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Restoring Pumps with a FlowKooler Hi Flow ImpellerPLEASE READ PRICING INFORMATION AT THE BOTTOM BEFORE ORDERING and NEVER SHIP US ANYTHING WITHOUT YOUR CONTACT AND PUMP INFORMATION ENTERED IN OUR SYSTEM IN ADVANCE. KNOW THAT THE PROCESS CAN TAKE 3-4 WEEKS.
If you are interested in a rebuild you are probably (A) restoring a numbers-matching car or (B) cannot find a new pump anywhere and either want a conventional pump or have experienced the benefits of hi flow. We have been helping restorers for 40 years in the construction of our radiators so it was an easy decision to use our hi flow impellers designs for numbers-matching cars and unavailable castings.
There are 3 scenarios we commonly see:
A. The casting volute, diameter, depth, angle and rotational direction match an existing pump impeller
B. The casting volute, diameter, depth, angle and rotational direction is close to an existing pump impeller but requires some modification
C. Nothing matches an existing impeller and we have to design from scratchWhat’s the process?
Step 1: Notify us that you have a pump and what it 'fits" in the order notes section of the check out process.Step 2: Send us the pump and the timing chain cover if it is available.FlowKooler500 Linne Road - Unit IPaso Robles, CA 93446
Step 3: We’ll receive the pump and inspect the casting and impeller.
Step 4: We call you with information and a ballpark estimate of the cost to create a hi flow impeller for your pump. At this point, you move on to the next step or we just return your pump to you.
Step 5: If we proceed with a re-build, we'll ship your pump to a specialist that dismantles, cleans and installs new bearings and seals.
We use this company because they're experienced with dismantling fragile castings and can source, create or modify bearings on site that may take us weeks to source. They are fair, honest and have a quick turn-around. If they find a cracked casting they can sometimes repair it for an added cost.
Step 6: The pump is returned to us and we install or modify or design a bespoke impeller and then install the impeller. The process can take 3-4 weeks.
What’s the cost?
Obviously it ranges but the costs for the first scenario described have been tracking $299. Modifying can be ~$60-350 more. Designing a one-off bespoke impeller costs a far more. After digitizing the volute, drawing the model, procuring vice jaws, programming CNCs, and setting to machining a batch of one unit the cost can approach $700-$1,000. Group buys and clubs can help divide the development costs.
The price you pay when ordering on our website may be the final price or a deposit toward the final price. We do not know until we see what you provide us and we assess what is involved. You can email us with the details of your build for more information.
We do not undertake any work on your behalf without your consent and your exposure is always limited to the cost of the freight.
What if I think a high flow pump costs too much?
If the costs are too much for your wallet to bear we can simple rebuild your pump with new bearings and seals and reinstall the original impeller. This is not a hi flow solution but the costs range $180-$200.
Isn't there a way to get the cost down?
Absolutely - volume. The more people that need the same application, the more we can divide out the costs of design, drawing, programming, set-up, materials and machining time.
Will you design for our club?
We can work with clubs and specialty catalogs and, if we hear a common request, we’ll keep the customer names and when we get to reasonable “batch”. If the design costs can be spread and the cost is reasonable, then we’ll contact all interested parties and they can buy together. If we perceive there is a market, we'll even subsidize the development costs of the impeller.
Can't you sell me a kit? We do not sell a kit.
Here is a short list of some of the past restorations, rebuilds and retrofit pumps. This is not the complete list; we add to it when we have time.
Make Model Year Block Notes Searching the web AMC Javelin 1970 390 1970 AMC Javelin 390 water pump AMC Rebel 1968 343 1968 AMC Rebel 343 water pump AMC 1960 360 1960 AMC 360 water pump Buick Roadmaster 1956 Buick Roadmaster water pump Buick Invicta 1952 263 Buick Invicta 263 water pump Buick Skylark 1962 215 Buick Skylark 215 water pump Buick 322 Buick 322 water pump Chevrolet Camaro 1970 396 402 1970 Chevrolet Camaro 396 402 water pump Chevrolet Chevelle 1969 454 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle 454 water pump Chevrolet Corvette 1963 1963 Chevrolet Corvette water pump Chevrolet Corvette 1966 1966 Chevrolet Corvette water pump Chevrolet Corvette 1966 1966 Chevrolet Corvette water pump Chevrolet Corvette 1972 454 3992077 1972 Chevrolet Corvette 454 3992077 water pump Chevrolet Corvette 1957-1960 350 1957-1960 Chevrolet Corvette 350 water pump Chevrolet 1958-1965 409 1958-1965 Chevrolet 409 water pump Chevrolet 1969 454 1969 Chevrolet 454 water pump Dodge Viper 1993 1993 Dodge Viper water pump Dodge Viper 1997 1997 Dodge Viper water pump Dodge Dodge water pump Ford Mustang 1965 1965 Ford Mustang water pump Ford Mustang 1970 302 1970 Ford Mustang 302 water pump Ford Mustang 1970 302 1970 Ford Mustang 302 water pump Ford Thunderbird 1957 312 Y Block 1957 Ford Thunderbird water pump Ford Thunderbird 1959 1959 Ford Thunderbird water pump Ford 1955 F100 Y Block 1955 Ford F100 water pump Ford 1969 429 1969 Ford 429 water pump Ford 332 Y Block Ford 332 Y Block water pump Ford 429, 460 Ford Boss 429, 460 water pump Honda Interceptor VFR800 1998-2015 782 cc (47.7 cu in) liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC V4 Honda Interceptor water pump Jeep CJ-3B, CJ-5, and CJ-6 1950–1971 F4-134 Hurricane inline 4 Jeep 134 water pump Lincoln Continental 1965 430 1965 Lincoln Continental 430 water pump Lincoln 1963 430 1963 Lincoln 430 water pump Lincoln 1967 430 1967 Lincoln 430 water pump Lincoln 1969 430 1967 Lincoln 430 water pump Mercury 1954 256 Y Block 1954 Mercury 256 Y Block water pump Oldsmobile 1964 330 1964 Oldsmobile 330 water pump Oldsmobile 350, 400, 455 Oldsmobile 350, 400, 455 water pump Oldsmobile Oldsmobile water pump Pontiac Bonneville 1958 1958 Pontiac Bonneville water pump Pontiac GTO 1965 1965 Pontiac GTO water pump Pontiac GTO 1966 1966 Pontiac GTO water pump Pontiac GTO 1968 1968 Pontiac GTO water pump Pontiac 1960 1960 Pontiac water pump Pontiac 1960 1960 Pontiac water pump Pontiac 1961 389 1961 Pontiac 389 water pump Pontiac 1963 389 4 bolt 1963 Pontiac 389 4 bolt water pump Pontiac 1968 1968 Pontiac water pump Pontiac 1969 350, 400 4" hub height 1969 Pontiac 350, 400 4" hub height water pump Pontiac 1969 1969 Pontiac water pump Pontiac 1970 440 1970 Pontiac 440 water pump Pontiac 1961-1963 389, 421 1961-1963 Pontiac 389, 421 water pump Pontiac 265, 301, 350, 400, 455 11 bolt Pontiac 265, 301, 350, 400, 455 11 bolt water pump Pontiac 268 Pontiac 268 water pump Pontiac 326, 350, 389, 400, 421 8 bolt Pontiac 326, 350, 389, 400, 421 8 bolt water pump Willys 473 and 475 pickups, wagons, and sedan deliveries 1950–1971 F4-134 Hurricane inline 4 Willys water pump