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My fuel pumps is LOUD
firebirdparts Offline
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I guess you all know better than I that A.P.E. discontinued their install kit for Walbro 255 into Thunderbirds.  I find a lot of fuel pumps are still available as ordinary auto parts, including of course the walbro.  I do see that Carter, Delphi, and Airtex all make an assembly for this.  Do you all think this stuff actually fits?  Just curious for future reference, really.  The car is pristine, so I would not be terribly worried about putting in a bare pump.

I did some searching on this site and I noticed from the archives that the OEM pumps supplied to Ford were Walbro 155.

Have any of you guys had any trouble with the fuel pump relay?  I feel like, based on the noise, things are a bit abusive.  

Thank goodness Mustangs exist.  That helps a ton with these things. If the pump hanger is rusting apart I guess I'll be singing their praises.
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BradM Offline
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I just put a Walbro 255 in last Fall. See part VPN-GCA719-2 on Summit. I don't remember any problems fitting it. Reuse original sock. Works great.
1965 Mercury Comet Caliente; 1968 Mercury Monterey; 1969 F100 Ranger; 1987 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
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Kuch Offline
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#3
Did the same as Brad says. I bought a Walbro 255 for a Mustang, reused my inlet screen and fuel hose. Perfect fit otherwise and quiet. Also, I'm pretty sure that the stock fuel pumps in our TC's is only an 80 or 90 pump. Either way, a new Walbro 255 will be a perfect replacement.
1988 Turbo Coupe, Black/Black, 5 Speed, Moonroof,  T3/T4, ported E6, 255LPH, Kirban, Stinger Exhaust, MGW shifter, K&N, Gillis valve, BP1.5, PIMPx, Koni's
1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL, 390 6V, Big Solid cam, Headers,3.89's, 4 Speed, Vast and fast
1960 Ford Starliner, 292 Y Block, 312 4bbl intake, headers, 3 Speed, slow and low
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Daniel T Offline
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#4
Same here,,walbro that was on a fox mustang
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Jeff K Offline
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#5
Some Walbro pumps tend to get noisy after some use, but from what I have heard and read, the noise doesnt have any significant impact on the life or output of the pump. My Walbro 255 is getting a little noisy, but I am not too worried about it.

Stock TC pump was a whopping 88 LPH, which was the same pump used in virtually every port injected EFI Ford in the 80s, including the 5.0 Mustangs.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
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