Here's a water pump that mounts in place of the water outlet on the head. Looks like you would have to keep the fan belt tension just right to keep the blades spinning so they didn't obstruct the natural ford thermo siphon flow.
...so my question is this: when using a Nims water pump, is the fan not used? I see no threaded holes for mounting the fan.
Are these pumps any good?
Neil, I believe these were for WINTER use so no fan would be needed. When it got warmer outside you would put the original neck back on along with your fan.
That was an easy one - Did you know that the
issue date for a patent will always be a Tuesday ?
Water Circulator for Gas Engine
Patent number: 1459160
Filing date: Nov 5, 1921
Issue date: Jun 19 1923
Art, Thanks for adding the patent data to the accessory of the day posts, it's neat seeing this stuff lined up with it's original patent paperwork.
Here's another ad I forgot to post above for the pump.
Waterpumps at the top suck. They're worse when the coolant gets low, or when they cavitate and then they don't suck.
I always look forward to and enjoy your neat accessory posts.
The USPTO should be considered a National Treasure – it’s an amazing resource!
Frank and Voigt Nims of Stockton, California also
had a couple of other water pump related patents
Water Pump for Motor Vehicle Engines
Patent number: 1595357
Filing date: Feb 10, 1926
Issue date: Aug 1926
Pump-Shaft Bearing Structure
Patent number: 1649320
Filing date: Jul 6, 1925
Issue date: Nov 15, 1927
And as well, this one for a “Safety Ash Tray” for vehicles.
(“Smokey” would have been proud of them)
Safety Ash Tray
Patent number: 1546604
Filing Date Dec 31 1923
Issue date: Jul 21, 1925
Nims made two versions of this pump, one specically for 26-27 models (I have two of them). The 26-27 model, which would fit earlier models, was designed like a stock 26-27 outlet with an eccentric for the fan shaft.