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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 8th, 01, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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I'm doing a 67 Camaro for a guy that is using a 89 T/A block with a mechanical fuel pump. It didn't look like it was going to line up right, although the pushrod did go into the block. The pattern just doesn't look correct, and it originally had a block off plate. Can this be done? do i ned an adapter?
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Tyler, I've done a few conversions similar to what you're doing and never had a problem.
The old style rod, plate, and pump bolted right up.
The newer replacement motors just have that area of the casting blank/unmachined and must use an electric pump.
I'd say try mounting it and turn the engine over by hand to check for any problems.

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How about the cam? Is there a fuel pump eccentric on it?
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So i have the pump, and pushrod, and it appears that there is an escentric on the cam, but do i need a plate? When i put the pump to the block, the bottom is exposed. Am i missing something?
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Tyler, the plates are available at any GM dealer, or even aftermarket. If you use a chrome one, be sure to scuff the chrome or it will leak.

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You need a mounting plate that bolts to the block. The fuel pump then bolts to that.

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