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Best Fuel Pump for 79' Brat


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#1 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 01:02 AM

I've been looking for a fuel pump for my 79' Brat.
Do any of you have any suggestion for brands or models?
I've found this one at CSK, now (or soon to be) Oreilly's
http://shop.oreillya...Type=52&PTSet=A
Heres what it looks like for those who don't want to hit the link
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It's about $56 bucks and I can have it shipped to the nearest store for free.
Would you guys say a Subaru OEM would be better?
And also, is this where the original was located?
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Thanks for the help!

Twitch

#2 Kostamojen

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 01:46 AM

What carb are you running? Stock hitachi, or something else?

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 08:29 AM

Youch! Yes,someone has already replaced your old pump with something located elsewhere. Your pump belongs where you thought.

Getting hard to find the OEM spec. but there's still a few out there.

#4 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 03:35 PM

Yes, its the stock hitachi.
And no, nobody put a fuel pump somewhere else, I just connected the hose
back together because I didn't know there was supposed to be a fuel pump
in that particular location.
My dad applied compressed air to the tank and that made it run, so that
means no leaks in the system, and no fuel sprayed out underneath, so the
gaskets must be good.

Thanks for the help, I'm going to pick up the one in the pictures today,
unless you guys think that would be detrimental.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 08:51 PM

Make sure it's a low pressure pump, not one for efi. Other than that it will probably be fine.

#6 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 09:54 PM

Thanks for all the help.
I bought that pump, and it works beautifully!
Car runs, and its for sale :brow:
Sorry, I have no shame.

Twitch

#7 SUBARU3

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 01:26 AM

Low Pressure only.....3-5 psi I think

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 11:28 PM

There is a small purolator brand one that works nice on these cars. Or look on ebay there are lots of them for $20-30 that work, Facet is the company that makes them. You want the low pressure one about 3-4 psi.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 10:35 PM

Does that mean that this is in the wrong place in my '81 Brat? Its not original is it?
Here is a link to the pic

I have a tankfull of bad gas and i hoped I could turn the key on and put the other end of the fuel line in a gas can but it seems there is no power to the pump. If I were to get a replacement would it be better to mount it where that one is, or put it under the hood where wiring would be easier :grin:

thanks,
Kurt

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 01:37 AM

Does that mean that this is in the wrong place in my '81 Brat? Its not original is it?
Here is a link to the pic

I have a tankfull of bad gas and i hoped I could turn the key on and put the other end of the fuel line in a gas can but it seems there is no power to the pump. If I were to get a replacement would it be better to mount it where that one is, or put it under the hood where wiring would be easier :grin:

thanks,
Kurt


It looks like that was the stock position, considering the bracket sitting there.
I think that under the hood would be easier for wiring if the wiring is
present in that location.
If its not, then I would just stick with the current location.
And if you want the pump I got, O'reily's might have it (They bought CSK
automotive.)
It was like 50 or so dollars, I might have posted the price in my original post.
Best of luck to ya!

Twitch

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 07:49 PM

It looks like that was the stock position, considering the bracket sitting there.
I think that under the hood would be easier for wiring if the wiring is
present in that location.
If its not, then I would just stick with the current location.
And if you want the pump I got, O'reily's might have it (They bought CSK
automotive.)
It was like 50 or so dollars, I might have posted the price in my original post.
Best of luck to ya!

Twitch


So any aftermarket pump will work? even with the wiring with the safety deal from the distributor?

thanks,
Kurt




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