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Old 05-11-2006, 15:10   #1 (permalink)
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Classsic 'bird fuel pump problems

Has anybody had trouble with aftermarket fuel pumps for Y-blocks? My 57 292 powered t-bird has been through several. I started taking them apart to use all the best parts to build one good pump, but pumps from different remaufacturers seem to use different parts. The trouble is with the linkage between the fuel pump and the vacuum pump- the rod that pulls the fuel pump diaphragm keeps unhooking itself from the pump arm (that runs on the eccentric in front of the cam gear). This causes the pump to quit, and it causes me to hook up the electic pump I keep in the car, just for such emergencies. If anybody can reccomend a good source, let me know!
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Has anybody had trouble with aftermarket fuel pumps for Y-blocks? My 57 292 powered t-bird has been through several. I started taking them apart to use all the best parts to build one good pump, but pumps from different remaufacturers seem to use different parts. The trouble is with the linkage between the fuel pump and the vacuum pump- the rod that pulls the fuel pump diaphragm keeps unhooking itself from the pump arm (that runs on the eccentric in front of the cam gear). This causes the pump to quit, and it causes me to hook up the electic pump I keep in the car, just for such emergencies. If anybody can reccomend a good source, let me know!
Comon sense would indicate adding a blanking plate to the motor and an electric pump...
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Old 05-12-2006, 12:59   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Classsic 'bird fuel pump problems

My experience with aftermarket electric pumps in a carbureted situation has been awful. High pressure (fuel-injection) in-tank pumps work well, but the lower pressure rigs outside the fuel tank are inherently unreliable. I carry one for backup only. I have a desire to keep the bird stock looking, and the vacuum wipers rely on the fuel pump, as well. Not ready to plate off the fuel pump and convert to electric wipers, not just yet. I'd settle for just one of my $60.00 pumps to work...
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