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30rulz
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Total posts: 87
posted February 17, 2003 09:41 PM  
can some one tell me what holds the pickup tube in the pump on a melling hv oil pump I put one in a sbc it lost oil pressure after about 10 min. so i pulled the motor and took of the pan and the pickup tube fell off any help???

Scoot
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Total posts: 517
posted February 17, 2003 09:58 PM  
The best thing to probably do is spot weld it to the pump. When I bought an aftermarket stock appearing pan I had to use a different pick up. It had a slot to bolt it to the pump. But like I said, stock pump and stock pick up I'd just spot weld.

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Scoot
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One87Racing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 68
posted February 17, 2003 09:59 PM  
you are supposed to tack weld the pickup tube to the pump. It presses in then you just put a couple of tacks to make sure it doesn't fall off.

RC Racing
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Total posts: 236
posted February 17, 2003 10:06 PM  
It's also impertive that you set the pick-up tube the proper distance off the floor of the pan. I believe it's 3/8", but I'm not sure of this. You may want to solict input on this subject from either this posting, or maybe pose the question in the Engine Tech Talk section.

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racer17j
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Total posts: 5390
posted February 17, 2003 10:23 PM  
Do not reuse the pickup it is only good for one "press" then it's crushed.

rico 08
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Total posts: 1139
posted February 19, 2003 08:37 PM  
better yet trade it in(under warranty if you can)for the new style pump(i beleive it's made by melling)that has a bolt on pickup,and not one that bolts up to the old style pump as this is a totally new design,someone should have done this a long time ago.

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