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engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" and Costello V8s

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Matt Krzyzek

(6 posts)

06/13/2017 09:30AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB

Snow White Ford Small Block short water pump
Posted by: ranger240
Date: June 26, 2019 01:51PM

Does anyone have any experience with this setup?

it uses an Opel pump with an adapter and ends up being even shorter than the Ford short water pump.



The cost of that kit is comparable to the cost of Ford short water pump and CVF pulleys. The advantage is that replacement Opel water pumps are dirt cheap (under $30).

The only issue for our application that i'm wondering about is clearance between the supplied crank pulley and the MGB steering rack. It also puts the lower radiator hose on the passenger side (of a LHD car).


Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5812 posts)

10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Snow White Ford Small Block short water pump
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: June 26, 2019 03:15PM

Reduced coolant flow?


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