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Username Post: Rebuilding the ‘58 Fuel Injection System        (Topic#369261)
Rusty Heaps 
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08-21-22 04:17 AM - Post#2846205    

I’m looking to replace gaskets on a 1958 fuel injection for the small block, particularly the passenger side portion. It’s leaking gasoline onto the manifold, any tips on this, or good sources of info?

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Tony1963 
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08-22-22 02:39 PM - Post#2846257    
    In response to Rusty Heaps

Do a Google search - the parts are out there as there were more than a few made. I see both kits and also rebuild/exchange options.

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wagonman100 
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08-23-22 07:03 PM - Post#2846295    
    In response to Rusty Heaps

I’ve never used them but here is a source:
http://www.garyhodgesramjet.com/3301.html
There is also Corvette Central.

Jay
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Rusty Heaps 
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08-24-22 03:20 AM - Post#2846306    
    In response to wagonman100

Locating the parts isn’t the hard part, finding info on rebuilding, replacing gaskets is. Exploded view diagrams, shop manual type info would be nice.

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corvesy 
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08-24-22 07:32 AM - Post#2846315    
    In response to Rusty Heaps

Jack Podell is the foremost ramjet fi supplier and rebuilder. If he doesn't have it no one will.



 
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08-25-22 07:49 AM - Post#2846356    
    In response to corvesy

Where is the Man from Mustang, OK, when you need him---Consult DZAUTO

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Tony1963 
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08-29-22 02:58 PM - Post#2846499    
    In response to gcrkfrd

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqR0ebOcrxM

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Mel Foye 
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08-29-22 05:59 PM - Post#2846505    
    In response to Rusty Heaps

I would go with DZAUTO, see the club topic just below. Mel



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DZAUTO 
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08-29-22 06:57 PM - Post#2846510    
    In response to Mel Foye

Exactly what is leaking, and where is the leaking coming from?
I do not know much about Rochester fuel injection because I've only been rebuilding them for over 45yrs.
The latest rebuild was a few months ago for Steve McQueen's 57 Chevy convertible.


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Rusty Heaps 
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09-02-22 02:36 AM - Post#2846660    
    In response to DZAUTO

The leak appears to be coming from the rear of the passenger side of the unit near the fuel inlet. Possibly the gaskets at the cap.

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DZAUTO 
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09-02-22 05:36 AM - Post#2846666    
    In response to Rusty Heaps

If that is the source of the leak, it will require a minimum of a partial disassembly, which should only be done by one of the very few people who are knowledgeable about Rochester fuel injection.
The unit WILL need to come off of the engine.



 
Rusty Heaps 
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09-06-22 04:03 AM - Post#2846904    
    In response to DZAUTO

I was afraid of that. I had hoped that I could just replace a gasket or two on the “caps” on that side of the unit and be done with it. I’m not familiar with these fuel injection units and don’t have an exploded view diagram for them. The unit is on my father’s ‘55 Chevrolet Belair. He’s 80. The car starts and runs well, but the fuel leak isn’t good and needs to be resolved. I’ll try to get back to the car soon and see if it may be coming from the fuel inlet instead.

I invest my money in precious metals, mostly rust!


 


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