Author Topic: 1959 390 Oil Pump Removal  (Read 680 times)

Offline Coupe Deville

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  • Name: Gavin William Myers
1959 390 Oil Pump Removal
« on: February 28, 2016, 04:39:12 PM »
Hello everyone,

I am in the process of replacing the rear main oil seal on a 1959 Cadillac. I removed the oil pump baffle/plate. Then I removed one of the oil pump 9/16 nuts, but the 2nd one(drivers side) I can not get a wrench on it. I've tried regular and deep sockets with and without a u-joint adapter, and a open end wrench and a box end wrench. I'm not quite sure what to do. Is there something special to get this nut unscrewed?

Thanks

-Gavin
-Gavin Myers CLC Member #27431
"The 59' Cadillac says more about America than a whole trunk full of history books, It was the American Dream"

Offline Dave Shepherd

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Re: 1959 390 Oil Pump Removal
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2016, 10:34:31 AM »
How about a flex head ratcheting box wrench or a crows foot adapter on the end of a 3/8 extension?

Offline Coupe Deville

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  • Name: Gavin William Myers
Re: 1959 390 Oil Pump Removal
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2016, 11:15:16 AM »
Hey Dave,

Thanks for the advice. I tried the crows foot adapter, I'm not sure why i didn't think of that before. I tried it and it unfortunately did not fit. I resorted to removing the transmission inspection cover and used a joint adapter on a 3/8 ratchet with no extion. That worked out fine and got the last nut removed.
The oil pump is off the car!

Thanks again.
-Gavin Myers CLC Member #27431
"The 59' Cadillac says more about America than a whole trunk full of history books, It was the American Dream"

 

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