Originally Posted by LumpyGrits
YES-BOTH will 'bolt up.
And YES they look exactly alike.
As fast as you are reporting an overheat even the wrong pump would not cause this. A wrong direction pump would really show up at freeway speeds. On a warm day temps upwards of 220 to 240f are the norm with a wrong pump. Around town at low speeds it would only runs slightly warmer than it should. The only other thing that would be caused by a wrong direction pump is thermostat operation would be weird. I have dealt with 3 wrong way pumps in Jeeps in the last 2 years. They all exhibited the same characteristics as I just described.
1981 Jeep CJ7 258 4.0 HO head, T-5, D30, D44, SOA
1977 Chevrolet C/10 step side 454 TH400 3.73 posi