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Oil Pump Recommendation

Vette79

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Is there a good Oil Pump Replacement out there for a 79? Looking for the pickup tube already tacked in place but not necessary. Rear main seal will have to be replaced so trying to prep for future endeavor...:)
 

fine69

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Is there a good Oil Pump Replacement out there for a 79? Looking for the pickup tube already tacked in place but not necessary. Rear main seal will have to be replaced so trying to prep for future endeavor...:)

I replaced mine with a stock oil pump. It works perfectly.
 

Vette79

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Do I need the Oil Pump, Oil Pump Shaft and the Oil Pick Up? Is there anything else that I need. I will be replacing the rear main seal and the oil pump. I just replaced the oil pan gasket with the one piece fel-pro. Can I re-use the gasket?
 

fine69

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Do I need the Oil Pump, Oil Pump Shaft and the Oil Pick Up? Is there anything else that I need. I will be replacing the rear main seal and the oil pump. I just replaced the oil pan gasket with the one piece fel-pro. Can I re-use the gasket?


NEVER reuse your gaskets. Why risk it? Ya know what I mean?
 

Vette79

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Thanks, Ralph. I knew better to ask this question.
 

Vette79

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Wishuwerehere82, Summit does still have the Melling Oil Pumps, Pick Up Tubes and Shafts. Purchased the Melling Oil Pump, Shaft and Pick Up Tube and the Fel-Pro Rear Main Seals and Oil Pan Gasket that I needed. Is priming the oil pump necessary? Can I not replace the oil filter and disconnect the ignition and just turn it over for five seconds and check to see if I have pressure?
 

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