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I bought a Milodon 16230 high volume aluminum water pump to replace my original cast iron unit. The packaging on the Milodon pump says to remove the backing plate. The cast iron pump HAS the backing plate installed. Shouldn't I be replacing "an orange with an orange" so to speak? A little installation advice please.

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Hi. I'm new to the list and have a question already. I have a 69 390 that had a Delco alternator in it. I replaced it with a 55 amp Ford one, but I'm not sure about the wiring. Can someone explain where the wires go from the voltage regulator to the alternator, and what color each wire is. I believe there are four wires that go to the alternator. Thanks Bill
 

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I believe I ran across info on this on HoosierBuddy's (Phil) website.
http://www.blueriver.net/~finite/Pony.htm
check out his mopower project and I think he talks about differences in waterpumps and years of 289



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i know that k-code and early 65 289's don't have backing plates. you probably were given the wrong part. i would call their tech line as i did when i bought an edelbrock pump.

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I agree that you have the wrong part. There's no way it will seal without the backing plate if you have the timing cover that requires one. Look at the bottom of the pump mating area on the timing chain cover. If there's a little "notch" in it you MUST use a backing plate or you'll have water dumping out that notch.

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I forgot about the notch! Sure enough, my timing plate cover has it...therefor, the backing plate stays on as I suspected. BTW: it is the correct part, as it DOES have the backing plate. So far, Summit and NPD are battin' a thousand!

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