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1968 - 1969 YW block. I can't find a DISTRIBUTOR that fits the oil pump shaff

I have a 1967 Firebird with a 1968 - 1969 YW block. I can't find a DISTRIBUTOR that fits the oil pump shaff.
I have bought a accel distributor, a stock one with points and now order one from summit and stell dosen't fit.

It seems the oil pump shaff is to big, I have put a 1/2" socket on the oil pump shaff it's a snug fit, i put the 1/2" socket side by side with the distributor and the socket & oil pump shaff looks a little bigger than the distributor.

Could it be the oil pump shaff be to big?? or spread apart??

I'm lost please help

Bryan

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Old 06-12-2008, 11:36 PM
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Sounds like you're just not getting it lined up with the shaft slot.
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Byan, Is the pump mounted in the engine and the shaft not? If so, grind the tangs off of the side of the shaft, but be very careful dropping it down to the pump. If it misses, it can go down in the pan. The shaft was made to go in from the bottom, with the oil pump installed after, to keep it in place.
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oil pump shaft.....

HI,above is good info,however use a set of mechanical fingers to hold the shaft,so you dont drop it in the pan..
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No Luck

The oil pump and pump extension is installed in engine.

I toke the gear off of the distributor and installed it and it fits into the oil pump shaft and down on the block. NICE
I put the distributor gear down on top of the oil pump shaft and the shaft diameter is to big!

Thinking about buy some long needle nose plier's and squeezing the shaft together so it mite fit? probably not so smart move

OR Replacing the oil pump and pump extension? probably the smart move
But more work and money


*** This is my first time asking for help online, and it's pretty cool

Thanks for helpping
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I was thinking

Do yal think I could grind the inside of the distributor gear to fit over the oil pump shaft extension?

The distributor gear shaft is pretty thick?
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