Timing Cover & Water Pump Installation Stage 1

Water pump mounted to timing cover with ARP bolts. Gaskets are installed.

Timing Cover & Water Pump Installation Stage 1

In these steps, we will set the timing cover and water pump into place. Keep in mind that this is not a final installation because a lot of the bolts used in this process will be determined by the accessory bracketry used later on in the build. Primarily, you want to install these components to set the oil pan and gasket for final installation. For this build, I used a Dorman aluminum timing cover and Ford Racing water pump. I was a little disappointed to find that the water pump is made in China. I will trust that Ford Racing built a quality product. The timing cover comes with the gasket and the front seal (everything you need). The water pump also comes with the gasket. You will need a set of ARP bolts to complete this stage of the installation.

PART NUMBERS:

TIMING COVER (DORMAN) includes gasket & seal: 635-102 ~ $86.97 SUMMIT RACING Purchase Here
BOLT KIT: TIMING COVER & WATER PUMP (ARP): 154-1504 ~ $25.42 SUMMIT RACING Purchase Here
WATER PUMP (FORD RACING) INCLUDES GASKET: M-8501-C50 ~ $43.97 SUMMIT RACING Purchase Here

Timing Cover & Water Pump Installation Stage 1 | Small Block Ford 302

Timing Cover & Water Pump Installation Stage 1 | Small Block Ford 302

Timing Cover & Water Pump Installation Stage 1 | Small Block Ford 302

Timing Cover & Water Pump Installation Stage 1 | Small Block Ford 302

Timing cover front seal shown

Timing cover front seal shown

Timing cover front seal shown. Use an oil filter wrench to evenly distribute pressure while setting the seal.

Timing cover front seal shown. Use an oil filter wrench to evenly distribute pressure while setting the seal.

Timing cover front seal shown. Hammer into place evenly.

Timing cover front seal shown. Hammer into place evenly.

ARP bolt kit part number 154-1504

ARP bolt kit part number 154-1504

ARP bolt kit part number 154-1504

ARP bolt kit part number 154-1504

ARP bolt kit part number 154-1504

ARP bolt kit part number 154-1504

Gasket for timing cover mocked up into place on dowel.

Gasket for timing cover mocked up into place on dowel.

Ford Racing water pump.

Ford Racing water pump.

Ford Racing water pump.

Ford Racing water pump. Sticker illustrates FoMoCo MADE IN CHINA… Oh boy…

Ford Racing water pump. Sticker illustrates FoMoCo MADE IN CHINA… Oh boy…

Ford Racing water pump. Sticker illustrates FoMoCo MADE IN CHINA… Oh boy…

Gasket for water pump.

Gasket for water pump.

Timing cover shown mocked up onto the engine block

Timing cover shown mocked up onto the engine block

Timing cover shown mocked up onto the engine block

Timing cover shown mocked up onto the engine block

Water pump mounted to timing cover with ARP bolts. Gaskets are installed.

Water pump mounted to timing cover with ARP bolts. Gaskets are installed.

Water pump mounted to timing cover with ARP bolts. Gaskets are installed.

Water pump mounted to timing cover with ARP bolts. Gaskets are installed.

Water pump mounted to timing cover with ARP bolts. Gaskets are installed.

Water pump mounted to timing cover with ARP bolts. Gaskets are installed.

M-8501-c50 Water Pump By Ford Racing

M-8501-c50 Water Pump By Ford Racing



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