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Hi all,
Looking to tackle a leak at the fuel pump on the 68 LTD 390. The pump is leaking at a small port (point of the pen in the first picture) and squirting out gas onto the engine block!
The leak is low pressure and stops with a finger tip over it. I'm tempted to stick a piece of cork in there to see if it seals it, I figure it'll shoot out if it fails and not get sucked into the engine...anyone have any thoughts? Besides the leak, the pump seems to work fine.
I got a new Carter fuel pump which is very similar but doesn't have this port. Someone rounded off the flare nut on the outlet line to carb so if I go the replacement route I'll get into replacing lines and dealing with power steering pump removal. If a quick fix will solve the issue, I'm all for it!
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Austin



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Thanks for the replies, glad I asked. Interesting that Ford would put a weep hole in the direction of the engine block...you'd think they'd opt to spit fuel away from a hot cast iron block.
Well, the original fuel pump has put in 54 years of service, can't ask for much more I suppose!
 

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Well got the new pump in, though it was no simple matter. Two runs to the auto parts store for fittings and sealant...ended up running a rubber line from pump to carb, the metal one was too complicated to try to bend tonight!
I'll get it done right eventually but for now, I'm just happy I have no leaks!
 

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I did find prebent fuel line, but haven't ordered it yet....now that fuel isn't spilling onto the engine my next priority is the battery tray area.
Its pretty thoroughly rotted in that area, though the primed 1x8 has done a wonderful job keeping the battery in the car. I'll create a separate post detailing the rust issues that I'm facing!
 
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