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Old 03-27-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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Need advise "again" !!!

Ok here we go ....... Putting together this 331 and the main support girdle is hitting the oil pump. Do I clearance the girdle or the pump. Also how does a person torque the front main with the pump in the way. Thanks for anyone's input.
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Ok here we go ....... Putting together this 331 and the main support girdle is hitting the oil pump. Do I clearance the girdle or the pump. Also how does a person torque the front main with the pump in the way. Thanks for anyone's input.
Clearance the girdle.


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Sound kinda like u just need to remove the oil pump
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Ok I'm at work (midnight shift) now but first thing this morning I get some and post them.
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It appears I have to notch the support and either cut a half inch off the stud or order a shorter one. Is this a common problem.
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My guess would be is notch the girdle because if u mess up the oil pump u could destroy your engine.. U need the pump off so u can torque the girdle down first and then replace the pump

I'm sure someone can help you with a little more info
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My guess would be is notch the girdle because if u mess up the oil pump u could destroy your engine.. U need the pump off so u can torque the girdle down first and then replace the pump

I'm sure someone can help you with a little more info
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It appears I have to notch the support and either cut a half inch off the stud or order a shorter one. Is this a common problem.
Grind clearance in the girdle.
Cut a bit off of the main stud if you need to.
That way if you ever rebuild and install a new oil pump you won't have to clearance it, which would not be a good idea anyways as it might weaken the pump casting.


Torque the mains down first then install the oil pump.
Make sure you have the oil pump drive shaft and retainer in place before you bolt down the oil pump in case you are not able to install them afterwards.
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Thanks everyone !!!! That's what I was thinking but wanted to know other thoughts as well. I never used a girdle before and didn't know how much an oil pump casting would take when grinding on it. Thanks again ....!! now on till the next problem which I think it's going to be this Moroso oil pan with half the bolts inside.
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Thanks everyone !!!! That's what I was thinking but wanted to know other thoughts as well. I never used a girdle before and didn't know how much an oil pump casting would take when grinding on it. Thanks again ....!! now on till the next problem which I think it's going to be this Moroso oil pan with half the bolts inside.
Good luck.


If you have issues with the pan, post pictures as I am only familiar with the Canton pans and will need a visual reference.
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