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Old 03-24-2013, 08:00 PM
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Replaced the fuel pump on my 34

My original Edelbrock mechanical fuel pump started leaking again. I had already rebuilt it about three years ago with a then available Edelbrock rebuild kit. The rebuild kit is no longer available so I sprung for a new Edelbrock Hi-Performance mechanical fuel pump. This one has a little different design than my older one. The inlet and outlet on the old one were 180 degrees apart. The new one has the inlet and outlet about 30 degrees apart but still can be clocked like the old one. Took the old one off which is no small chore given the tight constraints of the SBC in the 34 frame. Of course the pump rod drops down to where you cannot grab it which necessitates removing the fuel pump plate. Went to the local O'Reilly Auto Parts store to procure a new fuel pump plate gasket.. After explaining to the counter person that he did not have a listing for a 34 Ford in his catalog and especially not one with GM Performance Parts 350 in it. I had him look up a gasket for a 68 Chevy 350 which he found. Went back home to install the new pump. On the GM Performance Parts crate engines the bolt hole in the front of the engine that you would use to secure the fuel pump rod in the upwards position is not threaded all the way through so you must use heavy grease to keep the rod inserted all the way. I hope this fuel pump lasts a little longer than my other one. If it goes out again I think I will convert to an electrical fuel pump.

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If this stuff was easy, everyone would be doing it

I had to install a pressure regulator on my engine with the Edelbrock fuel pump. It was making 8/9 lbs. I cut it back to 5 lbs.

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I have noticed on this and other forums that a number of people using Edelbrock mechanical fuel pumps report that they produce too much pressure, and have to be regulated. What strikes me about this is that the Edelbrock carbs seem to have more problems than others handling more than 4-5 psi. We tend to think that components made by the same manufacturer should be compatible.
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Vince, It is rather snug in the front of '33/'34s. I recently moved my fuel filter from between the fuel pump and carb, to just outside the tank, because it was so hard to get to. Because of the dual feed on my Holley, there was no room for the filter up by the carb, so it had to be on the front of the block just above the pump - nicely tucked in between all sorts of hoses, belts, and brackets. Didn't seem like such a bad place before I added the heater hoses and A/C lines!
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Vince, It is rather snug in the front of '33/'34s. I recently moved my fuel filter from between the fuel pump and carb, to just outside the tank, because it was so hard to get to. Because of the dual feed on my Holley, there was no room for the filter up by the carb, so it had to be on the front of the block just above the pump - nicely tucked in between all sorts of hoses, belts, and brackets. Didn't seem like such a bad place before I added the heater hoses and A/C lines!'

I have a small Russell fuel filter at the carb (Holley 4bbl)

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Looks good - my compressor sticks back a little farther than yours I think. I could do that, but would have to move the tee back a bit. Yours is a nice clean arrangement with the stainless.
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Looks good - my compressor sticks back a little farther than yours I think. I could do that, but would have to move the tee back a bit. Yours is a nice clean arrangement with the stainless.
I have the Zipp water pump riser that has integral mounts for both the alternator and the compressor.

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