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cookieman
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted April 08, 2003 07:31 PM
I see other people have had this problem. I run gas with machanical pump in stock position. I have two edelbrock pumps. In the top of the housing where the actuating arm comes through it hooks onto the diaphram rod. It goes through a little acorn rubber gasket. This rubber rips or tears and allows oil in from motor which blows out the weep holes on the side. It's an easy fix. The problem is you can only get this part in a rebuild kit which isn't cheap. Who the heck makes this part and how can I get them? If anyone throws these pumps away, throw them my way. Thanks, all answers welcomed.

66jj
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 352
posted April 08, 2003 07:47 PM
i hate those pumps and tossed 2 allready.

seals it sells a seal for 30 bucks or so, that kinda works. till it tears..

speedway has them.

jeff

KPLugnut
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 408
posted April 08, 2003 08:29 PM
One of the reasons I recommend using the Carter pumps, honestly. We don't have troubles like that with them, and they come in several "flavors".
FWIW, the Seals-It seals work, too, but are sometimes prone to puncture/tear failures as well.

Hope that helps.

KP

Eljojo
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 273
posted April 08, 2003 08:44 PM
I got on the phone with Pierce. They make fuel pumps. According to the rep I spoke with, they make EVERY ONE OF THOSE fuel pumps. Edelbroc Holley, Barry Grant, ect. He told me that there had been an engeneering flaw in the design which had recently been corrected. I told him what I was running and he suggested I purchase a pump directly from them. I did and altho it does not look like a BG pump it is a terrific piece. Part and shipping was around $45 I think.
You might do a web search for them..I think you want to talk to Vallerie when you get them on the horn....she sounds HOT!
WHY DOES MY MIND ALWAYS GO THERE???

b4racing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted April 08, 2003 10:44 PM
I know why because of the ole saying if you cant ride it or race it it aint worth havinglol

jhon hollomon
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 181
posted April 09, 2003 11:38 AM
I tried to put one back together for alcohol and couldn't get the diaphragm rod to slide onto the actuating arm. The two springs made it real awkward. Any suggestins on an easier way?

cookieman
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted April 09, 2003 06:31 PM
quote:
Originally posted by jhon hollomon:
I tried to put one back together for alcohol and couldn't get the diaphragm rod to slide onto the actuating arm. The two springs made it real awkward. Any suggestins on an easier way?
You can do it with a little patience, line everything up in your mind then picture putting it together.


cookieman
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted April 09, 2003 06:34 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Eljojo:
I got on the phone with Pierce. They make fuel pumps. According to the rep I spoke with, they make EVERY ONE OF THOSE fuel pumps. Edelbroc Holley, Barry Grant, ect. He told me that there had been an engeneering flaw in the design which had recently been corrected. I told him what I was running and he suggested I purchase a pump directly from them. I did and altho it does not look like a BG pump it is a terrific piece. Part and shipping was around $45 I think.
You might do a web search for them..I think you want to talk to Vallerie when you get them on the horn....she sounds HOT!
WHY DOES MY MIND ALWAYS GO THERE???

Who is Pierce? Phone number? Location? Thanks.


cookieman
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted April 09, 2003 06:46 PM
quote:
Originally posted by KPLugnut:
One of the reasons I recommend using the Carter pumps, honestly. We don't have troubles like that with them, and they come in several "flavors".
FWIW, the Seals-It seals work, too, but are sometimes prone to puncture/tear failures as well.

Hope that helps.

KP


How is a carter made different? Does it have an actuating arm connected to a diaphram rod? What does the rod go through that keeps oil out of the inside of the pump?


KPLugnut
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 408
posted April 09, 2003 07:38 PM
Quite honestly, I do not know. All I can say is that I have never had a Carter pump fail, leak oil, or not hold up for as long as I've ran it.
If I'm not mistaken, they are very popular for upper divisions for that reason (Featherlite mod, Busch North, and more).

Sorry I couldn't offer more info, hopefully someone else might have more of the internal "lo down" on Carter pumps.

KPLugnut

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