Vette(s): 1981 Blue Ice Met. w/pearl ghost flames
3.45 Dana 44.
If the fuel pump rod drops down you'll have to take something thin like a hacksaw blade and get it back up. But before you push it back up take some grease and put it on the pushrod and then slide it back up. You'll have to work fast because it won't stay there long.
Or if you have access to the bolt on the front of the engine in line with the fuel pump, you can remove it and us a longer 3/8'' bolt and gently snug it finger tight to hold the pushrod in place. Then remove the pump. Make sure the pushrod isn't on the "toe" of the camshaft eccentric otherwise the pump will be a pain to install. Make sure you put the original bolt back in after your done or you'll have a major oil leak.
Below is a video of the pushrod being retained with a bolt. Never mind the first few moments of the video. Old fumble fingers is dropping an oil pump drive in. Then he does the push rod trick.
Corvette is a registered trademark of the General Motors Corporation(GM) &
Chevrolet Motor Division. Vette Registries, LLC is responsible for all site content (except for member submitted content or where otherwise
noted) and does not claim or imply that Chevrolet or
GM is responsible for Official C3 Vette Registry content. Vette Registries, LLC is independent from GM and is not affiliated
with, sponsored or supported by GM. Copyright/trademark/sales mark
infringements are not intended, or implied and are in fact used to support
GM, Chevrolet and Corvette.
Official C3 Vette Registry content is Copyright 2001-2018, Vette Registries, LLC. Content may not be reused without written consent. All Rights Reserved. NS
Corvette (Vette) Model Years on this site: 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982