If you use a recently manufactured 216 water pump and combine it with the optional larger OEM radiator fan, a slight modification is necessary. The fan rivets will not clear the edge of the pulley hub. You must cut four notches in the hub for rivet clearance. Water pumps in the last five years appear to lack these notches.
Note: These larger fans, 18″ long, were optional on smaller trucks and always came on the 1 1/2 ton’s. It is the 15″ fan that will usually be on small trucks and passenger cars.
Comments courtesy of:
Bob Adler, Stephentown, NY.
Notice the four notches cut on the outer rim of the hub. (above)
Hub and Fan. (above)