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Old 11-18-2019, 02:28 AM   #1
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When reinstalling the oil pan how do you keep the oil pump up in position the engine is still in the car, or will it stay up on its own? Thank you
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Old 11-18-2019, 02:52 AM   #2
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I make a loop around it so it can be undone from the outside and hang it off ether the manifolds or one of the studs. Then when some of the pan bolts are started I pull the wire out.
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Old 11-18-2019, 08:20 AM   #3
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Snyders has a little screw in gadget. You unscrew the oil hole plug - 2 inches above the oil pan flange -screw this gadget in place and tighten against the oil pump housing. When pan is installed remove thegadget and replace the plug. Works lik a charm. kp
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Old 11-18-2019, 10:51 AM   #4
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Here is a link with picture, if you make one remember the thread on the enging is a pipe thread

https://www.macsautoparts.com/early_...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Old 11-18-2019, 10:53 AM   #5
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Well that didn't work .... try this
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Old 11-18-2019, 10:54 AM   #6
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Here is a link with picture, if you make one remember the thread on the enging is a pipe thread

https://www.macsautoparts.com/early_...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
This link takes me to an ecklers corvette page.
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Old 11-18-2019, 11:06 AM   #7
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Remove slot screw plug and insert holder, remember to remove holder and insert plug when job is complete.
Here is another version of the holder
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Old 11-18-2019, 01:48 PM   #8
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This link takes me to an ecklers corvette page.
Yep it sure does, my mistake.
I did correct the info though, with pictures..... LOL
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Old 11-18-2019, 02:02 PM   #9
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Do not use a bolt to hold the pump in place it is a tapered thread and a bolt will damage the thread in the block . Put a suitable cable tie through the adjacent pan bolt holes and run it around the back of the pump stalk and pull it tight .When you have a few loose bolts holding the pan in place snip the tie and pull it clear . Job done .

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Old 11-18-2019, 02:15 PM   #10
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You can easily make the tool. Obtain another block plug, drill a hole though it and tap it for a 6-32 or 8-32 screw.

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Old 11-18-2019, 05:03 PM   #11
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Easy to make,it is a pipe plug 1/4 in. I believe,drill and tap down the center of plug and insert a screw so you can tighten it against the oil pump.
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Old 11-18-2019, 07:29 PM   #12
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Thank you for the info, great ideas Don
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Old 11-18-2019, 07:39 PM   #13
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Easy to make,it is a pipe plug 1/4 in. I believe,drill and tap down the center of plug and insert a screw so you can tighten it against the oil pump.
If you use the special bolts/tools above from teh vendors, they are safe. They are a pipe thread bolt. And you are correct, a standard or metric bolt will either strip the threads and/or damage the Block.
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Old 11-18-2019, 07:57 PM   #14
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I just bent up a piece of 1/4 in rod. I think an old piece of brake rod. Put a few bends in it so it pushes against the frame rail and the pump through the hole.
I have used the same rod several times.
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