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Old 03-01-2020, 12:15 PM   #21
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Default Re: flathead fuel pump push rod

Good. Not sure how you solved the problem. Did you grind down another rod and use it as a lever to move the bearing OR did you grind down another rod to a smaller dia. so it would fit the offset bearing hole?
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Old 03-01-2020, 03:00 PM   #22
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i used the ground rod to work the bearing . i think i just removed enough of the bearing edge to fit the stock push rod ...like i said it was not much just enough to stop the rod from hitting the lobe ...running now and pumping fuel...thanks for all the advice !!
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Old 03-01-2020, 03:39 PM   #23
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Good you solved your problem, but I'd keep my eyes and ears open for a while. I'd be just a little nervous about a cam bearing that moved that easily (or seemed to).
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Old 03-01-2020, 03:52 PM   #24
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i dont think it moved the bearing ....it removed bearing material ..it was a minute little edge blocking the very edge of the hole ..when you looked down the hole it looked like an 1/64 of a moon blocking the hole ...i am sure a little bearing dust got in the motor though
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Old 03-01-2020, 04:06 PM   #25
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are you viewing this with the pump out if there is no spring tension on the rod it will just go up & stay there. install the pump or put your finger on the rod & crank the eng while pushing down on the rod
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Old 03-01-2020, 04:16 PM   #26
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read above ^^^^^ the cam bearing was partially blocking the push rod...
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Old 03-01-2020, 04:17 PM   #27
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>>>running now and pumping fuel>>>


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