Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Central California, USA
I'm shure most of you know about this, but it's for the benefit of those that haven't.
This sounds like a good time to warn everyone about a bolt hole that intersects the fuel pump pushrod hole. It 's the upper bolt hole on the engines lower right front.
Origonally a motor mount bolt hole, it can be used with a longer than normal bolt, to hold the fuel pump rod up for easier installation of the fuel pump.
If you put a bolt in there that is too long and tighten it up, you can bend the fuel pump rod and cause a knock.
Also engine oil can come out of the hole if there is no bolt in there.
There is supposed to be a rubber gromet under the fuel pump fork where it pulls on the diaphram, it quiets the operation of the pump. I've never heard of a new carter making noise.
The older I get, the faster I was!