View Full Version : NOSR Water Pumps, Fuel Pumps, Oil Seals, Brake Cyl

04-01-2006, 05:22 PM
Just wondering what effects time has on unused parts like these, just assuming they have had proper storage for several decades. Would it be wise to use them for a car that will be out on the road aways from home, or would it be risky to justify the saving by using 'em?

04-01-2006, 05:26 PM
I wouldn't use a NOS fuel pump; I bought one for my '55 coupe and promptly rebuilt it, the diaphragm had taken a decided set and I've also heard that modern fuels aren't kind to old rubber.

That said, I'd rather rebuild a NOS pump than a nasty old one (although I'll happily do either...)


55 Commander Starlight
62 Daytona hardtop

04-02-2006, 02:05 PM
I'm with Nate on this. As far as "rubber" lip seals, I'd say as long as they felt supple and smooth - they'd be OK. Maybe DEEPNHOCK knows better as he used to sell that stuff for a living.[8D]

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

04-02-2006, 06:28 PM
Appreciate the input on this subject. Think I will buy a new repair kit for the fuel pump.

04-04-2006, 05:45 AM
Have you got some silglide? I would silglide up the oil seals and go down to my local flaps for new kits for the wheel cyllinders. The fuel pump is junk as the old rubber is not compatable with todays fuels so at the least you will have to kit it and to be safe I would replace the seals in the waterpump since they probably dried out years ago.