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324 rocket oil pump ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by punkroder, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. punkroder
    Joined: May 14, 2007
    Posts: 75

    punkroder
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    from socal

    Hi, im putting together my 324 olds, and I just took apart the oil pump to inspect. When I removed the side cap there was only a spring in there, nothing else. Should there be a check ball, or something else? I dont know what the spring would do by itself . I did a search and cant find any info at all. Any help would much appreciated , thanks:confused:
     
  2. punkroder
    Joined: May 14, 2007
    Posts: 75

    punkroder
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    from socal

  3. punkroder
    Joined: May 14, 2007
    Posts: 75

    punkroder
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    from socal

  4. marx
    Joined: Oct 8, 2005
    Posts: 475

    marx
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    Contact Hamber "RocketDaemon". He knows ALL THINGS Rocket.
     

  5. blackrat40
    Joined: Apr 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,167

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    I think you may need to work a little more in the cavity where
    you found the spring.
    There is supposed to be a sliding piston in there that the spring
    pushes against. Mine(324) was stuck fast in it's place.
    Check up inside the spring hole. If it is open to the pumping
    chamber, the piston is missing. If the hole is closed the piston
    is probably still in there and stuck.
    Don't get carried away and break something. Be patient and
    keep working with it.
    The piston looks like a thin metal sleeve with one end closed.
    You can do it! DON'T damage the cylinder that the piston
    slides in! Good Luck!
     
  6. punkroder
    Joined: May 14, 2007
    Posts: 75

    punkroder
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    from socal

    thanks blackrat, thats exactly what I needed to know.
     
  7. RocketMan
    Joined: Jun 1, 2006
    Posts: 40

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    Here's another couple of items to keep in mind;
    The oil galley plugs that go in the ends of the galleys that intersect with the lifter bores are special
    in two places. If you send your block to the machine shop for cleaning/machining, they will likely
    remove the "special" plugs and loose them(the young guys don't realize they are special).
    The one that goes in the front passenger side has an orifice of about .060 to spray oil on the
    timing chain. The one at the back where the distributor is inserted also has an orifice to lubricate
    the distributor shaft.
    Inexperienced guys usually will return your block with solid sbc type plugs installed if you don't
    watch them.
     
  8. blackrat40
    Joined: Apr 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,167

    blackrat40
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    RocketMan is spot on with that advice on the galley plugs!
     

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