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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2004 6:42 am    Post subject: electric water pump vs. mechanical Reply with quote

I dont think that they have been proven for extended time use.Most people
running them are straight liners that are worried about parasitic HP loss @
high RPM and throwing the belt.If you can afford to carry a spare then give
it a try and let us know how it works out.You may want to run a
thermocouple/temp sensor that will kill the ignition if it gets too hot just
to be safe till you get the bugs worked out of it.I guess you are going with
electric fans also?

Keith Forrest
SEB-SC
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Thomson" <jthomson99@mac.com>
To: <mail@broncofix.com>; <ebml@bronco.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 18, 2004 8:46 AM
Subject: [Bfix] electric water pump vs. mechanical


> Anyone running an electric water pump? I am almost finished having a 393
built and I am considering going to an electric water pump. A high flow pump
will flow 55 gpm and draw 8 amps. I am in UT and plan to take it frequently
to Moab so cooling is a bid deal, especially with the bigger engine. I am
going to be running a Fluidyne 3 core aluminum NASCAR radiator, dual
electric fans and I have a 170 amp 3 g alternator that should provide plenty
of power even at idle. The electric pump should flow a lot more at low RPM
and slows the flow down at higher RPMs. As for reliability, I can easily
carry a spare and change it out in 5 minutes in the event of failure on the
trail. Not to mention the fact that it doesn't drain horsepower from the
engine.
>
> Can anyone share any reasons going to an electric would not be a wise
choice?
>
> Thanks!!!
>
> JT
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