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    Replacing stock fuel pump with new mechanical fuel pump

    I'm replacing the stock mechanical fuel pump with a new one, which is supposed to work with my engine. When comparing the new and old pumps, the lever/rocker arm on the new one protrudes about 2mm less than the old pump. It's also a different shape. It looks like this is the case for all aftermarket mechanical pumps I can find.
    I intend to go electric at some point, but not until I buy a new carburetor. Will this 2mm difference stop things from functioning? Would a longer push rod help? Should I shave 2mm off the fuel pump spacer? The new and old spacers are exactly the same diameter btw.

    Any help is appreciated, as always.

    I can't figure how to post a photo, but here' a link to the two pumps side by side:
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    O.k A question first - did the original fuel pump come with a spacer? If it did then there's a good chance the new fuel pump will only require a gasket. 2 mm will make very little difference.

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    The original pump came with a spacer, which is identical to the new spacer. The spacer is 5mm thick. Removing that will make the new pump's rocker arm protrude 3mm further than the old pump with spacer.

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