag race cars,but that is not a d.d.There in drag cars the amount of savings of loss of hp is more important than it would be on a d.d.


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Post by peter » Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:10 am

You'd have even more amperage draw on an already taxed charging system. More draw= more drag on the alternator, I would think. On a drag car, they start the 1/4 mile with a fully charged battery. The battery will be running the pump/fuel pump etc.. for how long, mebbe 2-4 mintues. If that?
I think you're looking for a solution to a problem which doesn't exist, at least not for us street rodders and part-time draggers. Run electric fans if you've got a real hankering for 'em. Leave the pump as it is....
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Post by LiftedAWDAstro » Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:29 am

I concur...leave the stock pump alone. Another plus is that when the stock pump goes out, the replacement is fairly cheap!
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Post by peter » Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:34 am

If Deano "concurs" (I'm impressed that a yank would even know that word :butthead: ), then I must be wrong.
By all means, replace that pump with an electric version and disregard my previous post.
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Post by SoCalli V8 » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:21 pm

Jus' keep the stock waterpump and the serpentine drivebelt running all your ancilliries...... much easier.
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Re: electric water pump

Post by Water Boy » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:10 pm

GEJ wrote:....is not a d.d.There in drag cars the amount of savings of loss of hp is more important than it would be on a d.d.

btw:d.d.=daily driver
I wish that someone somewhere that was a forum programmer would allow "hovering" of the pointer over a place that would then popup a small window to define the item in longhand. No more having to do "d.d.=daily driver" thing or having to go the the definitions page.
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Re: electric water pump

Post by GEJ » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:05 am

Water Boy wrote:
GEJ wrote:....is not a d.d.There in drag cars the amount of savings of loss of hp is more important than it would be on a d.d.

btw:d.d.=daily driver
I wish that someone somewhere that was a forum programmer would allow "hovering" of the pointer over a place that would then popup a small window to define the item in longhand. No more having to do "d.d.=daily driver" thing or having to go the the definitions page.

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Re: electric water pump

Post by Water Boy » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:24 am

Do we have an abbreviations page?
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Re: electric water pump

Post by GEJ » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:45 am

Water Boy wrote:Do we have an abbreviations page?
Ahhhhh-electric water pump????. :poke:
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Re: electric water pump

Post by Water Boy » Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:15 pm

GEJ wrote:
Water Boy wrote:Do we have an abbreviations page?
Ahhhhh-electric water pump????. :poke:
Ok, I will repost my question.....

Do we have an abbreviations page so that I can abbreviate my electric water pump installation?
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1993 Astro with a bad W motor. Parked next to a chicken coop in Talking Rock GA
I'm 'tween Canton and Holly Springs (North NorthWest of Atlanta GA)
I haul bottled water everyday- between 500 and 2500 pounds (226.796185 and 1,133.980925 Canadian) INSIDE the van.

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Re: electric water pump

Post by k120189 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:06 pm

ok well the pump was just a thought and yea i guess you are right...it would just put more draw on the alt. so i'll stay with a manual wp and petey electric fans are a must for my lift....im gonna do a 5in body lift...no way will that wp driven fan work.

and gary i know what a dd is i know alot of abb.

but if we dont have a page of them we should
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