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long time fan of this forum and first time poster. i'm trying to convert a 1999 roller 302 for use in a '65 ranchero. i've swapped out the timing chain cover for a ford motor sports M-6059-D351 universal cover so i can use a standard rotation v-belt pump. now i can't find an aluminum water pump w/ passenger side inlet w/ 5 1/8" flange to hub depth to fit this cover so i can use my old pulleys and match the radiator outlet. surely i'm not the first person to do this. any advice would be much appreciated. thanks.
 

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I'm not into the 5.0's so I really just guessing but I think the only stock aluminum water pump came on the early 5-bolt SB. Might be a new radiator in your future or find a very old timming cover. Jeg's has the Radiator you need cheap
 

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The standard '65-'69 289/302 water pump should work. I used an aluminium Milodon high volume pump #16230 which has the outlet on the passenger side as do all early water pumps. You might have problems with the pulleys though as the later motor uses 4 bolts on the crank vs 3 on the 289.
 

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thanks to all who replied. turns out that Flow Kool makes and aluminum version of both early water pumps. i'm using the one with the cast in impellor housing and steel backing plate. it matches my timing chain cover, is the same from flange to hub, and the inlet is on the passenger side. i'm using the 50 oz. universal balancer from ford motor sports. according to the folks at ford all my pulleys and brackets should line up. i now have all the parts and hope to find out soon.
 
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