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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 05, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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We bought a new 454 crate engine to put in my 68. It came with a 7 qt oil pan. The oil pan rubs the steering rod. So we pulled out the engine to remove the oil pan and replace it with a 4 qt. How do you remove the oil pick up from the oil pump? It has been pressed in and it's a b**ch to remove. thanks.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 05, 05:49 AM
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hi there, your best to just get a new one they arent that much, and the aggravation to get the old one out really isnt worth it, but if you have to you can try heating the pump body with a torch then try twisting out the pick up screen and tube,when you install it make sure it is at the correct height off the pan then tack weld the tube to the pump body, goodluck regards tom

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Removing it is not a problem, just whack it with a hammer a few times until it starts turning in the pump and then work it out. Putting the new one in is another story. YOu really should have the correct tool to do it with. Some guys put an open end wrench over the little "flange" on the pichup and try to hammer it in that way, but you would be best taking it to your machine shop and letting them install it, if they have the tool. Not a bad idea to have it tig welded in place also.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 05, 08:35 AM
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Just wondering, is this alow profile 7 qt. pan or deep sump? I'm running a low profile Moroso 7qt. on my 68 small block with no problems.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 05, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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I mistyped when I typed "7 qt". It is a 6 qt. (Couldn't find the "edit" tab.)

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Just wondering, is this alow profile 7 qt. pan or deep sump? I'm running a low profile Moroso 7qt. on my 68 small block with no problems.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 05, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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We finally got it out by using a vise and a couple of pry bars.
Regarding putting in the new one: Goodson Shop Supplies (1-800-533-8010) makes a Oil Pump Tube Driver, part no. TI-30, 3/4" tube OD for GM big blocks. It was $40 to the door. We went ahead and bought it since we will be getting a 502 later this year for his 69 Camaro and will probably run into the same problem with the oil pan.
They also make the driver for small block engines (5/8" tube). Jegg's also sells a pickup retainer for small blocks for $9.99.
Thanks to everyone who responded.

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Removing it is not a problem, just whack it with a hammer a few times until it starts turning in the pump and then work it out. Putting the new one in is another story. YOu really should have the correct tool to do it with. Some guys put an open end wrench over the little "flange" on the pichup and try to hammer it in that way, but you would be best taking it to your machine shop and letting them install it, if they have the tool. Not a bad idea to have it tig welded in place also.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 05, 05:33 PM
 
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Make sure that the distance between the bottom of the oil pan and the oil pump pick-up is within spec. Most non-stock oil pans require a new oil pump pick-up that matches the pan. My 0.02
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 05, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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That's exactly what we did. Thanks.
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