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post #368 of (permalink) Old 11-18-2017, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by 65Sprint View Post
Yes, and to minimize the chance of a bind in the oil pump shaft. Looking good. Enjoy the final assembly work.
Originally Posted by Shakey View Post

@spiderserie4, the distributor goes inside the front cover, and the oil pump on the outside, right? Just kidding. I even did the procedure outlined in the manual where you loosen the oil pump mounting bolts, rotate the crank two full turns, then torque the oil pump back down. I guess the purpose of that is to ensure the pinion gear is meshing well with the oil pump gear.
What is prone to happening is the fuel pump lobe on the oil pump will rub on the timing cover which send small metal flakes into the oil pan. So its very important to center the oil pump like you did.

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