So the assembly line built a machine with the mechanic or consumer had no way to vary the timing if the tolerances added up and he had to put up with the rough running or noise in my case? I haven't paid any attention to pump mountings in tractors other than my 3000 when I overhauled it. If the timing is critical, like Al mentioned, that doesn't sound like a good idea for the consumer/mechanic.
From time to time I have read on this forum where some people say that some of these Ford engines are just noisy. Maybe they just need their timing tweaked a bit. Grin