Folks, Old pump is out but I cannot move the rod, it is fully bottomed out. See pic, do I need to remove this plate? and if so....is there an additional gasket I need to get when I put the plate back? If I still can't push the rod upwards what needs to be done? Do I need to pull the plugs and manually rotate the engine? Also...the rubber fuel line looks 'ok' but I should go ahead and replace it. I have a piece of: Transmission Oil Cooler Hose 3/8" SAE J1019. I'll do some digging on the net to see if that is acceptable for fuel, but the main problem is I can't move that rod and I don't want to start monkeying around with hacksaw blades or screwdrivers. Thanks Folks.