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It's been a little quiet around here lately so I thought I'd post pics of a tool I just made (after screwing up my first attempt at installing one of the pressed-in SBC oil pump screens).

The problem I had with the homemade "cutaway tube" installation tool is that it only pressed on one side of the oil pump screen tube.  I found it hard to drive it in straight when I am only exerting pressure on one side of the screen tube.  What I've gone and done is add a second piece of short tube that gets hose-clamped to the longer tube tool ... essentially replacing part of the piece that was cut away, giving you a complete tube where it is needed ... at the point where it contacts the oil pump screen tube (hope this makes sense).  The problem with just using a hose clamp to hold the two pieces together (I assumed) would be the possibility the small section of tubing would just slide up the larger piece (when pressure is applied), rendering the short piece of tube no longer useful for it's intended purpose.  That is where those two U-shaped pieces come in ... the hose clamp holds the two pieces of tubing together and the two U-shaped parts

 

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jam against each other and prevent the short piece from sliding.  End result is you are able to exert pressure around the entire tube of the screen assembly, allowing the screen to be driven (or pressed in my case) perfectly straight into the oil pump.

Since I don't have access to oxy/acetylene anymore (I loaned my stuff out and my former "friend" sold it), I used Permatex High Temp Sleeve Retainer for some added insurance (this stuff was recommended by another poster on a different site).

 

Not looking for a pat on the back, just thought I'd throw this out there in case it is useful to someone else.  Cheers

 

 



-- Edited by Pete Moss on Saturday 8th of July 2017 05:23:41 PM

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Great for industry...
However over kill when a wrench works the same magic.

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Thank you for your input.



-- Edited by Pete Moss on Sunday 9th of July 2017 10:40:08 AM

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