Made by the same folks who produce our cast iron pumps, these beautifully made pumps are four pounds lighter than a cast iron original, plus they re just plain cool. Same high quality bearing and casting quality as our iron pumps. No core charge. Our pumps are cast with high-quality, permanent, metal molds. They re much more expensive than the wooden molds commonly used for limited production runs but yield a far more accurate casting with less flashing and therefore less grinding. Compare our pumps to other reproductions on the market. The differences are dramatic. Modern manufacturing techniques and state-of-the-art internal components are used to produce a quality part that will give years of trouble-free service. The pump casting is inspected, then CNC milled and bored to exacting dimensions to ensure proper alignment and a good bearing seal. The shafts and the permanently lubricated and sealed bearings are upgraded and of the best quality available. The carbon housing-to-impeller seal is also of upgraded quality. Finally, the impeller is designed for maximum flow. A gasket and all required fittings are included.