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My Buick super was modified to electric fuel pump before I purchased it. There is a delay in the morning to turn it on and I believe pump is not functioning properly . Should I go back to original manual pump which is ways more expensive to find and buy or would that electric pump attached photo at bob’s would do the job just fine? 


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   You DO notice you are illustrating a --- 12 volt --- electric fuel pump and NOT a --- 6 volt --- do you ????

   The company that made the --- 6 volt --- electric fuel pumps for the planet just went out of business..... There is a problem with them on planet Earth at the moment....

    If you would like a NEW mechanical fuel pump with NO core deposit and NO return shipping.....


Always best to simply call me --- Craig --- 516 - 485 - 1935.....

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Selim - I have a 6 volt pump like you show as a support pump for pushing gas from the tank to the manual pump on my '49 Buick convertible with a momentary switch.  Bought it on eBay.  When the bowl on the carb fills with gas I release the switch - this saves the battery if your car sits and the gas drains down.  It is mounted in the rear by the tank.  They can be used as a main pump as well without the momentary switch. I can't testify to the durability of them as a main pump but mine is 10 years old and works fine.  There are four on eBay now for $35:  https://www.ebay.com/itm/6-volt-Fuel-Pump-Buick-1953-1952-1951-1950-1949-1948-can-be-primary-or-support/303712621404


You can buy a re-manufactured pump on eBay for $25.  I bought one awhile back from Ann's Buick Parts on eBay, polished it up and it works fine on my '49 sedanette.



Here is a nicer NOS AC unit for just $50:



Best of luck - it pays to shop around.

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The above-shown "bullet-style" electric pump is marginal in my experience, and tends to have a short life.

I use the CARTER vane-type electric pump which is far superior, in several of my cars, and it lasts.

Yes, it costs a bit more, but you get quality-


be sure to mount any electric fuel pump as close to the tank, and as low as possible, preferably on the inner side of the chassis-


you get what you pay for:




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Check to see how the pump is wired. I have a Riviera that is wired so that the electric pump does not turn on until there is oil pressure. This requires a 10 to 20 second crank (cold engine) before there is sufficient oil pressure to let voltage go to the pump. This was probably done to assure that the pump shut off if the engine stalled (for safety reasons).

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16 hours ago, Marty Roth said:

The above-shown "bullet-style" electric pump is marginal in my experience, and tends to have a short life.

I use the CARTER vane-type electric pump which is far superior, in several of my cars, and it lasts.

Yes, it costs a bit more, but you get quality-

I agree that the Carter is a better pump, but whatever pump you use (12v) use  12 gauge wire for that long run back to the tank.  With smaller wire the voltage drop will shorten the pump life.

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On 12/9/2020 at 1:58 AM, Selim said:



Selim, here is the Carter 12 Volt version of the same pump, also available through Amazon, and for only $59.31 and Free Shipping:




  • Carter P4594 In-Line Electric Fuel Pump
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Carter P4594 In-Line Electric Fuel Pump


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Item Dimensions LxWxH 7 x 4 x 5 inches
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  • Carter Fuel Systems universal fit Rotary vane pumps are internally regulated, offer a free flow design with no points to burn out or shaft seals to leak
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Hi Mohamed, I am using Hardi gas pumps (hardi-automotive.com), available for different applications, engine sizes and 12V or 6V. German engineering and manufacturing is never cheap, but this is good stuff. You hold it in your hands and you instantly know you bought something that will last. One thing less to worry about. Before that I bought these flimsy small pumps, too, until gas leaked out or they simply stopped working.

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