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Old 10-10-2018, 08:10 PM
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You did put the pushrod back in, right? I have accidently left them out
Yes I did. Had to do it with a wire. The hole in the block to tighten a bolt up on the rod during pump installation didn't help me on this block. A bolt wouldn't seize the rod. Even tried to bevel the end of a bolt to see if it would go deeper.
Played with it a while. I'll check to see that the rod is right when I go back in. I don't think the pump will even bolt down if the rod isn't in the right position. But I will check. The pump is pretty new, sorta. The pump was replaced right before I parked this truck but it's been sitting for months.
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:56 AM
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:11 AM
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:55 AM
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A piece of an old hacksaw blade with a bend at the end works well for pushing that rod up when installing the pump.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:42 AM
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....The pump is pretty new, sorta. The pump was replaced right before I parked this truck but it's been sitting for months.
I bet the diaphragm has dried out and cracked. Today's rubber and gas don't play well together.
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:05 AM
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I bet the diaphragm has dried out and cracked. Today's rubber and gas don't play well together.
Agreed, the new gas is horrible for old car fuel systems
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:21 PM
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Agreed, the new gas is horrible for old car fuel systems
Guarantee ya! Eased the pump out this am early. Rod was in right. Put the old pump in a vice to hold it and operated the lever some....nada. New pump went right in. Cranked up fine. Ran the cam in at 2000rpm for 20 minutes. No overheat. No problems really. Think the water pump may be next. Puke hole dripped a little. Needs a little tweaking on the tune. Motor sounds good!
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:32 PM
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