One more while I'm in the posting mood. Just because you can get a kit doesn't mean you're home free. This impeller has damage to the the leading and trailing edge and the damage in the notch for the seal tab would prevent the spring from doing it's job.
Another tip, the surplus military kits are good stuff.......but they are 60+ years old. Mine came with a busted seal. Yes the "washer" or "spacer" is the mechanical seal. It requires a perfect surface in the housing to mate with.
No pictures, but to successfully remove the clip take off the hub and clean up the area. Soak the bearing and wire with penetrating oil, heat the housing, soak, repeat......With the water pump back plate removed and the pump on a block of wood wack the shaft on the pump with a nylon hammer...
Going through this today and thought I would add some color (rust) here:
First the wire retainer must be removed so do everything in your bag of tricks to get it out in one piece. Do not assume you'll be able to press through that rusty scrap of wire left in there.
You have a very limited worldwide market who checks in here even if they don't participate. Let them reach out to you privately and negotiate a price or trade.
Pics are always welcome as they always provide some tech reference.
It was the shear pin location in a former life. ......what they did when eliminating the "shear" part of the equation will dictate how to remove it. Typically done with a bolt, but your PO may have gotten extra crafty.
Not to be too critical here, but could you provide the exact years of this application? And since you are a vendor operating under the liberal policy of using the general forum to announce a new product: please detail the restoration process and the value added here. Otherwise I see a...