Re: Calling all water pump afficianados
I’m anxious to hear replies to this question.
I have not been able to get a pump that won’t leak.
Rebuilt one myself with the pump kit containing
all bushings and shaft, as well as had a Crosley vender
try twice on two different pump bodies to no avail.
Went through shaft alignment procedures to no
end. Used marine pump grease that I’ve relied
on for my inboard boats for 50+ years, as well as
modern lubricant products.
Keep us posted on your progress and good luck.
Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2015 5:46 PM
Subject: [Crosley_Gang] Calling all water pump afficianados
I'm in the process of getting our '49 sedan sorted for Wauseon. This is one that was sitting for a long time in the previous owner's garage and the four bolt water pump had frozen up. I went ahead and ordered a rebuild kit from Dave Edwards (thanks, Dave!) and used it as an excuse to also purchase a new shop press to push the bearing in and out.
My question is this: after reassembling everything, how difficult should the impeller shaft be to turn? I've been following the manual to the T, but it seems once you get the packing nut cranked down, the thing seems stiff to turn. It will turn, but there's some resistance to it. I used the packing that came with Dave Edward's kit, plus some graphite faucet packing from the hardware store in order to give it a good (?) seal and some leeway to crank it down should it want to weep a bit.
Also, what's the recommended water pump grease? I was thinking waterproof marine grease, but I'm open to suggestions.