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Old 12-04-2009, 12:56 PM
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Question oil pump drive shaft

The ARP drive shaft i used ( about .250 longer than stock) had a washer pressed on to it ...it would not fit through the hole in the block from above( I didnt think about putting it in before )

SO... instead of grinding a small amount off the outside diameter of the washer. (you guesed it ) ...I took it off .dropped the shaft in and eyballed the fit...
it looked like the top end of the shaft that goes into the dist would be in there at least .750 BUT
I hear an anoying tic that seems to come from that area ...only goes away after running for about 30-40 minutes

I know .I know "The definition of F*****g up is , doing something you know" ..etc etc.
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The washer is on there to keep it from coming out when you pull the dizzy. As for the ticking sound I haven't a clue, but be careful next time you pull the dizzy,it'll probably come with it!!!
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The washer is on there to keep it from coming out when you pull the dizzy. As for the ticking sound I haven't a clue, but be careful next time you pull the dizzy,it'll probably come with it!!!
Then it will fall into the pan!
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For the benifit of others.....the FRPP M-6605-A429 pump shaft is the correct lenght .
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Then it will fall into the pan!
i had that happen on an FE before.
My advice is to go to the trouble and pull the pan to get it out.
EVentually the crank will pick it up
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i had that happen on an FE before.
My advice is to go to the trouble and pull the pan to get it out.
EVentually the crank will pick it up
I will definitely keep that in mind IF.. Ineed to pull the dist ...also a trick I learned at my last job (Pearl Brewery machinist /mechanic)

a badass strong cylindical magnet on a long flexible shaft!
It may take a while but with patience you'll evenntualy get it ...
Probably wont come to that now I know what's up ... Thanx again !!
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I recently fired up a used 74 460 on my run stand only to hear a really bad knock... with what seemed to be a fair amount of oil pressure. Pulled the pan to look things over and found 3 pump shafts in the bottom of the pan... right there with a lot of bearing material. When I pulled the distributor for salvaging, I found a bunch of rtv holding the shaft in place, and no clip. Good thing was the engine had a new starter, alternator, distributor and a full set of pulleys and brackets... and scrap metal prices were up that week for the rest of it.

My 2 cents would be to do it right, pull the pan and install it with the clip correctly, and you will have a good less worry later.

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I've had to trim one of those ARP shafts before a little . There was a post on here a while ago others had to do the same .
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