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Old 02-27-2004, 05:53 PM
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Mechanical fuel install

Just making sure,( When I install my push rod all the way in to touch the cam, as I am turning my crank (clockwise) I want my push rod to be at the lowest point to the ground correct?

GEES, Mechanical Fuel Pump that is! Sorry.

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Isn't this the correct way to install my Mech fuel pump?
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It doesn't matter. Just put the rod in and bolt it up.
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Just do what the old guy said, no need for what you are doing, kind of of silly what you are trying to do when you give it some thought
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Well...I don't know. It seems to me to be easier to mount the pump with the rod as far into the bore as it will go so as not to have to fight the spring pressure on the actuating arm.

That and the old hacksaw blade trick...
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I guess it would be a little easier. Another trick is, that you can thread a bolt in through one of the holes on the front of the block. That hole should go through into the cavity where the rod is. That will hold the rod up (no pun intended)

Just remember to take the bolt back out.

Not sure if that bolt hole goes through on all blocks.
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The late model small blocks do not have the hole threaded for the fuel pump pushrod trick.

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The late model small blocks do not have the hole threaded for the fuel pump pushrod trick.

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I was unaware that could be done on the sbc even the older ones, I did use that technique on my 454 big block and it made things easier. Ed ke6bnl
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Don't screw it in too hard & bend the rod. And put a real short bolt back in with some sealer to keep the oil in afterward. Some people bend up a piece of wire to hold the rod up while slipping the pump arm under it. Sounds easier but I have not tried it yet.
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Also...

You can use a bit of grease or assembly lube to hold the rod in the "up" position.

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thanks for the input, it seems kind of silly cause where ever it is it will be fine. My block does have a threaded hole in the front, thanks again, Dana
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