> > Ok here I go agian......
> > I looked under the car at the fuel pump. Looks like a hose comes
> > from the tank to the pump and from the pump to the carb. I looked in
> > the book and it says that the pump is a low pressure pump. So can I
> > just place a universal fuel pump (24$ at Pep Boys) in the place of
> > the punp? (with diffrent hookups for the fuel line of corse)
> You cannot just use a generic fuel pump. It would have too much pressure
> and would make your carbs leak. Many people will install a generic fuel
> pump and a pressure regulator in the engine compartment.
> I don't know how much you actually save if you have to buy the regulator
> as well, also I feel the regulator gives the engine compartment that
> typical DPO look (goes well with rusty pancake filters and snipped off air
> injector rails).
I believe that most solid-state electric pumps come in high- and
low- pressure versions. I purchased a low-pressure $20 pump 8 years ago
and it hasn't given me any trouble. I don't know if I now qualify as a
DPO, but the replacement pump gives my car that "I-run-without-being-
hit-with-a-hammer" look, which I find quite attractive. ;-)
Matt Trebelhorn '70 B