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Old 04-08-2019, 08:06 PM   #1
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Default NOS Airtex Fuel Pump - Worth it?

I came across this today on kijiji (Craig's List for Canada)

Was wondering if this is anything or worth it.
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:07 PM   #2
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:08 PM   #3
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:13 PM   #4
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Well, Airtex is still in business and the diaphragm is guaranteed for 50,000 miles, so why not?
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:28 PM   #5
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Modern gas will probably dissolve old diaphragm.
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Old 04-08-2019, 09:29 PM   #6
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Yep the diaphragm will be a licorice gum drop before your eyes once any kind of today's gas gets to it. Check the location of the ports. I do like these pumps for multi carb setups
they have a good look and the valves are always wet which helps self priming.
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I bought one of those, but put a new kit in it to replace the old dried out rubber
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That pump is known as "the bus pump", a high volume pump used on Ford rear engine city buses starting in 1944.
Favored by hot rodders during the flatheads prime days.
It's an AC pump & diaphragms are available.
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Old 04-09-2019, 04:06 PM   #9
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That pump is known as "the bus pump", a high volume pump used on Ford rear engine city buses starting in 1944.
Favored by hot rodders during the flatheads prime days.
It's an AC pump & diaphragms are available.
Thanks. Good to know. Iíll pass as I have no real need for a higher flow pump. Was asking CAN$150.
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Old 04-10-2019, 05:58 PM   #10
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Thanks. Good to know. Iíll pass as I have no real need for a higher flow pump. Was asking CAN$150.


150 can, wow. Last (and only) pump I bought was a old 'rebuilt' one that had been stored many years. Because it was old (but still looked clean and fresh), the seller asked 5 dollars (us), and cautioned that it would probably have 'old-diaphragm' problems. I put in a new, modern diaphragm, and it has been running for the last few years. I must be old, and out of touch, or, very lucky at a local swap meet.
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150 can, wow. Last (and only) pump I bought was a old 'rebuilt' one that had been stored many years. Because it was old (but still looked clean and fresh), the seller asked 5 dollars (us), and cautioned that it would probably have 'old-diaphragm' problems. I put in a new, modern diaphragm, and it has been running for the last few years. I must be old, and out of touch, or, very lucky at a local swap meet.
You are out of touch & lucky.
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Old 04-10-2019, 07:39 PM   #12
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Yep, spent only CAN$100 for my flathead, but I'm many many times that now just in parts.
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Old 05-04-2019, 06:02 AM   #13
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I have an older mechanical pump for mine with a glass sediment bowl, but I have removed the pushrod and I will run a hidden electric pump and regulator to control the pressure. I will have the fuel come from the hidden pump and reg up and through the pump just for show.
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