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1954 Desoto Firedome Fuel Pump - Jul 30, 2013

The repaired starter works great, but the car won't run without fuel to the carb.

Chris at Then and Now Automotive in Weymouth, Mass. has been a great help in identifying and sourcing a rebuild kit for the Carter fuel pump for this car.

Why the problem? This is an early Carter pump (2241S) that uses caged valves. Apparently these valves were too close to the A/C patented valves, so Carter had to change the design. Being rather rare, replacement parts had been unavailable for quite some time and the solution was to machine the pump housing to accept A/C caged valves, with inconsistent results. Then and Now Automotive has designed direct replacements that are impervious to Ethanol.

Initially, the wrong parts were sent because all I could see was the casting number (MO-988), but once I got the pump apart, I was able to detect the correct numbers and determine the presence of the dreaded caged valves. Then and Now Automotive was great about the exchange and, again, were a big help in identifying the correct kit for the pump once I supplied them with numbers and pictures.

Once the pump is repaired, the carburetor is next on the repair list. That kit came from Daytona Parts Co. and both kits are Ethanol-resistant.
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