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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Are there any special "things" I should know about installing a mechanical fuel pump on a '68 302? Thanks
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Make sure the arm goes under the cam lobe. It may put pressure on the pump that makes it difficult to hold in place while installing the bolts.

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So, the "arm" on the fuel pump should "allways" go under the cam lobe when installing the pump?
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The instructions also say something about putting grease on the end of the arm?
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If not,it will not work. Arm on pump must be pushed down to pump fuel.

Yep, always a good idea on the grease.

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Ok, makes sense! Thanks much!
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If it's too hard to hold in place, rotate the engine just a bit to take some pressure off the fuel cam and it will be easier to hold in place.
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Just noticed something else in the instruction sheet. Note: On push rod driven pumps, make sure the pump lever is mounted under the push rod, if not damage can occur. Is there a push rod in there on a 289 or 302?
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There is a plunger on the sbf fuel pump, GM's have pushrods. The plunger goes on the underside of the fuel pump eccentric

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I'm confused by the term plunger. Guess I'd call It a lever!

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The flat thingy that sticks out of a small block Ford manual fuel pump must go under the round thing-a-ma-jig inside the hole you removed the old one from. Put something on the flat end to make it slippery.

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Got it! I think. Thanks!!
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It is not a pushrod fuel pump.

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