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Default Famous water pump question.. help!!!

I have a water pump on a 4 hp Famous and first of all the casting number on it is G979 is it correct for the 4hp Famous??? But most importantly it has been tinkered with and I suspect the impeller has been installed backwards. Does anyone have a breakdown of this pump or experience with it. I am getting frustrated

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Default Re: Famous water pump question.. help!!!

G979 is listed for the 1906 to 1907 Famous 4, 6 and 8HP Portable and Famous engines. (Centrifugal Pump Body)

G981 = pump runner, G980 = pump flange, G977 = pump pulley

http://www.mcnallyinstitute.com/CDweb/s-html/s039.htm
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Thanks Harry for the info! My engine is a 1907 so I guess the pump is correct. It looks like the veins on the impeller are facing the wrong direction for the cutwater. I have a great deal of experience with centrifugal fire pumps and this impeller looks backwards but according to the link you posted with the flow chart it looks to be correct.

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The interesting thing about my 4HP was that there are NO mounting holes in the frame for a pump. I had never seen an IHC engine without a pump, so I presumed that it must have had an external pump. So that's what it's running with now, but truth be known, it was most likely cooled with a thermosiphon tank. http://www.old-engine.com/ihc4.htm
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This is my 19074HP Famous with the external centrifigual pump. The original set up was flat belt driven from a split pulley on the crankshaft inside the frame on the far side of the engine. The pump was mounted on the wooden cooling tank platform. No mounting holes on the back of the frame like on the later ones that use a piston pump.
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