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49 Cosmo Water Pump

Postby swmddo » Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:22 pm

I am in a real pickle now....I was all ready to attempt to start the engine on my 49 Cosmo. All fluids were in and everything seemingly tightened up. I noticed a small amount of coolant that appeared to have dripped from the water pump side of the lower radiator hose to the frame. I thought it was maybe a loose clamp, but it wasn't. Then I thought it might be one of more of the bolts that had not been torqued properly. It wasn't.

The only thing I can imagine is EITHER the housing on the water pump is cracked OR the gasket was compromised somehow when I attached the water pump. Either way I know that I will have to raise the engine about 1 1/2 inches to get the water pump on that side ABOVE the engine mount, so I can remove it. I no longer have my engine hoist, and I did not want to have to take off all of the top of the engine....I figure if I remove the the two engine mount bolts, the rear transmission bolt and loosen the exhaust manifolds, THEN figure out a way to jack the engine up with a bottle jack and support it with jack stands, I might be able to remove that troublesome water pump.

Does this even seam possible? Has anyone ever had to do such a drastic measure without have to totally disassemble the engine ? Any other suggestions?

Thanks

Steve :x
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Re: 49 Cosmo Water Pump

Postby tomo » Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:23 am

Steve, I looked in my shop manual and you don't have to remove the transmission bolt, but you do have to remove the throttle lever bar to prevent damage. Remove both motor mount nuts. If you want me to post the shop manual instructions, I can later today or tomorrow.

Find a nice 1" or thicker board that will fit crosswise as close to the front of the oil pan as you can get the jack. Use the board to protect the pan as you jack it up just high enough to clear the motor mount studs. You will have a slight amount of wiggle room once you remove the water pump housing bolts.

Good luck.
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Re: 49 Cosmo Water Pump

Postby JimA » Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:32 pm

Duplicate.
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Re: 49 Cosmo Water Pump

Postby JimA » Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:32 pm

Duplicate
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Re: 49 Cosmo Water Pump

Postby JimA » Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:33 pm

I've used this successfully for that kind of job. Worked well.

https://www.harborfreight.com/1000-lb-c ... 96524.html
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