MAKE IT MESSY!
Since finishing cleaning the bench yesterday set me back a day later than I wanted, I needed to finish up porting an oil pump for a customer.
Here are the most offensive areas:
I popped off the cover with an impact driver being used to take out the screws that hold the rotor cover in place:
It was time to load up my trusty hanging electric grinder that you've seen before if you've followed this blog for any length of time. I had found this kit on Amazon for a very reasonable price and decided to get it a while ago. Surprisingly, the kit is pretty well made and highly effective on aluminum, which is what they are designed for.
I decided to start off with the ball:
Then clamped the pump in the vise, using a shim to prevent marring on the oil pan mounting surface:
The coned Christmas Tree is one of my favorite bits:
Now it is starting to look pretty decent!
Now that's just about right:
I took care of the pump inlet, removing not too much material, but just mostly easing the hard edges from the drilling:
Then I attacked the pump outlet: