Fuel pump question

Tiny
JOHNB-Z
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  • 1978 CHEVROLET CAMARO
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  • 2WD
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I have a Gm 350/260 hp with a mechanical fuel pump and wanting to switch to a electric fuel pump, and was wondering if I leave the mechanical fuel pump rod in or take it out before I put the block off plate in. Thanks
Sunday, March 13th, 2011 AT 11:14 PM

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Tiny
CARADIODOC
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Best to remove it but it doesn't matter. Without the pump's lever in there, the shaft will just slide down at bump into the block-off plate.
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Sunday, March 13th, 2011 AT 11:33 PM
Tiny
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If I were you take it out before you seal it-Someday you might end up going back to the mechanical one-less wear/tear on the camshaft
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Sunday, March 13th, 2011 AT 11:35 PM

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