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    AC#530 Fuel Pump for 1947 320 Engine...

    Happy to confirm that the #530 fuel pump, original GM 1537338 with a pivot arm marked 1523993 is correct for a 1948 320 engine S/N 50650397.
  2. While trying to sort out some oil leaking and driveability problems with my 38 Century, I had to replace the fuel pump. Little did I know that the style AB pump used on the 36-39 original blocks will not work properly on a 1948 block since the boss in the block is different allowing oil to leak out no matter what you do... The short end of the story, I have a fuel pump available with about 4hrs of time in my vehicle that I just purchased from Kanter's Automotive, plus an almost identical core that came with my vehicle originally. Mounting bolts are 3/8" in diameter. They can be yours for $200.00 plus shipping... Thank you.
  3. Finally got the car running right with the new fuel pump and lines... How much of a contributing factor having rerouted the lines being away from the intake/exhaust manifold direct heat-I'll never know... After much effort, it all works as it should.
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    Fuel Pump 1938 Century...

    My dear friends, being unfamiliar with these engines and not knowing what other changes may have been done in the past made me a little skeptical as to the final outcome after so many setbacks... Gladly, after much perseverance, some cursing and the grace of God, I got everything in and working!!! I even redid in one shot a new line from the carburetor all the way to the fuel pump in one piece, it took some time... The hardest part being the connection at the very bottom to the pump fitting... I must also say that the car is very smooth and has plenty of power... Whatever engine hesitation I had before I say it is gone now... Thank you all for your patience and input. Much appreciated.
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    Fuel Pump 1938 Century...

    After fiddling with the new pump I finally got it to go in after turning the motor over again... Before that, even if I turned slightly sideways towards the back I could not slide it in no matter how hard I tried. Going forward is not an option since it will hit the frame... After turning the motor over and getting the flat side of the cam (guessing) I was able to get it in by turning slightly to the back, then tilting upright and starting with the front bolt first, then the other... What bothers me is that there was no resistance from the pivot arm at all which makes me wonder... I just redid the all the vacuum lines again and reconfigured the inlet line, with only a short splice from the pump to carburetor line left over to be done for the test... After that, I will reinstall the oil filter housing and crank it up, hopefully it will work out... Quite frankly, this has worn me out. If I don't have to see another fuel line or pump for the next hundred years, I will be very happy with that!
  6. philipj

    Fuel Pump 1938 Century...

    Hello Bruce and Mathew, Thank you for confirming the engine date, it will be very helpful in the future... According to all the information here, the correct fuel pump for a 1948 Buick Roadmaster as mentioned by Bloo is p/n 1537338 Type 530, Series AJ, which is what I have... What puzzles me regarding fitment is the following: Are there any pivot arm variants or could something be different in my engine, since it was able to run with an AB type pump with the pivot arm coming from the top and not the bottom?
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    Fuel Pump 1938 Century...

    I have some engine photos here, hopefully we can solve the mystery as to the actual year and fitment...
  8. philipj

    Fuel Pump 1938 Century...

    Hello Matt, My apologies, I was pretty worn out last night and I gave you the frame s/n instead... The engine serial # is 50650397. As for trying to put my finger on the cam, it cannot be reached by hand, it seems higher than the mounting opening... I would imagine with the pump right side up, the arm would have to come in from the bottom, but as I stated before I cannot get it to line up with the mounting holes. I will have to try again to install the pump per Bill's instructions... Regarding the possibility of being a pump for the smaller series engines, the opening in the pump where the arm fits into is 15/16... By contrast, the AB pump's opening is 11/16...
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    Fuel Pump 1938 Century...

    I will follow up tomorrow with the rest, but for now, I can state that the engine serial number is 13330366 which is either a 47 or 48 series 70 as I was told... My first question is, the AB pump had the arm on top and the 530 pump on the bottom... We have established that the 530 pump is correct for a 47 or 48 year... Imagine that the next thing to verify is the arm#. This one is marked 1523993... Thank you all for the help.
  10. Hello All, I am trying with no luck to fit an AC #530 fuel pump into my 1947 motor (fitted to my 38 Century) The arm on this replacement pump would insert from the bottom and it is marked 1523993... I am beginning to question whether or not this 530 pump is correct for a Big Buick 8. Even if I spin the motor over I cannot get the pump to go in. The previous pump was an AB style pump that looks period correct for a 38 (arm# 1522071 inserts from top) but it is not a good fit for that block since it does not sit right on the boss and leaks oil no matter what you do try to seal it...Your help is greatly appreciated. Than you.
  11. philipj

    Fuel Pump 1938 Century...

    No matter how hard I try as a dry fit, I cannot insert the pump the right way with the arm from the bottom... Even spinning the motor a few times did not help... I wonder if indeed that is the right arm for this application... I never imagined this could be so difficult!
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    Fuel Pump 1938 Century...

    Hello Critterpainter, You can't imagine how much I appreciate your message which I wished I had gotten earlier since I had everything installed upside down and wondered why I wasn't getting any fuel!!... You see, I am unfamiliar with this model pump and just by what I am used to for the last 30 years (other wartime vehicles and previous AB Style pump) you would look at the flange and dome and install the way I did... Still reeling and feeling like a total idiot since I redid all the lines for this configuration... It means that I almost have to start from scratch... Yet, I still have a few things I would like to confirm before I make myself crazy again trying to source, bend and flare all the necessary lines, etc... Not to mention the time spent. 1- Location of fuel inlet from the tank 2- Location of the suction side for windshield wiper 3- Verify that arm# 1523993 with the current pump is for a Buick 8, since the only way to insert it would be towards the bottom, as opposed to the topside approach with the AB style pump for a 1947 block.... Again, thank you for the help with this... Now I have to eat crow and tell the supplier that I don't have to return the pump after all, unless the arm in it will not work for a Buick...
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    Fuel Pump 1938 Century...

    The wires are brand new, so I hope there are no issues there... And I just received the new #530 fuel pump from Kanter's which I will install tomorrow... I really have to cross my fingers and hope that with this, plus re-routing the fuel line from the carburetor close to factory specs, the car will run as it should... One important detail that I just noticed is the fact that the inlet line from the tank is NOT on the left side of the pump (as expected) but the right side which will make it interesting to run the new lines... Curious as to how the original 47 lines were done... Seems like a lot of extra bends by having the fuel inlet on the right side instead of the left... Could I also safely assume that the vacuum/suction side to the wiper motor is on the left of the pump? Almost impossible to move the lever to determine which is the one...
  14. Thank you, this is very helpful also...
  15. Thank you, Mathew sure does help... I appreciate the post. Imagine the lines go over the air cleaner bracket, otherwise, you defeat the purpose of being away from the heat...