49 Special Delux Fuel Pump

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49 Special Delux Fuel Pump

Post by vonsudderth » Sun May 4th, 2003 8:09

Just bought this 49 Special Delux and I have an oil leak that is coming from the top of the fuel pump. I bought a new fuel pump but it is half the size of the old one. I think the old fuel pump must have a vacuum diaphram for the vacuum wipers on the top of it. I have never seen one like it before. The new fuel pump looks like just the bottom half of the one that is currently on the car. I am wondering if the new one will work without the vacuum portion? If so I want to convert to electric wipers anyway... Anyone know who makes a conversion to electric wpers... But that it another story and question.

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Re: 49 Special Delux Fuel Pump

Post by Huds49convert » Thu Mar 18th, 2004 7:51

Yep, you are right about the fuel pump/vacuum pump combo. It was designed to keep the wipers going when the vacuum was down (like going up hill). The new half sized pump should work just fine.

For electric wipers check out
http://newportwipers.com/
http://www.specialtypowerwindows.com/home.htm
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Re: 49 Special Delux Fuel Pump

Post by Johnny_S » Sat Feb 5th, 2005 8:03

There are several types of fuel pumps for these old mopars. The two basic types are those with and those without the extra vacuum booster. I believe either one will work but your windshield wipers may not work as well if you use the smaller one without the vacuum booster. As far as electric pumps are concerned you would need to find one that runs on 6 volt positive systems unless you convert to 12 volts. You might try the P15-D24 website at http://merc583.addr.com/cgi-bin/webbbs/webbbs_config.pl Pete, who goes by the handle blueskies, has done some pretty amazing things with his flathead 6 in his 1950 Plymouth. Try these two sites if you haven't found them already:

http://home.rmci.net/blueskies/plymouth.html

http://www.merc583.addr.com/mopar/p15pages/links.html

Good luck
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Re: 49 Special Delux Fuel Pump

Post by Johnny_S » Sat Feb 5th, 2005 8:11

And, for those of you looking for another website to visit that also covers some of our needs see this one:

http://oldplymouths.bigstep.com/generic0.html
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Post by Johnny_S » Wed Sep 10th, 2008 8:54

Here's the updated web site address for "Old Plymouths"

http://www.oldplymouths.com/forums/index.php?act=home

You can actually include your car in the registry on-line if you so choose. Neat site.

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