1955 desoto 291

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Lawson6pack
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1955 desoto 291

Post by Lawson6pack » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:04 pm

I'm building a 1933 dodge coupe and dropped in a 291 hemi from a 1955 desoto the problem is the water pump leaks, can't locate a replacement or even a rebuild kit can any one help thanks shaun

DHEMI
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Re: 1955 desoto 291

Post by DHEMI » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:29 pm

Have you tried Kanter?

Lawson6pack
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Re: 1955 desoto 291

Post by Lawson6pack » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:46 pm

Yes thanks they want 150 to rebuild and I have to ship my old one for the rebuild, my only concern is if it gets lost in transit I'm really screwed

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Re: 1955 desoto 291

Post by George » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:50 pm

You'd still have the risk of loss in shipment, but..check with Gary at Quality Engineered Components. May be a bit cheaper & if originality isn't a problem he can change out the hub to take a modern fan.

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Re: 1955 desoto 291

Post by desotorich » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:29 pm

Kanter 973-334-5423 has them or you can call Robert wolf in NC. He rebuilds them. 828-682-2663. You should consider the 330 pump; Robert said that these pumps do not have the grease fitting and do not require grease every 500 miles as the 276-291 pumps. they also have more blades and are a direct fit. Keep in mind that there are some pumps out there that have a plastic fan blade that breaks when trying to rebuild them. they are pressed on and shatter when trying to press off. So if you are looking for a second pump to have rebuilt make sure it is not plastic!

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