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Title: Another Fuel Pump Question...
Post by: Bob Schaefer on July 06, 2011, 11:29:34 AM


Bob
Title: Another Fuel Pump Question...
Post by: Guests on July 06, 2011, 01:06:15 PM
The lobe on the camshaft shouldn't make that much of a problem, but from the sounds of it the fuel pushrod is what is giving you fits. The rod has to be pushed up and the fuel pump arm put under it to bolt down properly. Use a small diameter pushrod or stiff wire to hold it up to get the arm in under it.
Title: Another Fuel Pump Question...
Post by: Bob Schaefer on July 06, 2011, 01:46:00 PM


Thanks for the response.
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Post by: Steve on July 06, 2011, 03:49:43 PM


When inserting the pump, it's a down and in motion.  I've even done it without removing the plug.
Title: Another Fuel Pump Question...
Post by: Bob Schaefer on July 06, 2011, 05:22:59 PM


Bob
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Post by: Steve on July 06, 2011, 07:51:53 PM


Thank Ed.  He said more than I did
Title: Another Fuel Pump Question...
Post by: Guests on July 07, 2011, 08:19:27 AM
I had to do a little looking to make sure there was a fuel pump rod to deal with, I usually use electric fuel pumps to free up the extra hp and relieve the stress on the engine. No thanks is needed, made me do a refresher on my own, so thank you.
Title: Another Fuel Pump Question...
Post by: Bob Schaefer on July 07, 2011, 08:41:37 AM


Bob
Title: Another Fuel Pump Question...
Post by: Guests on July 07, 2011, 09:37:08 AM
Sure you can call me Ed.
 
There are several pumps out there that work well, Holley, Carter, both are good 4-7psi pumps for carbs, and the best thing to do is mount it near the fuel tank, not near the carburetor, underhood. Pumps are usually best pushing, not pulling, and with these two pumps I have never had a need for a regulator. The little Airtech (sp) pumps are not very good, they tend to be inexpensive but like to allow vapor lock. Mounting can be above the third member or near the rear right wheel on the framerail, and put a quarter inch thick piece of rubber to isolate it so it doesn't vibrate.
Title: Another Fuel Pump Question...
Post by: Steve on July 07, 2011, 01:15:55 PM


They usually don't come with cover plates, but you can buy them.  Summit has them
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Post by: Guests on July 07, 2011, 02:26:12 PM
Believe it or not, I think the small block Chevy cover works.
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Post by: Bob Schaefer on July 08, 2011, 04:43:36 AM


Bob
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Post by: Steve on July 08, 2011, 08:03:31 AM


How's the brake lines?
Title: Another Fuel Pump Question...
Post by: Bob Schaefer on July 09, 2011, 04:08:32 PM



Oddly, the brake lines have been serviced, so they look ok. They should be good until I go to convert to disks in front... which will be down the road a piece.
 What is of greater concern, as far as lines go, are the trans cooler lines, that go to the bottom of the radiator. They don't look good at all, so those should be done pretty soon. Inline Tube doesn't seem to have specific Dodge Polara/Monaco trans cooler lines for '69-'70, but they do show them for the '69-'70 Chrysler Newport/New Yorker/300... I presume they would would be the same, since it's the same transmission... no?schaefman2011-07-09 21:16:13
Title: Another Fuel Pump Question...
Post by: Steve on July 09, 2011, 07:12:33 PM


Also, you'll be changing the front hoses when you do the conversion, but everyone over looks the rear hose.  Hint Hint.  LOL  Looks can be deceiving
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Post by: Bob Schaefer on July 11, 2011, 10:01:38 AM
Thanks... I will look at those, then. I may just order a new set from Inline Tube, and see about replacing them when I do the rear portion of the fuel line.
 
Some of this stuff I'm going to replace just because... The other wagon that I had, my folks owned from new, so I knew everything about it, good and bad.... It had about the same number of miles back then, as this one has now, but it was in much better condition... mostly because it was 25 years ago, I presume.
 
I just want to be confident about as much of this car as I can, before I go driving it around. Someday, I'd like to drive it to Carlysle, which is where the guy I got it from first bought the car. I'd also like to do a Route 66 trip someday... Neither of which will happen before I have confidence that it will hold up.... could be awhile :-)
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Post by: Steve on July 11, 2011, 10:55:29 AM


Probab;y the same knowing Chrysler.  Just make sure they are for the right size rad
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Post by: summer scheifer on February 24, 2012, 08:14:34 PM

Quote from: POLARACO

Also, you'll be changing the front hoses when you do the conversion, but everyone over looks the rear hose.  Hint Hint.  LOL  Looks can be deceiving
dude i just want to ask for a little help. can you send the procedure on how to remove a pump on my car? thanks a lot.

Title: Another Fuel Pump Question...
Post by: Leaburn Patey on February 25, 2012, 09:28:40 AM
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Do you have a small block or big block in your car?
The procedure for both is quite similar.
Disconnect the fuel filter , hoses,and line going to the carburetor.
With a line wrench dissconnect the main fuel line from the pump.
With a 9/16 swivel socket and short extension remove the two bolts holding the pump in.
Clean the mating surface to prevent any oil leaks.
I usually dab some silicone on the pump itself and put the gasket and bolts through the pump first.
 
The exception of  the big block is the fuel pump push rod you have to make sure you push it back up in the block when inserting the fuel pump arm into the block.
Small block make sure  the fuel pump arm goes under the camshaft eccentric--or depending where it is located at the time.
Get both bolts started into the block and gradually tighten them up so much at a time each.
Reconnect your lines and have a fire extinguiser handy prior to start up,LOL!
I also prime the carb if any fuel drained back out of  the float bowl.
ALWAYS CHANGE THE FUEL FILTER WITH A NEW PUMP.
Hope this helps