Fuel pump removal

Discussion in '1960-1966' started by Mufdver8, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. Mufdver8

    Mufdver8 Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    I have a 65 camper. Possibly need new fuel pump according to "mechanic". I'm mechanically inclined just need a little guidance to get the sucker off. Thanks for any info.
  2. markeb01

    markeb01 Member

    Sep 29, 2009
    Spokane, WA
    If you have an original small block V8 engine, the best tip I can offer is to remove the upper bolt on the front of the engine that was originally designed for the 1955 front motor mounts. Here?s a shot of what I?m talking about:


    Install a longer bolt, but only pull it up hand tight, as it will bump into the push rod running between the fuel pump lever and the camshaft. This will hold the push rod up, while you remove and replace the pump. Once the new pump is in place, remove the long bolt holding the push rod up, and replace it with the original.

    If the push rod is not held out of the way, it will slide down and cause fits to try and get it back in place. Also, this will only work with original engines. New crate motors no longer have this hole drilled and tapped all the way through.
  3. coilover

    coilover Member

    Mar 30, 2005
    Plano US
    To remove the pump take out the two 3/8 bolts, one on each side. Do not take out the 1/4 bolts as these hold the fuel pump mount plate and only need removing if replacing the push rod. The original factory bolts were Fairy Head bolts (but not gay) which means the head is the same size as the threads, in this case 3/8. Most have been replaced with regular 3/8 bolts which take a 9/16 socket/wrench. Do not take out the ones a 7/16 socket/wrench fits.
  4. Lakeroadster

    Lakeroadster Member

    Jan 23, 2011
    Central Colorado
    I believe those are "Ferry" Cap Screws.... but I enjoyed your written words better. ;)


    Maybe we should call them "transgender" Cap Screws?


    Last edited: Jun 23, 2015
  5. vwnate1

    vwnate1 Member

    Jan 1, 2000
    Fuel Pump Push Rod

    Whatever you do , BE WARY of holding that flusherginner push rod up by finger ! .

    A guy at work managed to get his finger up and behind the push rod and it slid down and trapped him draped over the fender , we had to call the FIRE DEPARTMENT to get him loose again , they laughed and said ' we've seen this before ' ~ he wasn't happy and was very sore by the end of his ordeal .

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