Hey, I am putting together the bottom end of a small block chevy. I had the crank, rods, and pistons all professional assembled and installed but I am basically putting the rest of it together. A couple of questions: 1. Oil Pump - How in God's name do I get the pickup into the oil pump? I am using a high volume pump and the pickup is not brazed to the main body of the pump. Is there a special tool to install it? Or must I hammer on it (gently) and hope that it doesn't damage the pickup tube? 2. Another Oil Pump Question - Is there no gasket between the oil pump and the actual piece it bolts to? Does the lack of gasket result in a loss of power? 3. Yet another Oil Pump Question - Can you tell I am paranoid about the oil pump? I got the steel shaft and sleeve for the high volume pump, but it appears to just "rest" in the slow of the oil pump. Now, i know that, technically, it is between the distributor the oil pump and it is not going anywhere, but stock ones use a round nylon clip to hold it in place. Do the steel shafts just "rest" there? 4. Oil Filter Screw-in Adapter - I am putting the adapter back on as the machine shop took it off. This is the piece that the oil filter actually screws onto. This may be a stupid question, but there are two ways it can bolt on. Is there a correct way? There actual piece has two bolts that go into the block, the threaded piece for the oil filter, and some small inlet? outlet? on it as well. What side does that go on? The crank side or the ...outside side of the motor....sorry that sounds crazy... Any help would be greatly appreciated.