Moparts Tech Archive
Alum water pump/housingGotBeep
From: Windsor, CA, USA
Registered: Jul 2002
posted 07-18-2002 10:49 PM
Has anyone ever weighed the MP big-block aluminum water pump and housing and compared them to the weight cast iron pieces? I've searched the web and all over this board but didn't find any estimates or hard facts. Just trying to decide if they're worth the $225 combined, and the actual amount of weight saved might help me decide?
Anywhere between 7-10 pounds off the very front end. Plus you can opt for buying only the aluminum housing now and gettin a flow cooler aluminum pump later
Arizona bought one for his old race car. When we weighed them if i remember right the aluminum one was eight lbs lighter.
I weight mine with a baby scale maybe not the scientific American Mag. special but I got eight pounds too. But you gotta remember it comes right off the nose of the car and they look cool too. The starter is worth it believe me. When you lift it and turn the key you'll thank yourself both ways. A little less weight but still a good swap is an Aluminum MC..
Hey, that aluminum waterpump and light weight starter helped me get my 4020 lb. 67 Charger down to an even 2 tons.
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