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Hi, I've got a 1961 Ford Galaxy, and there are some things about it that require restoration. For now I am not talking about the body or interior, which are also oldish.

First, something's wrong with the fuel deliver, as I hear that starter works, yet it's not getting enough fuel for the engine to start. What is the right way to diagnose the fuel pump if I take it out? If there is any way, of course. Also, is it possible to fix it if something's wrong with it? Thanks.



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You can check fuel pressure/flow by simply removing a fuel line from the carburetor and routing it into a container of some kind then cranking the engine and seeing if fuel comes through. Disconnect the wire from the negative terminal on the coil to keep the engine from firing while you do this. Has the car been sitting for a long time? If so, you may have varnish build up in the fuel system and the gas may have turned bad. You can also get a container of known good fuel, and route a hose into it from the intake side of the pump and see if the motor will run then.

Typically if you find a car that has been sitting for a long time, the fuel system will need to be cleaned and the brakes gone through. Good luck and keep us posted.

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Welcome aboard

Pat has you on a good path.....fuel pumps are relatively inexpensive

Dan

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Postsedan wrote:

Welcome aboard

Pat has you on a good path.....fuel pumps are relatively inexpensive

Dan


 Folks, thanks a lot for helping me diagnose the problem! It's really a dead fuel pump.

Now, my next question to you folks hahah

Will it make sense to go with an aftermarket one? What can you say from your experience?

Here's what I am looking at, yet I haven't ordered anything so far, to be on the safe side.



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Unless....you plan on going racing and wanting to increase Carb CFM, Intake, headers, Ignition, etc.
I would stay stock and get yourself a new replacement fuel pump.
Quick and easy install.

Dan

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