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Old 09-22-2008, 05:56 PM
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350 89 corvette help

i recently installed a 89 corvette motor and tranny into my 1950 chevy deluxe. i deleted the tpi setup because my knowledge on that is not too good. so im running a 600 holley carb and polished intake. my question is for installing a mechanical fuel pump. can i just put a fuel pump rod and mechanical pump???? does the cam have the lobe for the pump???? i have gone through 2 electric fuel pumps and both have burnt on me. i decided i dont want that route anymore and i want a mechanical fuel pump. i have just purchased the rod and fuel pump, but i want some insights on my block if any one can help me i will be greatly appreciated!


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Old 09-22-2008, 07:17 PM
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Some late-model SBC's do not have a mechanical fuel pump boss cast into the block.

You should look for this, for your conversion. (yellow circle)
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my block has that, but i want to know if i can throw the fuel pump rod in there and make it work,, or does anyone know if that year block the cam, does it bring the fuel pump lobe?
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One sure way to tell if the cam has a pump lobe is to slide the fuel pump push rod in with your finger on the end and have a friend crank the engine (ignition disabled) and if the rod moves in and out you are good to go.
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:00 AM
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I can't help with your fuel pump issue but, WHAT A COOL RIDE !!


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I ran an 89 TPI engine with for a long time and The factory cam DID have the lobe for the fuel pump. Hope that helps but I agree that you would want to check and should be easy enough.
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i will check this weekend and i will let u guys know what happended!
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here ssome build pics i posted
hey guys!
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:26 PM
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hey man that things a cruiser your not out running the hell out of it as long as your 3rd gear ins't high reving and wanting to go into 4th your kewl you can drive on that thing as long as you want
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hey man that things a cruiser your not out running the hell out of it as long as your 3rd gear ins't high reving and wanting to go into 4th your kewl you can drive on that thing as long as you want
so i cant burn the tranny ? like u said jb63vet, i dont run the hell out of this car. when im on the highway i also cruise as well... my thing is i would like to install something so that when i am going on a long trip. but your right i cruise, and i dont plan on racing either. what are other guys input? can my tranny burn????
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Why would your tranny burn? Any transmission can burn up if not properly maintained, lubricated, cooled, or if abusedm and/or worn out. I don't understand what it is you are asking on the trans.
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Why would your tranny burn? Any transmission can burn up if not properly maintained, lubricated, cooled, or if abusedm and/or worn out. I don't understand what it is you are asking on the trans.
i was told from word of mouth that if i dont properly wire the tranny that it can cause damage???? im new to the 700r4. all i know is 350's pop it in and go!
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:21 PM
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hell the 700R4 aint much of a differance though man than a 350 or 400 just little things but i will tell you this i am not a fan of the 700R4 they go out to fast for me but also im pushing alot of power to mine and it last for a little bit but then from all the power my motor puts out it just shells it and thats y i'm going to a long tail shaft 350 cuz its the same length and it can take the power and the abuse
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I realize this is your opinion.

The TH700R4 has become the most hotrodded trans in history next to the powerglide. Once you see the light and set one up properly, they will run circles around a TH350.

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i was told from word of mouth that if i dont properly wire the tranny that it can cause damage???? im new to the 700r4. all i know is 350's pop it in and go!
There is a lubrication mod to run a TH700R4 'exclusively' W/O lockup. The lockup wiring is NOT that hard at all.

The torque converter will lockup in 2nd 3rd AND 4th if you want it to.

Now back to the Engine deal on this thread.

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guess what guys!, today i threw the rod in the motor with some grease! put the plate and mechanical fuel pump! and presto ive got fuel pump action, i guess my cam does have the lobe after all!!!!
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