Water Pump & Thermostate Housing

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Water Pump & Thermostate Housing

Post #1 by old28racer » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:31 pm

Has anyone out there ever used a 125-1410 GBM aluminum water pump on a 240/300 (mine is a 1992 300)?
Lists for 17.95 at Summit, seems a little cheep for an aluminum water pump.

What about a Four Seasons Therostate Housing for the same motor?

Are there any old style cast iron thermostate housing out there?

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Post #2 by 240 resto-mod » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:01 pm

I recently installed a gates cast iron water pump from amazon, very good quality and reasonable price. My 1970 240 has a cast thermostat housing, im shir many more models do to. Hope this helps.

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Post #3 by old28racer » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:22 am

240 resto-mod -- Do you happen to have the part number for the Gates Pump? I was unable to find it on Amazon.

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Post #4 by 240 resto-mod » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:06 am

I used a Gates 42057. It was $27 with amazon prime. However I just noticed that yours is a 92, so it probably wont work without some modifications. You need, #Part Number: 5117-05285262. Available on Partsgeek.com for $30

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Post #5 by old28racer » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:18 pm

240 resto-mod ---- Thanks for the two numbers. As I am going to have this motor on a run stand for awhile I think I will run the unit you used as I will only need the lower hose from the radiator connected to it. I think the bolt pattern in the block are the same.

Going to check AutoZone tomorrow to see if they carry Dorman cast therm. housings. Any other idea?

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Post #6 by bubba22349 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:56 pm

old28racer wrote:240 resto-mod ---- Thanks for the two numbers. As I am going to have this motor on a run stand for awhile I think I will run the unit you used as I will only need the lower hose from the radiator connected to it. I think the bolt pattern in the block are the same.

Going to check AutoZone tomorrow to see if they carry Dorman cast therm. housings. Any other idea?


old28racer, are you going to be using the surpenetine belt drive system on your race motor or the early V belt system? Which ever drive system you decide on to use will determine the type water pump you need to use. Good luck :nod:
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Post #7 by old28racer » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:28 pm

bubba22349 --- Thanks for the reply. This pump will be on the first mild street motor. I would like to run an old school single V-belt system. Alternator, water pump. Can I get a V-belt system for the crank balancer? This sounds like it all would be on an early 240 belt setup.

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Post #8 by 240 resto-mod » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:50 am

Yes there are several v- belt dampeners on ebay used. Also some new ones on summit. I would like to find a single v-belt dampener, if i ever have to replace my double. Anyone know were i could find one?

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Post #9 by bubba22349 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:35 am

old28racer wrote:bubba22349 --- Thanks for the reply. This pump will be on the first mild street motor. I would like to run an old school single V-belt system. Alternator, water pump. Can I get a V-belt system for the crank balancer? This sounds like it all would be on an early 240 belt setup.


old28racer and 240resto-mod the single V belt crank balancers / dampeners are usally found on the older 240 car engines that were used from 1965 to about 1974 in the big Ford cars and also in many Ford F100 base model pickups. The single V belt crank 240 Dampner is a bolt on to the 300 engine. Some people have had one of the pulleys machined off a 2 V belt Dampner to make a single. I haven't tried this but it seems like a viable option if you can't locate a good used single V Dampner. Good luck :nod:
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Post #10 by old28racer » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:41 pm

bubba22349 -- Do I understand correctly that there is no new single or double V-Belt pulley mounted on new 240/300 balancer/dampners that can be perchased on the internet? Is a 240 B/D the same weight as a 300 B/D?

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Post #11 by bubba22349 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:17 am

Finding a new V belt Dampner is going to be bit harder now days, there maybe some still out there (NOS) in older Ford dealership parts departments or vintage Ford parts stores. I don't know if any aftermarket company is making new Dampners currently, but there are is one company or two that rebuilds the old Dampeners though. Good luck :nod:
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Re: Water Pump & Thermostate Housing

Post #12 by 240 resto-mod » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:33 pm

http://www.damperdudes.net/advanced_sea ... =2&sort=2a

This site appears to have what you need.

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