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Old 07-12-2018, 12:23 AM   #21
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Blucar, there is a way to install a fuel pump also on the early fords that i'm aware of, that can effect the pump stand. The gasket should be installed first then the splash tube then the pump. If reversed, the ears of the pump will/could bend. There is a recess in the pump stand to receive the factory tub. Certainly the stand should be flat.


Another trick to increase your pump pressure is to cut a poker card in place of a factory gasket. Ace of spades is my choice.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:24 AM   #22
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Another trick to increase your pump pressure is to cut a poker card in place of a factory gasket. Ace of spades is my choice.

A very common practice when I was a teenager in the mid '50's to increase fuel pump pressure was to remove the fuel pump, cut a small round piece of leather out of a belt, insert the leather piece into the cup on the fuel pump arm and reinstall the fuel pump. Generally this trick would get several miles out of a weak pump.
Most guys always had a belt to hold their pants up, where-as only a 'card shark' would have a deck of cards in his pocket.
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A very common practice when I was a teenager in the mid '50's to increase fuel pump pressure was to remove the fuel pump, cut a small round piece of leather out of a belt, insert the leather piece into the cup on the fuel pump arm and reinstall the fuel pump. Generally this trick would get several miles out of a weak pump.
Most guys always had a belt to hold their pants up, where-as only a 'card shark' would have a deck of cards in his pocket.

You're dating yourself. Some where we had cards. at least for pinochle.
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Old 07-14-2018, 09:41 AM   #24
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An 1988 jeep wrangler I 6 has a fuel filter Fram Pn. G 3583 has a connection for a return line to the fuel tank to prevent (help) vapor lock and it has a mechanical fuel pump. I do not use it, I have blocked off the heat passage on both sides and drilled a 1/4 hole in the plug, It has worked well as never had vapor lock even at 10.000 ft. elev. or 100 F heat.
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