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Vintage Glass Bowl Fuel Pump
#1383667 Fri Nov 06 2020 08:02 PM
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My 1947 Chevy 3100 has a 1959 235 engine and I want to replace the fuel pump it has now for one with the glass bowl on top to be more vintage. I do not want one with the vacuum feature. In fact, I had one ordered from a supplier and waited a while for delivery...then I called back and they said they had to locate another company to provide these. Some on eBay but I had rather have a new one. One like I want without vacuum should run around $75 new. Who can help me? Thanks, ray

Re: Vintage Glass Bowl Fuel Pump
bucktruck #1383670 Fri Nov 06 2020 08:53 PM
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Most of the "new" sediment bowl fuel pumps I've seen are NOS parts. I'm not aware of anyone repoping them. There could be and I'm just not aware of them. You can buy rebuild kits for yours that will make it as good as new. It's not difficult to rebuild one. Just replace the gaskets and one way valves. Just make sure you're putting the one way valves in the right way.


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Re: Vintage Glass Bowl Fuel Pump
bucktruck #1383671 Fri Nov 06 2020 09:16 PM
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Just saw one on eBay "1937 TO 1951 CHEVROLET SINGLE ACTION REBUILT FUEL PUMP FOR TODAY'S FUELS AC 429", but they want $250 for them. Same seller has the one with vacuum pump for $10 more.


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Re: Vintage Glass Bowl Fuel Pump
bucktruck #1383672 Fri Nov 06 2020 09:25 PM
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Chevs of the 40s
Classic Parts
Jim Carter Truck Parts

Antique Chevrolet Truck Parts [google.com]


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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Vintage Glass Bowl Fuel Pump
bucktruck #1383675 Fri Nov 06 2020 09:36 PM
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Seems all the usual suspects, JC, Chev's of the 40's, Classic Parts, The Filling Station, are backordered on these.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Vintage Glass Bowl Fuel Pump
bucktruck #1383703 Sat Nov 07 2020 01:39 AM
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Usually the check valves are okay after cleaning
The main diaphragm material can be ordered from McMaster Carr
You will need to cut it round and stamp holes yourself
But that’s part of the fun
-s

Re: Vintage Glass Bowl Fuel Pump
klhansen #1383737 Sat Nov 07 2020 01:35 PM
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You have hit the nail on the head!


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