I need some clarifying what water pump I need for my engine swap. I took a 305 TPI motor out of an '88 IROC and have swapped (after compelet freshen up, new L98 heads, ZZ4 cam) it into my '87 Choo Choo el camino. Swap has gone nice but as with any has some issues and now with the water pump. The one that was on the original motor is long gone and I had a new SBC one in my garage so used it.
The issue I am having now is that the heater outlet nipple on the top of the water pump is in the wrong spot. It needs to be over to the left a bit bacause of the coolant hose that comes down from the throttle body to the block. The motor has the stock serpentine belt setup so the position of the heater hose nipple is critical that it be positioned correctly.
I have been having trouble finding a reasonably priced (you know the deal, at this point funds are tight!) water pump. I found this Cardone one but looks like it has no heater hose outlet:
I put a new radiator in and it has the heater hose connection to the top just below the radiator cap. I don't remember if that connection is the way to connect from the heater core or not? If so, then this is the correct water pump. If not, then I still need to do some checking around.
Any one have a picture of their stock '88 IROC TPI Serpentine water pump/Heater hose setup for my reference?
Let me know.
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