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Installing fuel pump
« on: September 12, 2017, 11:27:26 PM »
Yes I'm really asking this.

So when it comes to installing this fuel pump I'm assuming I just go ahead and keep cranking on the bolts and it will work its way in there as it doesn't fit flush.

Also when it comes to the gasket I'm assuming a little goop on both sides is a good idea?

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Re: Installing fuel pump
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 03:34:52 AM »
I think it should sit a little more flush.
Maybe turn the engine over a little and retry.
The pump arm rides directly against the cam on a SB.

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Re: Installing fuel pump
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 04:08:14 AM »
If you tightened it the way it is you'll only activate the pump arm.....no harm done. :alan2cents:
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 07:48:01 AM »
There is a lot of force on that pump arm.  It won't sit flush until the bolts are tight.

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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 08:12:56 AM »
 :iagree:  Yup, just tighten it until it's flush.  I put a little cam break-in lube on the contact part of the arm too.  Might not be needed, but it doesn't hurt to have a little extra protection on the first start up.  But I think your cam is already broke in so you are probably fine without it if you already installed the pump.

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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 03:54:48 PM »
Learn something new every day. I never would have thought to continue tightening it as it seems counter intuitive. Great info to know, thanks guys

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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2017, 04:16:06 PM »
Since it's not flush make sure you are not cross threading before torquing them down.
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2017, 05:36:03 PM »
Since it's not flush make sure you are not cross threading before torquing them down.

                        :iagree:  You can turn the motor to the point where you are on the low point of the cam lobe, but will still have pressure on the spring in the pump. Start bolts straight .    :rebelflag"

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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2017, 05:38:43 PM »
Keep tightening and I use gasket sealer on both sides of the gasket at that spot.
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2017, 05:57:46 PM »
Thanks everyone. Followed your directions...worked great. My car has been painted.  I'm 95% done restoring the parts.  Here are two teaser photos...

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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2017, 07:12:13 PM »
Oh I like that.

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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2017, 12:41:45 PM »
Since it's not flush make sure you are not cross threading before torquing them down.

                        :iagree:  You can turn the motor to the point where you are on the low point of the cam lobe, but will still have pressure on the spring in the pump. Start bolts straight .    :rebelflag"

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« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2017, 01:22:20 PM »
A crossed thread is A sure thread!!!!!!   :barf:

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That color looks GOOD!!!!!   :1place: 

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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2017, 01:28:38 PM »

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