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Old 06-09-2013, 06:55 PM
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oil pump shaft

Just recently put head gaskets on my motor. New oil pump also. I ran the pump using a drill and had good pressure. Put in the distributor and started it. No oil pressure at all. I can pull distributor and run oil off shaft with a drill, but none with distributor in. I also pulled oil pump and re-installed. Is there any different length shafts cause I changed the pump?
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:39 PM
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There is not a different length shaft. Is the distributor rounded out?

Did it work before you replaced the head gaskets and pump?
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The end of the distributor shaft may not have dropped down onto the oil pump drive shaft. The pump shaft may have a little wobble. When inserting the dist. make sure it is seated onto the block surface. If it wont drop fully into place a bump of the starter, or manual advance of the crank may help.
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Did you replace oil pump drive shaft? Apparently a batch of new ones were assembled, packaged, and sold with the retaining washer on the wrong end.
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Sorry didn't get back sooner. Work and vacation has taken all my time recently. I bought a new shaft, and also bought a shaft for a 390. They are both the same size, but the 390 shaft is 1/4 in longer. When I originally pulled the distributor, it had no seal and was pucking oil on top of the engine. The gasket set came with a big rubber tapered seal I installed in the hole. I think it raised the distributor enough to lose contact. With the filter off I could crank the motor one time and pump oil. Next turn of the crank and nothing. Towards which end does the retaining washer go?
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:03 PM
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It goes in from the pump ("bottom") end and the washer/retainer keeps the shaft from pulling out of the pump drive coupling when the distributor is removed. See the second post here:
Y-Block 292 oil pump drive shaft question - The Ford Barn

The one I bought two months ago was wrong.
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If I'm not mistaken, the distributor does not use a gasket.

I don't use one but my distributor is a Motorcraft which has an o-ring.

Oil can also be coming from the valley pan and I think a bolt hole in the intake flange at the back of the head. I think that bolt hole goes to a pushrod hole but I can never remember.

If it's actually puking from the distributor, I think there is some other issue.
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