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    Fuel pump

    Walked into the shop early this morning to the smell of gas. Looked under the Falcon and there's a puddle. Looks like a rubber line has cracked.

    I'm assuming this is the fuel pump. Is the fuel under pressure when changing this out or is it simple as popping this off and putting a new hose on and not worrying about too much gas spilling. There's no for a photo or diagram in the shop manual.

    Scott Zimmerman


    '65 Falcon Futura 2 door hardtop, 289 V8

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    Hi Scott, it's not under pressure, but gravity will likely allow gas from your tank and line to dribble out when you remove that rubber hose. I usually have everything cut to size and ready to go, then make quick work of it. A catch pan under the car gets the few dribbles that escape.

    Jeff Watson
    Seattle, WA
    '63 Tudor Wagon (170 - 3 spd.)

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    Thanks Jeff. Definitely a little more gas than I was expecting. Glad you mentioned the catch pan. After a few contortions and it's good to go. The cracking on the hose was on the sharp bend to the pump. I added a little length to soften that bend (experience from my old bikes - softer bends make shifting a breaking better).
    Scott Zimmerman


    '65 Falcon Futura 2 door hardtop, 289 V8

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