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Discuss the Austin Healey Sprite and the MG Midget. Two different but similar cars sometimes referred to collectively as the Spridget.

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    water pump installation

    refresh my memory friends, can I do this with the rad in situ?

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    Re: water pump installation

    Sorry cant help with a spitfire
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    Re: water pump installation

    I don't know either (yeah, no much help there) but I would pull it out anyway for the following reasons:
    1. More room to work.
    2. Less chance of damaging it.
    3. The system is drained anyway.
    4. Opportunity for a really good flushing out, possibly even having a radiator shop do a thorough cleaning.
    5. Good opportunity to replace the hoses and inspect the rest of the area for rust, oil leaks, general wear & tear.

    Just my 2 cents worth!

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    Re: water pump installation

    At the very least put piece of cardboard up against the radiator to keep from damaging fins.

    Kurt
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