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15. With the intake manifold and valve covers installed, it was time to install the aluminum water pump. Edelbrock is the only manufacturer that offers an aluminum water pump for the Ford FE engines. It's designed to fit the block and the accessories exactly the way a stock cast-iron pump would. The water pump comes with gaskets, mounting bolts, and fittings for the bypass tube into the block (shown here) and the heater hose. You'll want to wrap the threads with Teflon tape before you install the fittings.

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