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Whats a reasonable price for a 1970 small block (350)replace unit water pump. My problems with power steering was caused by a leaking water pump spraying water allover.
 

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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.

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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
 

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Panu, how available are these kind of parts out your way? Excuse my ignorance, but there's a Carquest 3km from my driveway if you need an assist.
 

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Panu, I didn't realize you lived in Finland (funny, you don't type with an accent). What is the availability of parts for Chevelles over there?

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Panu, USD 36.95 for a remanufactured 2 yr warranty ( plus a usd 5.00 core charge) at the local Carquest. I'll guess the new are USD 55-60. Phil?

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Last one I got was USD 48 + tax no core but that was in 92. Philip
 

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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.

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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

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Gulp! 22 percent sales tax. Man, Finland must have very good gun control. Ohio has 5 1/2 or 6 percent at the monent. What's the highest in US - maybe 9 percent in NY? tom
 

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Tom, Erie county( Buffalo) is 8%. 22%. Man that's socialism brother!

Panu don't be afraid to ask if you need a part shippped. FOB Buffalo.

Did Vortech tell you to kiss his heine or what?

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Gene, shuttup!!
Just know a bit Finnish..

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...
 

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BEER TAX!!! Mabel grab the shotgun! That's insurrection material.


Hope you fellas brew at home.

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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!

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Panu, if you would want to install a big block, what kind of permits/licences do you need? Reading "Veekasi", I have encountered lots of horror stories about "luparumba"..

I remember that the biggest factory engine can go in with no big hassle, correct?

Are older cares, like 25 years and up, tax exempt?



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Their not exempt anymore. There is a lower 30 % tax for those cars, but if you change more than 50% of the parts (don't ask me) you are rewarded with a full new car tax.....

As for engine swaps I'm not sure but I know that certain modifications have been allowed even if they are not "stock". But as you say the paperwork is complicated to say the least.

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Watched Hungaroring on Sunday. Mika Häkkinen sure is another proof for "if you want to win, you need a Finn"
Not to mention the rally scene..

30% of what? New car tax?

Here it is 12 FIM/cc ($30/cid), pe*kele/f**k!! Plus sales tax 18%. I know it is much worse in Fin/Swe/Nor, but the wages are also bigger there.

But luckily 25 and older are exempt.

What about blower and carbs sticking out of the hood? Is it legal? In Veekasi I have seen a 70 Challenger with over-bored 440 with ?-71 blower and 2x 750s if i remeber correctly..

What about "museum plates"? No inspection and stuff?? How the get them?
 

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Wow. I think immigration visas are in order!

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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