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Old 06-13-2018, 09:13 PM   #1
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Has any body used the leak less brass bushing from Macs on their old waterpump? Did it stop the pump from leaking?
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:23 AM   #2
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Before you think about this bushing. How is the rest of your water pump?

What does you water pumps end travel look like.

If your going to remove pump, and rebuild. Maybe a new leakless pump would be better in the long run. We installed one on our 29, after 30 years no leaks, no problems. More important, no overheating issues. Enjoy.
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Old 06-15-2018, 05:18 AM   #3
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My pump is a restored all stock pump and hasn't leaked a drop in over 10 years. Be sure to add grease to the two lead rings in the adjustment cap on the rear bushing.


I did buy the double lip seal rear bushing from Snyder's a couple years ago and installed that in my pump, just to help ensure the grease and antifreeze stay separated. This is a perfect leakless pump for very little expense.
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Old 06-15-2018, 03:04 PM   #4
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I also use the double lip seal bushing from Snyders in my model A and B water pumps .
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Old 06-16-2018, 09:35 AM   #5
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We are using the seal/bushing kit (from Snyder's) at the rear and stock bearing at the front. But no leak less setup will be leak less if you re use the old worn pitted shaft.
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Old 06-16-2018, 10:55 AM   #6
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I use the new stainless shaft . I also use the modern front bearing and sleeve from Brattons . The modern front bearing and sleeve has less tolerance than the original style replacement front bearing and can withstand the load longer and better . The sleeve can be driven in place on the shaft with a deep socket if you don't have a press. Nothing lasts forever but this gives a mostly leak proof setup for years at a lower price than the so called leak proof pumps that are offered . When the pump needs greasing , I back the packing nut off the threads and grease the it . If and when the pump begins to drip the packing nut can be backed off and packing can be added just like an original setup .
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