Gain extra benefits by becoming a Supporting Member Click here find out how!
Classic Performance Products Classic Parts
American Auto Wire Classic Industries
Chevs of the 40sDanchuk Catalog
Hellwig Products IncPerformance Rod & CustomEcklers AutoMotive
Nu-Relics Power Windows
Impala Bob's Bob's Chevy Trucks Bob's Chevelle Parts Bob's Classic Chevy

Username Post: Fuel Pump rebuild?        (Topic#297653)
Jack and Linda 
"3rd Year" Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 10
Jack and Linda
Reg: 05-03-13
05-20-13 08:23 AM - Post#2347257    

We would like to know if there is a rebuild kit for the combination fuel/vacuum pump for a 1954 235 Chevy Bel Air. Car has been sitting for about 10 years. When we tried to start the engine, it would run and would stall for lack of fuel. Any suggestions about finding a rebuild kit, or should we replace the pump with another type of pump that doesn't have the glass chamber on it. We want to keep it as original as possible.


Posts: 27999
Loc: San Francisco, CA
Reg: 11-26-02
05-20-13 08:40 AM - Post#2347264    
    In response to Jack and Linda

Not to give you a bad time on this, but I would suspect 10 year old gas in the tank and lines before I would suspect the pump.

Here's how you can tell: Disconnect the inlet line from the pump. Hold your finger over the inlet port while a helper cranks the engine. Can you feel suction? If yes, connect a piece of hose to the inlet and put the other end of the hose in a can of fresh gas. If the engine runs now, your problem is elsewhere.


Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.

Jack and Linda 
"3rd Year" Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 10
Jack and Linda
Reg: 05-03-13
05-20-13 01:03 PM - Post#2347346    
    In response to raycow

Thanks for the tip, Ray. It runs well when fuel gets to the engine. We will try as you suggested and will let you and the forum know what happens. Jack and Linda (It's really Linda's restoration, I'm just the gopher)

Posts: 761
Age: 43
Loc: SW Pennsylvania
Reg: 01-27-14
03-11-16 06:56 PM - Post#2614717    
    In response to Jack and Linda

I've never seen rebuild kits available. I agree, that's unlikely to be your pump. Unless, it's clogged with contaminants. Mine is original and works fine. I too wish rebuild kits were available, mine is missing the filter screen. I believe it likely deteriorated. 7...

Posts: 512
Loc: Manitoba, Canada
Reg: 10-30-13
03-19-16 05:37 PM - Post#2616431    
    In response to pearljam724

Try this guy for rebuild kits.


1958 Biscayne 283 Turbo-Glide 31,000 mi (now 35,000 and counting) driven daily
1966 Mustang Inline 6- C4 57,000 mi and growing daily
1929 Graham - Paige 612- the eternal headache that I will never sell

"12th Year" Gold Supporting Member
Posts: 1281
Age: 55
Loc: St-Hyacinthe, Qc. Can.
Reg: 01-23-08
03-24-16 08:06 PM - Post#2617563    
    In response to Original58

  • Original58 Said:
Try this guy for rebuild kits.


I worked with him, great service and knowledge.


La vie est belle! 1953 Pontiac Pathfinder deLuxe 2 doors sedan + Victory Vision tour



Icon Legend Permissions Topic Options
Report Post

Quote Post

Quick Reply

Print Topic

Email Topic

FusionBB™ Version 2.1
©2003-2006 InteractivePHP, Inc.
Execution time: 0.075 seconds.   Total Queries: 16   Zlib Compression is on.
All times are (GMT -0800) Pacific. Current time is 08:31 AM