prices will vary. remeber you get what you pay for. I like to buy new, lifetime warranteed water pumps. They are a little more than the rebuilts and I have had good luck with them. i get them at Carquest.
One thing to watch out for. Some of the new pumps are made for later model engines and the power steering pump mounting is a little different. Have to make it work or may be better to get a rebuilt and not have the hassle. tom
Pannu, the price for a brand new GM pump is about $100 USD. You can get nice aftermarket units from Summit http://www.summitracing.com/index.htm That may be your simplest way to go since they are a mail order company. The units range from $60 to $120 for a nice aluminum Edelbrock or Weiand unit. Stay away from the short pumps for the older motors, the spacers can be a pain, go for pure bolt on.
Thanks guys for the input. To answer some of your questions about Finland and Chevelles: There are less than ten 1970 Chevelles in Finland currently, plenty of ElCamino's though because of a kinky tax brake for pickups in the early 70's. (Actually I saw a matching number '70 SS Elky with an asking price of about $5000)
I've imported a ton of parts for my frame off resto (with the help of a good friend in Georgia). You can get some mechanical parts (sometimes even very weird parts) for engines, drive train, brakes etc. There are a lot of American cars running here so general parts are needed.
I just picked up a rebuilt (American made) (6 month warranty) water pump and paid about $65 for it. You be the judge but thats not pad as it was including sales tax (a nice 22% for us)
I hope that answered some of your questions. I've been using this site for a long time now and I can say that my car would never have looked tha way it does without YOUR unselfish and helpful participation!! Thanks guys
Finnish sales tax is 22%, ok, but that is just a one tax... OK, a bit of guesstimation based on general skandinavian socialism/communism.. Gas might be like $4 per gallon, car tax 100%+++, income tax 50%++
Beer tax big% (Panu, correct me..) Go figure...
Vortech is correct. Alcohol is very heavily taxed and it has made bootlegging very profitable once again. Also home made moonshine is not uncommon (illegal naturally). Brewing beer and wine is legal and also fairly common.
The taxes and social benefits are enormous making work unmotivating and unprofitable, however not as bad as Sweden.
Driving my Chevelle (350 4bbl &TH350) has made the gas price extremely painful!!! Just over $4 a gallon and going up.
So live fast, die young, don't have to pay taxes for long!
BTW, my mom brought back some " samoholca " from Ukraine. Stuff tasted like it had 110 octane. Yeech. Didn't want to drink for fear of going blind. Gave it away to some friends. They didn't know what hit them. Tell me are all salvs alcoholiocs? I don't consider you fellas slavs obviuiosly ).
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