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Fuel Pump Install Question
Mikey97D Offline
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#1
1988 Turbo Coupe

My pump failed so I am installing a Walbro 255 lph.

The filter on the end fits differently since our tank pickup is at an angle compared to the Mustang I suppose that the pump is made for.

Original Filter:
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Filter from the kit:
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Do you think I should trim the rubber on the end of pump isolator so the filter sits flat?
Here's the picture of the isolator that protrudes:
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1988 TC, 5 spd, Stinger 3" Exhaust, Schneider Roller Cam, -4° Cam Pulley, Cone Filter, Gilles Boost Control Valve set at 17 psi, Walbro 255 lph, CHE Rear Lower and Upper Control Arms, Braided Brake Lines, Hawk HPS 5.0 Front and HPS (F) Rear, CRES Inserts in front calipers, and '93 Cobra Wheels with General 235/50R17 Tires.   
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Mikey97D Offline
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Or is this the rubber isolator that was warned not to use because the fuel can't be picked up as easily (too low)? Previous owner did change the pump once before me.
1988 TC, 5 spd, Stinger 3" Exhaust, Schneider Roller Cam, -4° Cam Pulley, Cone Filter, Gilles Boost Control Valve set at 17 psi, Walbro 255 lph, CHE Rear Lower and Upper Control Arms, Braided Brake Lines, Hawk HPS 5.0 Front and HPS (F) Rear, CRES Inserts in front calipers, and '93 Cobra Wheels with General 235/50R17 Tires.   
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BradM Offline
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(07-16-2021, 09:05 PM)Mikey97D Wrote: Or is this the rubber isolator that was warned not to use because the fuel can't be picked up as easily (too low)?  Previous owner did change the pump once before me.

I believe I just used the sock from the old pump on the new Walbro pump.
1965 Mercury Comet Caliente; 1968 Mercury Monterey; 1969 F100 Ranger; 1987 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
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Mikey97D Offline
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#4
The old sock does not fit on the new pump very well. Very loose.
1988 TC, 5 spd, Stinger 3" Exhaust, Schneider Roller Cam, -4° Cam Pulley, Cone Filter, Gilles Boost Control Valve set at 17 psi, Walbro 255 lph, CHE Rear Lower and Upper Control Arms, Braided Brake Lines, Hawk HPS 5.0 Front and HPS (F) Rear, CRES Inserts in front calipers, and '93 Cobra Wheels with General 235/50R17 Tires.   
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Mikey97D Offline
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I cut the rubber on the bottom of the isolator with a hacksaw so it does not have astep anymore. The new sock/filter fits much better.
1988 TC, 5 spd, Stinger 3" Exhaust, Schneider Roller Cam, -4° Cam Pulley, Cone Filter, Gilles Boost Control Valve set at 17 psi, Walbro 255 lph, CHE Rear Lower and Upper Control Arms, Braided Brake Lines, Hawk HPS 5.0 Front and HPS (F) Rear, CRES Inserts in front calipers, and '93 Cobra Wheels with General 235/50R17 Tires.   
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