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#1407141 Fri Apr 23 2021 01:10 AM
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Geo55 Offline OP
Does anyone know if the oil pump pickup canister and screen on a 1959 235 are removable for the purpose of cleaning. I just dropped the oil pan from a motor that has been sitting for years and found the pickup screen to be covered in goo. Is any of it serviceable without removing the entire oil pump assembly. By the way, glad I didn't find any acorns in this one. I was hesistant to try to turn the canister or the tube.

Geo55 #1407164 Fri Apr 23 2021 07:22 AM
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Back in the day of non detergent and some times paraffin based oil it was standard procedure to pour some gas on the screen and set it on fire---it burns for a l-o-n-g time. A tap on a hard surface and a puff from an air gun gave it a like new look.

coilover #1407183 Fri Apr 23 2021 02:38 PM
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coilover We used to burn the road draft pipe that same way !!

Geo55 #1407186 Fri Apr 23 2021 02:49 PM
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But how do you remove the screen to clean it? I have the oil pan off but can't see any screws or threads holding the pickup on. I don't have a shop manual for a 59 and I am afraid to pry or twist anything.

Geo55 #1407373 Sun Apr 25 2021 04:24 AM
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There's no real excuse for not having shop manuals...they are cheap, packed with great info and sold all over the internet in reproduction, so it's ok to get it dirty!

For your 1959 you will need the 1958 Manual and the 1959 Supplement.

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Geo55 #1407378 Sun Apr 25 2021 06:24 AM
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I just unscrewed it when I was replacing the pump during my rebuild. 1958 235.

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Geo55 #1407381 Sun Apr 25 2021 09:26 AM
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You have to remove the pump or take the bottom of the pump off. I would not suggest taking the pump apart. The gasket will likely tear and you can’t find one or cut just any material. Just take the pump off and unscrew the pickup from the pump.

Geo55 #1407398 Sun Apr 25 2021 01:58 PM
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I was hoping to remove the screen without having to remove the pump assembly. Looks like the tube where it fits into the pump housing might be a friction fit rather than threaded. I think I might have just enough room to wiggle it off. I'm afraid of breaking something.

Geo55 #1407423 Sun Apr 25 2021 05:13 PM
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The pickup screen tube is pipe thread where it attaches to the pump. You will need to remove the pump or the cover to remove the pickup tube.

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