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I have the correct water pump, and pulley, the 2.5 inch spacer (535253) and correct balde ( 9791346) but the spacer bottoms out on the pump snout before its on far enough to seat the pulley against the pump snout? What am I missing here? It appears that the snout isn't going into the spacer far enough? Thanks
 

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Is that where my bubble gum went ??

is there a burr on the bore of the hole ?

how fa r out does the shaft protrude thru the fan mounting flange ??

pics of your water pump snout??
 

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The bore of the spacer has what looks like a sleeve about 1/4 of an inch in from the end of the side that slides over the water pump snout that's preventing it from going on far enough to seat fully
 

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My mistake. I thought it was a sleeve but it looks like it was not bored deep enough to the correct I.D. it only needs to be about .080 deeper to fit properly
 

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wow

that shaft is stickin" WAY out there somethin doesnt look right

is that a new AMES repro ? I dont remember seeing one with that clean and sharp casting number

how does your pulley line up with the crank ?

wonderin if the shaft was positioned correctly on assembly ?
 

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wow

that shaft is stickin" WAY out there somethin doesnt look right

is that a new AMES repro ? I dont remember seeing one with that clean and sharp casting number

how does your pulley line up with the crank ?

wonderin if the shaft was positioned correctly on assembly ?

x2, seems way to long on the stick-out. Shorten with a die grinder/cut-off wheel and polish up with a grinder. If you drill the spacer, you may oversize the hole or even offset drill it - unless you can chuck it all up on a drill press. You don't want any vibrations as the pin/hole should be tight.
 

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I agree. I only need to remove about .080 from either the pump about, or run a 5/8 end mill down into the spacer an additional .080. thanks guys
 

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I thought I bought it from Ames, actually it came from Inline tube. Probably the same part from both vendors. I've had great luck with both companies. I contacted Inline well see what happens
 

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I would call an Ames tech. That water pump definitely isn’t right, I have one of these on my car and it doesn’t still out like that
 

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Thanks, actually it came from inline tube. I contacted them and they are checking with the manufacturer. Hopefully have an answer this week.
 
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