I bought this 258 Long Block, it is supose to be 1981+ block, and the date code on the block is 305C24, so I can believe that is a 1983 258 build on May the 24th.
I have now tried three different fuel pumps, and non work. I first went to autozone and they gave me a 6737 part number and it appeared the arm was too long and I could not get the bolt holes to line up. I took it back and they pulled out another one that was identical. So I gave up on them.
I went to carquest and got the same 6737 number and got the same pump and I cannot get it installed, the same problem. I called a Jeep dealer got the original part number called carquest and it crosses to the same number they gave me in the first place.
They say that the 258 from years 72 to 86 inclusive, calls for the same pump.
Now, my questions:
Anyone ever experience this?
Do I not know how to install a fuel pump?
Is there a trick?
My service manual shows a different pump. I looks like it is mounted so the fuel lines connect what I call to the top, or closer to the Valve Cover. The one I keep getting hangs down toward the oil pan. I am replacing a 151 so I am building from scratch. I hope all of you can help me!!!