Originally Posted by thinwhiteduke
That hole in the front of the block near the fuel pump is there so you can screw a bolt in to touch and grab the fuel pump push rod to hold it up while for ease of installation of the pump. After, it should be plugged with a 'short' bolt to prevent oil leaking. Be sure you bolt is not too long and fouling on the rod. If your measuring from the shoulder of the bolt 1" is WAY to long! I'm surprised t didn't bottom out on the pump rod. The hole is only 3/4" deep!
Thanks I am using an electric pump so I have a block off plate so I am ok on clearance