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oil pickup to pump??

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Is there suppose to be a sealer put on the threads of my old pickup to this new melling pump i have ? And what is the best way to determine how many turns or how tight the pickup should be to the pump. Can I crank this tube around with vise grips, what is the best way. thx
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thx to all,
I checked out an old book i dug up. It states not to use sealer on the threads of the pickup tube and to use a large cresent wrench against the tube to snug it up in the pump. I think I'll follow Pat's idea about sealer. It also states to level the pickup with the oil pan rails.
btw it is a 351C with the screw in pickup
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