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bentwire wrote:take it off the truck then useing a dremal tool cut the fins from the back side out of the pump, alot of guys are afraid of this procedure but i have done this on many a pump
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1992F-150-4x4 wrote:A little update, my friend has a 92 F-150 as well, but his has a 302, they appear to be the same pump, and since he has his disconnected and took the pulley off I said, if you take the pump off your truck I want it. So he took it off today and gave it to me after work. I went home and started gutting it. I got it gutted, it wasn't exactly easy lol. It rubs a tuny bit, so i'll be taking a deburring tool to the back side of the housing in hopes of getting rid of the rubbing noise. I hope it will work.
mentorcouple wrote:I attempted to de-vane the frozen pump with little success. I removed the vanes but had problems with the bearings. I decided to go radical and build a replacement using an idler pulley out of a junkyard. I used a piece of 3" pipe and two pieces of 3/8" pipe. I built it to the dimensions of the air pump. Then welded a piece of flat plate to mount the pulley assembly. I have it installed but not running yet. It looks like it all lines up ok. It took me several tries to get the correct belt length. Currently trying a 1010K6.
StrangeRanger wrote: Removing the secondary air pump will cause this secondary combustion to occur in the converter thus shortening its life.
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