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After 2 1/2 years of diligent restoration, I am finally trying to crank the beast - but no fuel flow.

I have a 69 chevelle with a '72 454 block. I outsourced the engine rebuild. I am using a mechanical fuel pump. When I feel into the fuel pump port I can feel two holes - that's it. Shouldn't I feel a lobe or something that actuates the fule pump arm?

Did my engine man forget to put something back on or is there something that inserts into these holes that rides on the cam rotation?
 

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Yes, there should be a shaft that rides on the cam and actuates the fuel pump. How do I know? 30 years ago I put on a new pump and made the classic mistake of bending this shaft by improperly installing the pump! Check with the builder or your local Chevy partsman, get the part and have him tell you the way to hold it back in block while you install the pump.
 

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Thanks, OldGuy. I'll check with the local part store. Hope I can find it on Sunday. I'm ready to fire her up!
 

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You can use heavy grease to hold the rod in place,or remove the bolt in front of the block,right there where the fuel pump bolts on,push the rod upinside the block as far as it will go,,,install a longer bolt to temporarily hold the rod in place,just snug with the fingers will work,,,be sure you remove the longer bolt and install the original bolt back in place,after you have the fuel pump mounted,, otherwise you will have an oil leak...

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