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6V in line Fuel pump for 1926 Packard

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I agree with motoringicons and if the vacuum tank is not working it can be fixed however if you must have a pump Bill Hirsch has an economical 6v pump kit.

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Guest cben09

You can not put the electric pump on with the vacuum tank,,,one or the other,,,period,

A year or more ago we covered this all very well,,,

The vacuum tank is very dependable,,,For my own car I would prefer the vacuum tank any day,,,

Talk to the guys that run em,,Cheers,,Ben

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Actually you can install both. You can put the electric pump inline controlled by a momentary contact switch. That way if the fuel evaporates from the vacuum tank you can press the button and quickly refill the tank. However, using the original vacuum pump is preferable in my book.

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I'm in need of a 6v inline fuel pump for my Packard. Does anyone know where to find one?

I have a '29 Packard Super 8 roadster running the original vacuum tank, which I disassembled, cleaned up, sealed up, etc. It works perfectly. I have no complaints, and I've driven the car 4,000 miles on tours in both flat and mountainous country. Also, I've found that if starting the car when the vacuum tank is empty -- as in after I've drained the gas out -- simply pulling the choke out will bring gas from the fuel tank through the vacuum tank and into the carburetor in only about 15-20 seconds.

I hate the noise generated by electric in-line pumps, and there's always the risk of leakage from the carburetor caused by the higher pressure, and thus of fire.

There are a few tricks in getting good performance from an old vacuum tank. I know some of them, if you're interested. Also, there are people who specialize in restoring them.

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