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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 03, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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im almost finished building this 355ci engine (see sig)

but the distributor wont reach the oilpump!

the difference is like 2 inch or so!

i noticed that there is some sort of passage above the oilpump-shaft.

weird isnt it?

from above i can see the shaft from the oilpump.

plz help me! i wanted to test the oilpressure today.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 03, 11:49 PM
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You did put the oil pump shaft that goes between the distributor and oil pump in, right?

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 03, 02:30 AM
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I bet the oil pump drive shaft is missing. If you need to put one in you have to drop the oil pan and oil pump, put it on the oil pump, and put it all back in place.

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And, if that is the case, and you have to drop the pan, don't forget to put the little pump shaft sleeve on!!!

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man, shame on me!!

yes i didnt put that darn shaft in between ,

there is no way i can install that shaft from above, do i??

i bet that sleeve wont fit from above...

using it without the sleeve is a stupid idea, isnt it?
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Originally posted by rolling-robert:
man, shame on me!!

yes i didnt put that darn shaft in between ,

there is no way i can install that shaft from above, do i??

No, there isn't. you HAVE to pull the pan and install the shaft and sleeve from the bottom. Aftermarket hardened shafts often have a steel sleeve that is pinned on instead of the factory plastic one.

i bet that sleeve wont fit from above...

No it won't fit from above. I know this because I've made this mistake myself [img]graemlins/clonk.gif[/img]

using it without the sleeve is a stupid idea, isnt it?
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Yes. For the sake of everything Chevy, don't try to run it without the sleeve [img]graemlins/clonk.gif[/img]

Not trying to rub it in - just drop the pan, put the shaft in from the bottom, and you'll be fine. Its a little work but can be done in a day (a long day).

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 03, 12:08 PM
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You can use the stock shaft and the plastic sleeve. Or, purchase an aftermarket shaft with an integral steel sleeve. The steel sleeved shaft is more durable.

If you use the plastic sleeve heat it in water before fitting it to the shaft/oil pump (boiling is OK). I've cracked all too many fitting them cold. The plastic sleeve has a raised ring on the inside so that it doesn't fall off during assembly.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 03, 05:12 PM
 
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I gotta admit I did it on my 496........

But I didn't have all my pan bolts in yet when I saw the box it was in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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