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Gliderman8

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Hello everyone- My complete resto is done except for tires. Since my '73 TR has only 30 miles on it since the total rebuild I am wondering about reliability issues. I have only had it on the road twice in the last week and unfortunately, old man winter is knocking at the door.
So, my question: When I get it out at the start of the season do you guys reccommend installing an electric fuel pump? I intend to drive this car; not as an everyday driver but I don't want to be afraid to take it where I want to go because of reliability issues.
Your thoughts please.
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I have spent a ton on my engine (and entire car) and I rebuilt my own mechanical fuel pump. If it was good enough for the past 34 years, it should take me another 34 as shown below.

https://www.74tr6.com/fuelpump.htm
 
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Thanks Paul-
I also rebuilt my fuel pump with the rebuild kit. However, I did not go as far as getting everthing polished.
Yours looks fantastic!
Thanks for your thoughts.
 

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If it's stock. The mechanical is just fine.
 
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Thanks, that is good news about the mechanical fuel pump. Just looking to be ahead of the gremlins that creep up on road trips.
 

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I would never throw stones at any person's decision. If you want a mechanical pump, you should use one. I decided not to. Paul and I have the tri Stromberg carb set up but I use an electrical pump. I do carry a mechanical pump in my travel parts kit. This, the low pressure one, is the electric pump that I am using.

https://www.cbperformance.com/catalog.asp?ProductID=577
 

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I wasn't throwing stones Al, I just trust mechanicals slightly more than the electrical components on these cars!! The key word here is S-L-I-G-H-T-L-Y. :cheers:
 
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Thanks for your input Al. For the moment, I will probably stick with the mechanical pump. I only have approx. 45 miles since the rebuild, so I will drive it for a while to shake things out that might need adjustment before installing an electric pump. I drove it briefly today, but I'm pretty sure it's back in the garage for the duration of the winter.
Elliot (gliderman8)
 

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I second Paul's comment regarding electrical system reliability. If you intend to use your original alternator it is barely capable of handling the original stock electrical load. It's not a good ide to add anythig else! :nonono:
 
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Wow... I had no idea that the stock alternator is that undersized. Guess I will have to forget about installing those neon chasis lights :lol:
OK, I was just kidding about the lights. I will stick to the mechanical pump for a while.
 

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Paul:
You would never throw a stone at any one. My point was that "I" wasn’t. You are the best. :savewave:

My comment is for those that are considering an electric fuel pump. And I do have a 55 amp GM alternator conversion. I have added electrical demands, fuel pump, cooling fan, and air horn. I think I will need to upgrade to a new wiring harness soon.
 

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Al,

It seems that you have just about everything.

Except...............

Those neon chassis lights mentioned above.

Now those would really make a statement when you're out at night cruising down around with BobbyD...........
 
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Brosky said:
Al,

It seems that you have just about everything.

Except...............

Those neon chassis lights mentioned above.

Now those would really make a statement when you're out at night cruising down around with BobbyD...........

<span style="color: #660000">Oh WOW!! Awesome They sell those neon kits right around the
corner from home, at the auto A/C shop we use.

I can just picture the envy of all the old Chevy guys as I drive
slowly past them parked in a line Saturday night in the Burger King lot.
They even sell LED tire valve stems!!

What a great concept!!! Paul, you are a wonder. And your fantastic fuel pump
is still pumping away in Amos!!

d</span>
 

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Just get a big old air compressor pump and some air bags for in the springs and you can have that TR6 hoppin' down to the biker bar!
 
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