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Re: Fuel pump

Subject: Re: Fuel pump
From: "DENNIS COX" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1999 11:16:43 -0700
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Jason Dutt wrote:

> > How successful is rebuilding the pump?
> Usually not very in my experience, and from what I've seen and heard.

These pumps have been on these cars for 20 - 30 years..  A hell of a service
life.  If rebuilt properly you should get many more years of service.   I have
had great sucess rebuilding them.

> > Is it better to just buy a new one?
> My philosphy for mechanical parts is almost always "newer is better."
> Rebuilds can be successful if you know what you're doing, but more often
> than not just set you up for future woes.  This is especially true on
> relatively inexpensive parts like brake cylanders and fuel pumps.

I can see this logic..  But I have been able to rebuild generators, starters,
fuel pumps, etc.. etc with great sucess.  And have gotten many more years of
service out of them.  I think the key word Jason used is "know what your
doing".  One of the things I love about lbc's is that they where designed to be
rebuilt.  I beleve sometimes a rebuilt part can be better than new..  If you
take your time and pay a lot attention to detail.

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