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Old 01-18-2021, 07:36 PM   #1
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Default Wrong fuel pump?

I purchased a new fuel pump for my 32-34 ford truck v8 (like 30 years ago-long project). Now Im looking at a photos of fuel pumps on Bob Drake (looking for fuel pump to carb fuel line) and the pump I got seems to match the one drake sells for late 46 and newer. It looks like the one I have will bolt on ok, can I use it? Travel distance too long/short?
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Old 01-18-2021, 08:14 PM   #2
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Use it. No problem.
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Old 01-18-2021, 08:44 PM   #3
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As Flatjack says, it will work just fine - aesthetically, it looks wrong on your car.
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Old 01-19-2021, 10:35 PM   #4
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Thanks for this information. It looking wrong is a great excuse for not letting anyone who would actually know it's not technically correct from ever looking under the hood!
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Old 01-20-2021, 01:18 AM   #5
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Actually, the pump you have, although it resembles Drakes pump, will be far superior. By all accounts, Drakes pumps [made in China], do not allow the fuel fittings to seat, resulting in leakage etc.
Don't worry about being put down by the experts; proudly open the hood and display that flathead....at least it isn't a sbc. Who cares if such and such a component isn't what it came with, it's still running the correct style engine. Enjoy
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Old 01-20-2021, 06:04 AM   #6
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I have a '46 glass bowl pump on my '34. Has a better "filter" than original. Gas tank some how gets "crud" in it so I use an glass bowl pump for the filter. Thing you want to remember is keep gas clean coming into carb and avoid carb problems.
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Old 01-20-2021, 04:37 PM   #7
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The only problem is a 30 year old pump rubber diaphram will
will be bad or wrong material and need to be replaced. G.M.
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