Pulled oil pump drive shaftt

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  1. Cope

    Cope Fusing with fire

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    Hi folks im working on a 440 andi pulled the oil pumpdrive shaftwith out noting its location
    I guessed at relocating
    It and my rotor aintpointing at #1 now

    Can i just pull it from the distributer hole and rotate it or dose the front cover need to come off?
    I am at TDC on #1

    Thanks for the avice
     
  2. 67Dart273

    67Dart273 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    The FACT is that on most engines (Some v6's and even a few industrial 4's excepted) IT DOES NOT MATTER where the gear "points" or where the dist. points.


    The reason that a method is specified is:

    so the factory line folks can wrench, repeat

    so the fatctory wires "lay" nice

    so the tune-up guys "see" what they expect to see

    I assume you think the timing marks are correct? If they are, either look at no1 valves, and bring the marks up to TDC with both no1 valves closed, or bump the engine on the starter with your finger stuck in the no1 plug hole. When you START to feel compression, carefully bring the marks on up to TDC.

    Either of the above will give you TDC, "no 1 ready to fire."

    NOW you can use a screwdriver to 'walk' the shaft up off the helix of the gears and plunk it down right, OR just leave it and plug your no1 wire into where ever the rotor happens to be pointing.
     
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    bOb shingler Well-Known Member

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    i believe the slot is to point to the #7 cylinder.
     
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    67Dart273 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    "parallel to centerline of crankshaft."
     
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