350Q fuel pump question

350Q fuel pump question

Joined: August 16th, 2015, 3:44 pm

June 13th, 2018, 1:44 am #1

Hello, 
I am in the final stages of testing my new engine, a rebuilt 350Q using Q parts from my old 307Q in a Lancer 23, 1970.
I had the Carter pump rebuilt and it looks like the original push rod is not making contact with the foot/lever of the pump.
The people who rebuilt the pump are a reputable outfit that does good work, they assure me they did not modify or alter the pump in any way.

So how is it that the original push rod (3/8" x 5 1/4") now does not generate the lift necessary for the pump to draw gas??
I can see the rod going up and down on cranking the engine, there is no issue with the cam/excentric on the camshaft, same as before.
I am stumped and in dire need for some ideas or advice.
Thanks
Pierre
 
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Joined: August 16th, 2015, 3:44 pm

June 14th, 2018, 12:12 pm #2

Anyone heard of Q engines push roads for fuel pumps be fitted with "caps"??.  If I have a missing "cap" this would explain the mismatch of length necessary to actuate the pump.
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