Originally Posted by 89 coupe
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.