To avoid any misunderstanding, I would like to post a follow-up top
my own message.
I have received a message from Kelvin Dodd of Moss Motors saying, "We
are supplying cast iron pumps for pretty much all applications,
including the MGA."
This is good news, and no reason to avoid the Moss parts. But if you
are considering buying one elsewhere, it would be good to ask about
the material before you buy.
1958 MGA with N attitude
At 06:19 PM 5/26/06, Barney Gaylord wrote:
>At 11:09 AM 5/26/06, Charley Robinson wrote:
> >Instead of buying a Moss pump, I would highly recommend you send
> >your old pump to Phil Marino to be rebuilt. ....
>Yeah, I forgot to mention, I too would recommend having an original
>iron body water pump reuilt. The replacement pumps being sold at
>least since the mid 70's have aluminum bodies. The inlet ports were
>very restrictive many years ago, but that may have been improved
>some. Still today the castings are very thin and tend to break the
>mounting ear near the generator attachment point. Several years ago
>I had two of them break a few weeks apart. I would never install an
>aluminum body water pump again until someone comes up with a
>stronger die casting design.