Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Yerington, Nevada
Re: Oil pump Dowel pin too tight
Might align the pump on the drill press to drill the hole out straight. really easy to mis-align the hole, putting side load on the dowel hole, which might cause pump nousing failure later on.
As far as the pickup, I stopped welding/brazing pickups to them decades ago. I use the bracket to hold the pickup in place, and if you make your own brackets, it is easy to build one that will not allow the pickup to fall out, nor move. Just be creative.
I have also seen pickups that were welded all the way around their tubes at the pump, literally fall apart at the weld, pressed in end still in the pump, tube metallurgy altered to the point it was weakened by/at the weld.