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    Fuel pump leak

    boroop
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    Number of posts : 92
    Location : Grand Haven, MI
    Registration date : 2008-09-22

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    Post by boroop Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:21 am

    Hi there folks,

    I know this is a pretty crappy introduction, but it's all I got time for right now. Very Happy

    I recently bought a 1963 Falcon Club Wagon off eBay... and have been driving it around town and even convinced my wife to go for a ride (before the interior was fixed up)!

    Well, I went out to the garage yesterday and found a nice puddle of gas under the van. Crying or Very sad So I nudged it out onto the driveway and then ducked my head underneath (while it was running). A steady stream of gasoline was coming out from the fuel pump. So I quickly returned the van to it's proper resting spot in the garage and shut her down.

    I noticed that I could squeeze the gas line from the fuel filter to the pump and a little stream would shoot right out of the pump's back side onto the engine block. And as they say in Mexico, "esto no es muy bueno." Suspect

    So I'm thinking a replacement pump is in order (rather than try to fix a 45 year old one).

    Here's my question - finally (sheesh this guy types a lot!).

    Which of these fleabay specials look better?

    This one

    or

    this one?

    Assuming that the price difference is not a problem, is one of these better than the other?

    Thanks a bunch!
    Bo
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    Post by Guest Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:11 am

    I would consider buying one from your local parts store rather than Ebay. That way you get a warranty if it fails. Just my .02

    BTW, your Falcon looks very nice.
    boroop
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    Post by boroop Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:16 pm

    The local parts shop only offers a 12 month warranty... and in Michigan my van is going to sit for at least 6 months. So I'm hesitant to pay the higher price to have a warranty that won't ever get used.

    I mean if I get a bad one from an eBay vendor or some place online, I'm just gonna send it back immediately.

    I'm just not sure if there's a major difference between the two fuel pumps I linked to?

    And Nate, thanks for the nice comments about my van. it's been re-done on the outside and is really solid. Minimal surface rust that is coming right off and only a few smaller mechanical issues. Needs new hoses, etc.

    Everything works but the horn; watch for my finger! lol!
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    Location : Fowlerville, MI
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    Registration date : 2008-05-06

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    Post by G-Man Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:19 pm

    I also would buy from a local parts store. If you add shipping I'm sure it's even cheaper there. And I would trust a auto store to take back a part other than some ebayer.
    boroop
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    Post by boroop Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:02 am

    So, again... price aside, and where I choose to buy it from aside, is there any difference between the two models linked to above? I see little to no difference besides that one is a rebuild and one is new.

    Is this assumption correct?
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    Registration date : 2008-07-03

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    Post by itruns Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:45 am

    My only concern might be the 45 year old rubber in the new one, but who knows how old the rubber is in the rebuilt.
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    Post by Guest Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:20 am

    I've had good experience with Airtex water pumps and they make a good item. When I was still turning wrenches for a living we used KEM ignition parts and I wasn't impressed. So there's my opinion. Never used either brand fuel pump however.
    boroop
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    Post by boroop Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:21 am

    There's the info I was looking for. Thanks!

    FWIW, I can't believe that NAPA doesn't have my 45 year old fuel pump in stock. lol!
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    Post by Guest Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:55 am

    Napa may have your fuel pump but not listed under Econoline I also have a 63 try asking for a Fairlane,Meteor,Comet,Falcon part on anything. Do you have a interchange book? Mine says for 63 Fairllane,meteor and Ford truck 6cyl 144,170,200 they are interchangeable Ford part #c30z935ob. Its eaiser to ask for a more popular model because their computer or books will have a listing for them and not our vans
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    Post by Guest Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:44 am

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    Post by Guest Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:32 pm

    and also different too?
    http://www.autozone.com/R,808853/vehicleId,1852601/initialAction,partProductDetail/store,1354/partType,00078/shopping/partProductDetail.htm
    im entering the same information to both stores and they have different pumps.
    im looking to replace the pump too. its not working properly....
    but wich one should i go with,,
    im guessing the one from the zone, since i want less "things" in my engine compartment.
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    Post by itruns Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:02 pm

    Looks like the Bosch might be two pumps in one, maybe vacuum?
    boroop
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    Post by boroop Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:50 pm

    beanses wrote:im guessing the one from the zone, since i want less "things" in my engine compartment.

    The Airtex 6491 is the one I'm leaning towards as well... but not available through NAPA, which means I need to drive to the next town over. But it looks ot be the proper replacement part.
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    Post by Guest Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:04 pm

    this means that they are interchangeable.
    the van has something that looks like the bosch.
    but the only one i can get is the airtex..
    if i get it will it work just fine?
    the guy at the parts store did not know what to answer.. new guy.

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