just got the water pump back. i sent it to the Water Pump Man in Michigan. http://www.waterpumpman.com/ it looks very nice. he used USA made bearings and seals. at least he said he does, i can’t see them. i see more water pump failures in old cars than anything. i think this was OK but i wasn’t going to risk it. i also didn’t want to get one from a parts store because i wouldn’t know where or with what parts it was rebuilt. i am very happy with his service so i just wanted to pass the info on.