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November 1, 2010, 11:58 am

Ray P

Question: I need a fuel pump

I have a 1961 GMC PU 1/2 ton I have been told it has a 305 V6 ARMY engine, spark plugs are on top of the heads.needs a fuel pump and I dont know what if it is a special one. can you please HELP

November 1, 2010, 9:07 pm

Tyler O

Assuming it's carbureted, you need a low pressure fuel pump. It was probably equipped with a mechanical pump. You can usually replace them with an electric pump. There are many kits available from several different websites like

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November 2, 2010, 12:43 pm

Ray P

I think I will go with a electric pump, Thanks for your help

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