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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 09, 3:02 PM Thread Starter
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Installing fuel pump

Putting the stock fuel pump onto the Chevy engine seems easy enough...

Slid the push rod up into the block with fingers and then held it there with a little hacksaw blade. Then fit the pump up tight, pulled the blade out and voila'... the pushrod slid down onto the pump arm and everything aligned and bolted right up.

One concern - the arm on the old pump moves about 1/2" up and down like a lever arm, but the new pump it is basically immobile... it does not move at all (although I didn't put a lot of pressure on it) Is that the way a new pump is or is something amiss? I'm a little worried about starting the thing up and having parts bend, break or blow up!

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 09, 3:21 PM
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Re: Installing fuel pump

Just for future reference THERE should be a bolt hole in the hole in the front of the block you can put a long bolt in and hold the pushrod up. I don't know if every single one is that way.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 09, 3:50 PM
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Re: Installing fuel pump

you don't have much leverage trying to move the pump arm when it's not installed in the engine so don't feel something is wrong.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 09, 4:31 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Installing fuel pump

I thought there was a bolt hole - short bolt you take out and long one you put in, but couldn't see it.

Hacksaw blade was the closest specially-designed tool I could find...

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Re: Installing fuel pump

When i replaced mine, it was fairly easy to move, and when i got the new one, it was stiff. I think it's normal

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Re: Installing fuel pump

If you can move the lever arm on that old pump, that's probably why you are replacing it.

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 09, 4:52 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Installing fuel pump

yeah, I rather suspected that...

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Re: Installing fuel pump

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I thought there was a bolt hole - short bolt you take out and long one you put in, but couldn't see it.

Hacksaw blade was the closest specially-designed tool I could find...

whatever works.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 09, 9:04 PM
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Re: Installing fuel pump

Did you put some molylube on the end (the one that goes to the cam) before you put it in?

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 09, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Installing fuel pump

You betcha! Not sure that this ultimately helps, but anything is better than nothing...

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