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04/05/19 at 22:25:54
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Hi All,
I am in the process of "restoring" a somewhat Frankenstein 1950 CJ3a. It had a electric fuel pump when I got it, I have it down to the frame now.  Currently there is a Mechanical Pump on it that doesn't function with a hose pitch off.  The question is should I put a new Mechanical Pump or stick with the electric.  I am not looking for a period restore just for a jeep looks descent and run good. What do you guys think?
  

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Re: Fuel Pump - Mechanical or Electric
Reply #1 - 04/06/19 at 05:03:58
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Can we assume it has the L-134 in it? If so, go back to the mechanical.
  

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Re: Fuel Pump - Mechanical or Electric
Reply #2 - 04/06/19 at 09:02:39
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scoutpilot wrote on 04/06/19 at 05:03:58:
Can we assume it has the L-134 in it? If so, go back to the mechanical.


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Re: Fuel Pump - Mechanical or Electric
Reply #3 - 04/06/19 at 09:03:13
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I would hazard a guess that the mechanical failed at some point and the PO spliced in the electrical vs. fixing what was broken.

IMHO, I think the mechanical should be evaluated to see if it can be returned to service (could be just a diaphragm).  Scoutpilot has a lot experience.

You may still want to hold on to the electrical for a b/u.
  

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Re: Fuel Pump - Mechanical or Electric
Reply #4 - 04/06/19 at 21:24:16
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Hi All,

Thanks for the feedback, yes it is a L134.  So it sounds like the consensus is go back to mechanical. New or Fix the existing one.  I had heard people complain about the starting issues with mechanical an that had me a little concerned..

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