- Nov 13, 2020
- Dallas Texas
Should I retrofit the pump house lid pass through fittings and install the 90s like you have with barbed connections, or leave it alone?All of those lines should be hooked up. They just get hooked up in the same order on the tank, pretty straight forward. That bottom-most hose goes to the charcoal canister. Someone welded a drain plug directly into the fuel pump well for some reason, probably what some of those burnt chunks are. Just weld residue.
On to the fuel pump bracket: That bolted connection for the positive wire is pretty suspect, as is the bolted ground connection. Second, the big thing is they have cut and modified the fuel pump bracket (crazy, since they're NLA and go for $400+ used). It looks like they welded the bottom of another fuel pump bracket onto the existing one.
With the factory fuel pump, the filter actually sits ABOVE the bottom of the bracket, and it would be impossible for the filter to be crushed into the pump inlet. Here's a picture:
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I suspect yours is the type of pump that has the filter that plugs right into the bottom of the pump through the bracket (so it hangs down below the bracket). That, coupled with the bracket likely being a little longer is probably cramming the fuel pump sock hard up against the bottom of the tank. Not sure how you'd fix that besides switching back to an OEM style pump or shortening the bracket.
What pump is that with the pickup and sock to the side? That’d get the sock out of the mucky muck that settles on the drain?
the rusted rivets and the slag anything I can clean out is easy, on the rivets should I knocked the rust off or leave it alone.
Last question I promise, I didn’t find the gaskets for the sender and pump, is that an easy on to find to cross reference or just cut some?