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: Mechanical Fuel Pump


RED77
05-30-2011, 08:30 AM
i have a 91 engine out of an 2500 van i put in my truck it had a trottlebody intake on it i changed it to a 4 barrel eldibrock intake does anyone know if the cam in this engine will have the lobe to run a mechanical fuel pump

yogibare143
05-30-2011, 09:16 AM
Not sure on 91 but on Magnum engines the cam snout is to short. Put a 96 360 Magnum in my truck and wanted to keep mechanical fuel pump. Got adapter from Hughes Engines. Here is link:

http://www.hughesengines.com/Index/products.php?browse=category&level0=RXhjbHVzaXZlIEh1Z2hlcyBFbmdpbmVzIEl0ZW1z&searchmode=partnumber&page=2&partid=22194

RED77
05-30-2011, 09:36 AM
this is not a magnum engine it is just a regular 318

roadram360
05-30-2011, 10:32 AM
should be ok on the pump

B-300
05-30-2011, 03:04 PM
Take the cover plater off and look/feel for the eccentric.
I built my 360 from a TBI B250 van and the front cover has a plate on the fuel pump mount. (It had no pump eccentric on it as I recall.)

RED77
05-30-2011, 03:11 PM
so can one be added

B-300
05-30-2011, 06:20 PM
Yes you could add one. (The roller cam is shorter than the cam gear and uses a thick washer to hold it down.) You will need the remove the timing cover and install the extender listed above (post #2) if you use the roller a cam, the engine will have. (With an eccentric)
The alternative is to use a flat lifter cam and find the special washer that goes over a longer cam snout and holds the eccentric against the cam gear.