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bcmiller

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Re: Fuel Pump Plate finish
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2017, 01:54:48 PM »
So when the engine was hot tested at Flint, there was just an opening where the fuel pump block plate would mount? If so, would there be some oil leakage from the opening?

Good questions for JohnZ.
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Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 - now 468 ci, M21, 12 bolt
Looking for 68 Camaro with body number NOR 181016

68camaroz28

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Re: Fuel Pump Plate finish
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2017, 01:06:55 AM »
Chick,
 I sent you a bunch of both sides of the plate a while back. I don't know if I still have them, I'll have to take a look when I get home. In Pacific Grove for 2 or 3 more days. I lost my Microsoft picture manager, and any pictures I post here now end up being baby size. Can't see them well. I had that picture manager down to a science. Gonna have to post another way.
I checked again Danny and do not have as I probably did not save. When determining what mine should be I'm pretty sure yours was one of the reasons I did mine in black along with another 68Z I had checked.
These the are the two I had but did not know which engine what came off of. As stated earlier in a post, one was off a 67 HE 327-300 hp engine and one was off our 68 302. One was natural and one dip painted black.




The one with no paint-

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68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
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bcmiller

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Re: Fuel Pump Plate finish
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2017, 07:55:44 PM »
So when the engine was hot tested at Flint, there was just an opening where the fuel pump block plate would mount? If so, would there be some oil leakage from the opening?

Good questions for JohnZ.

Answer from John...

"The fuel pump rod channel (hole) is drip-lubricated from the eccentric on the camshaft that drives it, and a very small amount of oil will eventually find its way down that hole without the rod in place. The engine ran on the test stand for less than 30 seconds, and the oil was drained before the engine left the test stand. The hole in the bottom area of the opening in the block provided a drain path for the "drip" oil back into the pan."

When asked about how engines were shipped to the assembly plate (relative to covering over that hole), John's response was...

"As I recall, in the earlier years, Flint V-8 used a formed cardboard plug in the rod hole (like the ones they used in vacuum fitting holes and in heater hose fitting holes), and later on that changed to a flimsy vacuum-formed plastic cover/plug that also served as a paint mask."
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 - now 468 ci, M21, 12 bolt
Looking for 68 Camaro with body number NOR 181016

68camaroz28

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Re: Fuel Pump Plate finish
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2017, 10:42:26 AM »
Danny's 68 NOR 05E MO fuel pump plate. Note the bolts also have black paint on.



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68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584

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Re: Fuel Pump Plate finish
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2017, 08:48:26 PM »
The 4-07- DZ block I have had the plate just like Danny's. LOS
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Re: Fuel Pump Plate finish
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2017, 04:22:04 AM »
My old 1100 mile Van Nuys 70 Z28 has a black plate.

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Re: Fuel Pump Plate finish
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2017, 01:18:28 PM »
Quote:  "My old 1100 mile Van Nuys 70 Z28 has a black plate."

You sold it??????

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Re: Fuel Pump Plate finish
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2017, 07:49:44 PM »
years ago to one of my idiot friends.

bcmiller

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Re: Fuel Pump Plate finish
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2017, 08:57:57 PM »
Ouch.
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Re: Fuel Pump Plate finish
« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2017, 01:13:31 AM »
That's ok. He can take better care of it than I can.

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Re: Fuel Pump Plate finish
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2017, 02:41:33 AM »
That's ok. He can take better care of it than I can.
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It is a kind of badge of honor in a sick twisted way, to be called one of Charley's "idiot" friends.  I have alway taken it to mean it is a true "car guy".

I have a little running joke with my four year old twin grandsons.  I ask if their daddy is a "knucklehead" and they always say "yes".  Then I ask if their Pepe' (someone who shall remain me) is a knucklehead, and they always always say "yes".   We consider it a badge of honor to be considered a knuckleheads by the "scooters" (my nickname for the twins) in the same way that an "idiot friend" is a bit of a badge of honor coming from Charley.

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Re: Fuel Pump Plate finish
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2017, 07:35:36 PM »
Oh, I have been called worse. :)
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 - now 468 ci, M21, 12 bolt
Looking for 68 Camaro with body number NOR 181016