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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 10, 1:41 AM Thread Starter
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New with question

Hey Guys,
Be gentle, I'm an woman that's had lots of built cars, but it's been quite a few years. I have a 66 Skylark (I know I know) with a 383 stroker in it. I bought it like that, so here is my question......It has an electric fuel pump which I am not a fan of, it's been a pain in the a** since we got the car. Leaks, etc etc. I have never had a 383 stroker before, I've had 454's 427's 396's, but that was in my younger years, I've forgotten alot of the knowledge that I did acquire. Here is all the specs the guy we bought it from, pardon my stupidity, but could I put a manual fuel pump, and if so what do you suggest? Any tips anyone could give me on this engine would be much appreciated! Specs:


  • 1967 327 Two Bolt Main Board Out to a 383 Stroker
  • Polished Hardened Scat Crank
  • Polished ZMX Beam Rods
  • Speed Pro Flat Top Hypereutetic Pistons (Can handle 125 - 150 Shot Nos)
  • Dart Iron Eagle Heads (With 202 Valves)
  • Polished Combustion Chambers
  • Erson Cam (.575" / .575" deration 305 degree)
  • Erson Rocker Arms 3/8" 1.6
  • Pete Jackson Dual Idler Gear Drive
  • Holly 800 CFM Carborator (4 Barrel)
  • Edelbroc Intake Manifold

  • Alimunim Radiator
  • K&N Air Filter
  • Holly Electric Fuel Pump
  • Brand new rear Shocks
  • Brand new rear Springs
  • Brand new rear air bags
  • Hooker Headers
  • Brand new dual Magniflow Exhaust (Runs out the back)
  • B&M Shifter
  • TH350 Transmission (3 speed)
  • Brand new battery (In the trunk)
  • Brand new Front Sway Bar 1 1/4"
Any tips, and how about a manual fuel pump?

Thanks in advance, Gail
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 10, 7:42 AM
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Re: New with question

mechanical pump on a 327 block and welcome to the forum. How do you like the whine of the gear drive? We did it that way in the old days.

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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 10, 1:02 PM
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Welcome to the site. I love Skylarks,sounds pretty nice.
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 10, 1:06 PM
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Re: New with question

I don't think there will be any big problems converting it back to a manual fuel pump. Where the electric one mounted now?

Welcome, and it sounds like the car is a runner!

I have gear drive in the 468 in my Camaro. I am not sure I like it. If I change cams, I think I am going back to a double roller timing chain.

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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 10, 1:39 PM Thread Starter
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Re: New with question

Thanks for the welcomes and advice!! The gear drive......I kinda like it, and kinda not...Does that make sense? LOL I never had one before, I always had a double roller, so at first the sound was kinda neat like a blower, but I really go back and forth ...like-don't like ....
My electric fuel pump is mounted beside the gas tank, to the fellow that asked.
I can't wait till all this cold and snow is gone, I want to get the old girl out of the garage to play a little Now if I can just win the lottery and get hubby a 67 SS......He bought one that was almost new when he got back from Viet Nam, but while he was driving it to work, he rolled it. We laugh now because he didn't want to pay $300 to get a new roof put on it so he sold it to the guy for the motor.....It makes him sick every time he thinks about it. You older guys on here know how cheap and plentiful cars were back then, I would love to have all the cars I traded off, I would be like Donald Trump now!!
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 10, 1:56 PM
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Re: New with question

If you are looking for a 67 SS, this one is for sale. Not sure how close it is to you. Another person posted this link too.
http://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/1603085597.html

Should not be too hard to convert that fuel pump back. Worst case scenario would be you have to change all of the fuel lines, but I am pretty sure you won't have to do that.

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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 10, 8:11 PM
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Re: New with question

Your can either replace your electric pump with another electric one or remove it and add a mechanical pump to the block.
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 10, 10:45 PM
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S-o-o-o-o-o you're a lady?

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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 10, 4:48 PM
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 10, 4:53 PM
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Hi Gail.
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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 10, 7:10 PM Thread Starter
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Re: New with question

Ok Guys and gals, I have decided to take the electric fuel pump off and go to a mechanical pump. With my engine specs. in the above post, what pump would you recommend? Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
Gail
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 10, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Re: New with question

Anyone?
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 10, 10:58 PM
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Re: New with question

get the biggest Carter pump that doesn't need a regulator.

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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 10, 2:13 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the reply, I'll look into them!
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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 10, 3:17 AM
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Re: New with question

I'm running a Carter 172gph pump and am very happy with it. I think its the biggest mechanical you can get without needing a reg, outputs 7psi all by itself.

With your motor though, unless your hitting 8K RPM for extended periods of time is probably overkill, but will certainly do the job. Any of the higher volume Carter pumps will work great!

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