well looks like the new pump almost solved the problem. It got ride of the part idle hesitation, but at WOT it still occasionally burbs. After long trips on and off the freeway I got the timing set, however the running hot problem is still there. Plus one. Transmission clatters when backing up. I am going to check the linkages on the Hurst, because it runs good and shifts good in all 3 forward gears. I did some research on the 180 degree thermo and found out its probably keeping my engine hot. In stant thermostats start to open around 175 and are full open at 190. This weekend I am going to flush the cooling system and just install distilled water and see what the temps are. IF this works then the coolant sludged the inside of the engine. If not I don;t know what else to check.