I am gathering up some stuff to put away for the potential trip home in oct/nov from MT to MS in the 63 cdv.

i thought a fuel pump may be a good piece to have nearby,  Are the newer ones like you can get at rock auto reliable and do they fit as they should or are original pumps around and a better bet/   Jason or Russ?   

Thanks,, 

Views: 53

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I have never had any issue with the original or new aftermarket or rebuilt original style, but have heard there have been issues with some of the newer or rebuilt ones. Russ reported he had seen where they had not staked the valves in place, causing them to come apart and stop pumping. I have found the best new aftermarket pump, which looks like the original style fuel pump is the Spectra Premium B1297MP fuel pump. For years I kept a stock of new ones but the supply run out. AutoZone lists them now for about $70 but when you go to check out they are out of stock. The other new fuel pump I have seen in the last few years has been the Airtex 6744 Fuel Pump. I have not experience with this fuel pump but believe it may be the one others have had issues with the valve not being staked.

For years there were new single uni-body pumps available at auto parts stores like the one seen on the right in picture below that did not come apart. I also had not issue with those. 
If you want good used from known running engines, I sell the original style like seen on the left for $40 and the unibody style like on the right for $20.  

 

I put a new Airtex pump on my 63, it worked well for 15k miles until the inlet valve fell out of the pump body. The valve was not staked in, just a press fit causing the failure. If you buy the Airtex pump, take the bottom cover off to see if the valve is just pressed in. If so, stake it with a punch so it won't fall out. 

ok, thanks for the information,,,helps me out making a decision

Spectra Premium SP1297MP Mechanical Fuel Pump for 85:86 USD.

Not sure if its the same B1297MP Jason suggest.

RSS

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Forum

Reflector!

Started by Don Savory in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

one of my rear reflectors must have fallen out and I’m having trouble finding a replacement. Anyone know where to find these for a 63? It’s the one between the tail lights .Continue

Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure

Started by Doug Scarrow in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 97 Replies

    Last fall I replaced my rear yoke and trailing arm bushings . Now with 410 miles on them the large  rear trailing arm bushings are done . I contacted Rare Parts the maker and they were defensive…Continue

Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 171 Replies

I have posted a few Misc items over on my Classic Cadillac Parts Facebook page at…Continue

Tags: classic cadillac parts, classiccadillacparts

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 0 Replies

To see all 1963/64 Cadillacs Listed on eBay in the USA…Continue

Tags: ebay

Blog Posts

Looking for 63 Convertible / Coupe rear side trim

Posted by Gene McIlroy on January 24, 2020 at 12:18pm 0 Comments

Want to find a good straight dent free rear side trim for my 1963 Convertible.  I have both sides but they do not match.  Wanting to get them to match.  I am attaching a photo of the two trim sided that I have really wanting the squared off trim if I can get it.  Let's see what you have,…

Continue

Road Trip

Posted by Ray Schick on January 21, 2020 at 9:00pm 7 Comments

Got a little cabin fever this morning,decided to take a road trip to Hickory Corners Michigan, The Gilmore Museum. It’s about 2 1/2 hours from my home . Place is awesome,I was really impressed.

9A648CFF-E965-4CE0-8E91-8E194AC70DED.jpeg…



Continue

1964 429 Aluminum Front Cover For Sale!

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on January 12, 2020 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

  • I wound up with an extra front cover for my '64 and offering it for sale.

Purchased from a knowledgable part supplier with thorough hands-on knowledge of 63-64 Cadillac engines, who checked the part before sending it to me. The oil pump driven gearSee S bore and the pressure relief piston bore are both .002 over and within the .005…

Continue

Looking for the Rochester Choke Tube ...

Posted by Mack on January 10, 2020 at 1:14am 3 Comments

37E244B6-71C7-4857-8D50-1BD8C48077A4.jpeg

Looking to buy the choke tube for my Rochester... anybody have one for Sale???

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2020   Created by Jason Edge.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service