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Old 11-03-2004, 05:26   #1 (permalink)
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IS there an easy way????

The oil pump drive shaft poped out when I pulled the Dizzy on the GT(1966 289) and it still has the retainer on it but it was obviosly installed to far down to do any good or slipped down the shaft when the dizzy was removed.It now sits with the base on top of the pump and the top 5/16" further up the hole .

Is there an easy way to get it back in the pump without dropping the sump?
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A long thin nose pliers.Try lifting up and down where shaft should be..Connect battery drill to shaft via long extention and long tube socked and check if you have oil pressure before starting...If not you have missed...
Imo it would be far safer to pull sump...You may have to drop front X member? ...
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IS there an easy way????

The oil pump drive shaft poped out when I pulled the Dizzy on the GT(1966 289) and it still has the retainer on it but it was obviosly installed to far down to do any good or slipped down the shaft when the dizzy was removed.It now sits with the base on top of the pump and the top 5/16" further up the hole .

Is there an easy way to get it back in the pump without dropping the sump?


I had that happen in my old 67 fairlane/302 windsor. My method of 'repair' was to pull the drive shaft all the way out and then glue it into the base of the dizzy until the next 'sump off' moment. It's a risk either way, one way you've got to hope the retainer on the drive shaft goes somewhere nice (as opposed to nasty); the other way you could risk missing the oil pump hole altogether, OR dropping the drive shaft into the sump ... and even using a replacement drive shaft I wouldn't fancy the lost one jumping around in the sump.
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I've heard a few stories of people having the shaft sitting in the sump for years without problems, and haven't heard of a story of someone holing the sump, or cracking a crank from the shaft flicking up.
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I dropped the sump this afternoon and put it back in but not before I'd spent several hours trying to get it back in with plyers, magnets and custom made 10" tweesers. Got the sump off and on without dropping the oil in less than half an hour.

Thanks for your feedback guys

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WELL DONE !!!!
I bet you wished you had a couple of studs in the block for sump ha ?
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I hope you replaced the shaft with a new one.
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After dropping the sump it confirmed my suspissons that the motor had just been rebuilt and now I've got it started it purrs like a kitten It could do with a lumpier cam
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I've heard a few stories of people having the shaft sitting in the sump for years without problems, and haven't heard of a story of someone holing the sump, or cracking a crank from the shaft flicking up.
LOL, i had a few sitting in my sump with the old 289, never had any hassles with them there..one was put there from me, the others from the guy who built it..goes to show that a little bit of care when assembling an engine might save someone some heartache..
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