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Yet another problem, oil pump shaft.....

So, I go to prime the oil pump on my freshly built SBC today and it appears the shaft of the oil pump is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too short. There is about atleast a 6 inch gap between the pump shaft and distributor shaft. I know the pump shaft is supposed to come up just under the cam gear to be driven by the distributor. Is there supposed to be a "midway" shaft that joins the distributor shaft to the oil pump shaft or did I get the wrong melling M55 GM pump. Once again, the joys of hotrodding.

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shaft

Yes, there's an intermediateshaft; get the aftermarket, steel collar one, instead of the stock, nylon collar one.

Course, you are aware it goes in fron the oil pump so the pan needs to come off, it won't go in from the top.
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Yes, there's an intermediateshaft; get the aftermarket, steel collar one, instead of the stock, nylon collar one.

Course, you are aware it goes in fron the oil pump so the pan needs to come off, it won't go in from the top.

Yep, what JS says
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it appears the shaft of the oil pump is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too short. There is about at least a 6 inch gap between the pump shaft and distributor shaft
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Haha **** thats what I thought. Oh well the pan sha'll be removed. Thanks guys
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Pan, pickup, and oilpump all need to come off. That sucks...
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oil pump drive shaft.......

Hi,yes you can put the shaft in from the top,grind off the tangs,and use mechanical fingers to hold the shaft,if you drop it,it will go into the pan...
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you can put the shaft in from the top,grind off the tangs,and use mechanical fingers to hold the shaft,if you drop it,it will go into the pan
Huh?






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Old 06-13-2008, 06:19 PM
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I think he cornfused this chevy thread with this one here, where he posted the same reply.
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