I managed to complete the installations of the pulley, brackets, etc for the AC on the 65 Fastback I am working on.
Started it up and it ran perfect, all the belts straight spinning nicely everything looked great!
So I revved it up and BANG,!! Clank clank clank...
Ouch.....the fan started to wobble .....shut it down quick. And sure enough the fan moves back & forth..
Well crap. Tear it all down again......
The early 65 Aluminum water pump cracked letting the front bearings wobble. Dang thing was only 15 months old and just out of warrantee. Well at least they are inexpensive, and apparently cheaply made.
So skip a week and Iím putting it all together. Well crap again. The bottom two bolts are stripped.
They are the two at the bottom of the pump that screw into the aluminum timing chain cover. They are unique to the aluminum pumps.
They go through all the way through the timing chain cover. So can I try a longer bolt? How far can I go into the timing cover without worry about hitting the timing chain?
The other option is to pull out the radiator, condenser, etc, and put in helicoils......
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66 200 coupe Blue
94 GT convertible Red & black
98 GT convertible White & black
98 V6 convertible White & tan