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lelshaddai
04-08-2018, 03:28 PM
I am having trouble starting the 51 232 after it sits for a couple days. It starts with starter fluid. It starts fine if I start it everyday. Carb is rebuilt, choke is correct but the fuel pump is leaking around the gasket. It runs great once started. Thinking it might need some help with the fuel pump. I might be able to rebuild it but it has different bolts holding the gasket and it is oozing. This may be causing the hard start and not getting enough pressure. I think I am looking for Part 535701 (https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=DChcSEwifh_3D9araAhWH4MgKHW3EA64YABAOGgJxdQ&sig=AOD64_2XcEFOYpXCeOpvSEYoAuZ0fpzSlQ&ctype=5&q=&ved=0ahUKEwjFqvjD9araAhUJ4oMKHV6tC0wQ2CkIVQ&adurl=). Once started the glass globe and clear inline filter are full. Sorry, pic is a little blurry.
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53k
04-08-2018, 04:10 PM
Your best bet is to add an electric pump back by the gas tank and use it to prime the mechanical pump. That location for the pump was ideal for vapor locking.

RadioRoy
04-08-2018, 05:14 PM
Starting fluid has been credited with blowing out head gaskets. Be careful, or better yet, don't use it.

rowan
04-08-2018, 05:25 PM
I use denatured alcohol -works great

tsenecal
04-08-2018, 05:36 PM
Then and Now has the rebuild kits that are ethanol compatible. The rebuild is not too difficult, and they have very good instructions. Just remember to mark the sections, so they can be put back in the same place as original.

StudeRich
04-08-2018, 05:46 PM
I sell New ones, but they are Custom Built and NOT Cheap.

Be aware that these '51 to '54 Pumps are AC Pumps, not Carter as '55-'64, if you order a Kit, the AC Part Number from the mounting Flange is required.

lelshaddai
04-08-2018, 06:50 PM
What part of the mounting flange has the number? I cleaned the face and sides and do not see a number.

wayne
04-08-2018, 06:54 PM
53k is right. I put one on mine and works great!

lelshaddai
04-08-2018, 06:57 PM
Yes, electric sounds a good way to go. I still need to fix the leak in my pump. Like to rebuild it. Looked up Now and Then. Just need to locate the number on the pump. Still attached to the engine.

S2Deluxe
04-08-2018, 07:40 PM
What part of the mounting flange has the number? I cleaned the face and sides and do not see a number.

It was on the face of the bottom edge, if I recall correctly?

Mark

tim333
04-08-2018, 07:57 PM
You guys amaze me by always bailing out and putting on electric fuel pumps. Over the last 40 years I’ve always kept my antiques with the original pumps, never had starting or vapor lock problems.....from early V8 Fords to Studebaker’s.

BRUCESTUDE
04-08-2018, 10:02 PM
You guys amaze me by always bailing out and putting on electric fuel pumps. Over the last 40 years I’ve always kept my antiques with the original pumps, never had starting or vapor lock problems.....from early V8 Fords to Studebaker’s.
Those POS aftermarket pumps leak oil after a few hundred miles...so a no brainer; toss the mechanical and replace with a reliable electric, no more oil mess!

StudeRich
04-08-2018, 10:21 PM
The Part Numbers are on the EDGE of the Flange, not the back or front, and probably not visible on the Engine.


I have to agree with Tim, different strokes I guess. I throw away the Electrics when I buy a car that some non-Old Car understanding Owner has installed. :mad:

Bruce, you do not understand that these pumps are on the TOP of the Engine, so leak NO Oil.

rkapteyn
04-08-2018, 10:36 PM
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-1951-54-Studebaker-V8-fuel-pump-Part-number-535701/323153670572?hash=item4b3d75b1ac:g:0pYAAOSwxdtaruCJ

lelshaddai
04-08-2018, 11:55 PM
That one shows me where the numbers are, thanks,