About the crank driven PS pump....I really liked the idea. The motor was a nice 68 Mark,some mods,little cam,C8 heads ported,valves back cut per Scotty's site,Torker 2,800 DP,shorty headers. With the short water pump,would fit nicely in a Fox body. Anyway,got the motor broke in,went for a spirited drive and BAM!! Front seal in the pump blew out and oiled down the whole car. Pump had been rebuilt with new seals and was tested good.Fixed it and hoping for the best,tried it again. Worked fine at 5 k rpm or below,blew out again at 5200. I ended up with a standard timing cover and a spacer made where the pump used to be,got an electric PS pump. Your results may differ.
On the short water pump,rebuilds are impossible to find,new on Ebay for $300,Cardone rebuild and return program for $150 or...
check out the Dead Nuts On site. They have the rebuild kits for the short pump for cheap but it does take some doing. Don't accidently trade the core in for the wrong pump
Pretty sure those wheels are lug centric as is the car. Shouldn't need any rings. Beemer = hub centric I might be wrong
Last edited by thermod; 12-17-2018 at 09:21 AM.