Originally Posted by fastbackford351
You have a post 69 water pump on your car. 69 and earlier small blocks have the inlet on the passenger side. You ordered a water pump for a 68 and that's what they sent you.
With your overheating problems, now seems like a perfect time to unscrew that cobbled together setup and take it back to factory. Find yourself a 69-earlier pulley & bracket setup. You would need to change over your radiator too but then it would be right.
I might just have a spare setup laying around.
So the pump is flowing in the wrong direction or not? I have an aftermarket AC and the pulleys and an aftermarket radiator. If possible, I dont want to spend hundreds to switch back to factor if I can just find a pump that flows in the right direction.
How do I tell if the pump I have on still is pumping in the right direction?
The more I read the more it looks like either I have the wrong pump on their or I have a later that 69 302 in there. Praying its the pump which would solve a lot of issue.