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Decided to glue on this gasket to the reverse rotation Flowkooler water pump. Since this gasket does not exist outside of buying this pump, gluing to the pump is much more ideal than the cover. Of course, I used the best RTV on the market.
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I installed my gasket the same way, but used Permatex Ultra Black.
Since I own (4) of these reverse rotation pumps, I also tried to buy a couple gaskets to keep as spares. Nope! A/C Delco has discontinued them, and Fel-Pro has also discontinued them. I have a couple gaskets that were in bad shape that I will use as templates to make my own, using universal "square sheet" gasket making material.
 
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I installed my gasket the same way, but used Permatex Ultra Black.
Since I own (4) of these reverse rotation pumps, I also tried to buy a couple gaskets to keep as spares. Nope! A/C Delco has discontinued them, and Fel-Pro has also discontinued them. I have a couple gaskets that were in bad shape that I will use as templates to make my own, using universal "square sheet" gasket making material.
Not the worst idea, considering that myself. My first pump from RA beat and destroyed the gasket during shipping, was not impressed. Make me a spare and I will buy it from you.
 

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These parts arrived. Harassing the machine shop today about my crank today.
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Talked to machine shop today, the crank is ground! It is .030"/.030", they need rings and rod bearings to internally balance. I told them to get me rod bearings to speed it up, nope. They called direct to manufacturer's, Clevite, Federal Mogul and King, no one had any in stock. Sent Mark a message with the rest of the parts needed, hopefully they are available.
 

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Mark said he guy has .030" rod bearings, told him to ship them separately.
 
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FYI to us SBO guys, Mark talked to Clevite and King both had .030" rod bearings in stock. The had zero .030" main bearings in stock and don't plan on making anymore. The Federal Mogul Bi metal bearing is the only option in that oversize. Summit has .040" as special order through King on rod and main bearings but that could be a long wait, probably the same for .030" mains.
 

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