Grover, i replaced it with a case harder pin (actually used the lower drive gear from another oem distributor)
Installed an external fuel pump (walbro in-line 255lph) and associates new filters to fix the drop in fuel pressure at 1/2 throttle. Also upgrade the fuel lines to 3/8 on the input side. Total pain in the ass project since both tanks had to be dropped new wiring run, etc.
installed the fuel tank skid and got it all plumbed back up and running. Will test tomorrow on the highway. (Also wanted more fuel at WOT)
Hopefully my batteries will in in tomorrow (dual odyssey 34-1500’s) so I can finish the solar hook up and then change the alt out.
And finish the stereo dash console install (1/2 way wires for the speakers)
Gotta love working on a truck where ever original fastener comes off and most can be just cleaned up and reused.
No gunk in the fuel tanks either, same as the oil sump, when I got the pin out.