I'm putting that engine back together... It's a 77 Firebird with the
350R (Olds) engine. I'm about to put the pickup screen on the oil pump.
The old (not necessarily original, don't know) pump has the screen
leaning at almost a 45 degree angle. All the Chevy oil pumps I've ever
seen (and pretty much anything else...) had the pickup screen parallel
with the bottom of the oil pan. Is this pump supposed to have the
pickup screen leaning like that? It looks like it would miss the bottom
couple of inches of oil. I'm going to try test-fitting the pan to see
if there's a clearance problem. It looks like they pressed the fitting
into the pump crooked and just left it that way.
Do any of you guys know if it's supposed to be like that??
What does your GM shop manual have to say?
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director
'80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig.
'79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig
'84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going....
'80 T/A project car...
It shows it to be parallel to the bottom of the pan, just like my old
Chevy engines. That's how I put it back in. I'm finally almost ready
to put it back in the car, maybe next weekend!
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