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1980 fuel pump
« on: August 06, 2015, 10:06:46 AM »
My Pinto was not getting gas to the carb, and a mechanic put a new pump on and said the lobe that works the pump is worn out. What electric pump would work to bypass the mechanical pump? Or is there another fix?

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Re: 1980 fuel pump
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2015, 12:24:31 PM »
that is very strange to hear a lobe to wear out . make sure he has the right fuel pump, most fords take the same fuel pump gasket and you can bolt the wrong pump to the engine , (lobe is in a different spot)  or you might have a bad new pump,  pull it off and match the old one that use to work to make sure , the arm has to have the same shape as the old one , if not it came off a different engine , hope this helps
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Re: 1980 fuel pump
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2015, 08:40:07 AM »
On the bench the old pump pumps well, the new one has a much stronger spring and pumps better. He says he put his finger in the hole and the lobe is gone.

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Re: 1980 fuel pump
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2015, 03:59:41 PM »
That's odd never seen one wear out but easy to change , do not know if you can do the work your self or have to get someone else to do it , you have to remove the timing cover and belt to get to the shaft , you remove the distributor, fuel pump and then the timing belt sprocket, the the three little bolts , remove the cover and you see a plate with two screws , remove them and shaft will come out , not hard at all, but first I would make sure the lobe is really gone before you do this for nothing, remove pump and use a smart phone and take a few photos and post , turn the engine to see all sides of the lobe , and last is make sure the timing belt is good , they ether brake in half or sheer the rubber teeth off on the crank sprocket, then the engine will not run , no fuel pump, distributor or oil pump , all driven by that shaft , good luck , later Blaine
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Re: 1980 fuel pump
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2015, 06:42:59 PM »
I went the electric pump way, so let's see if that works out. I am taking offers on the car as I have 2 now and only room for one Pinto as I have 5 other cars here. Thank you for the reply.