1990 D150 fuel pump and tank swap.

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ChromeGirl

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So I’m new to this game, not by choice, really. My late husband was straight up mopar man and left his project unfinished. I have been learning a lot, including how much he already taught me, which is more than I thought when he passed. I’m wanting to finish what he started but definitely need lots of help. ATM I’m having issues with the fuel pump and housing. When I removed it from the tank the thing was completely falling apart. The closest one to it that I can find is a 91-93. But can’t find a fuel tank for a 91-93. I’ve read on here before that someone tried to retro fit it into the 90 tank but eventually had to get the right year tank. I also have a 440 that needs built to put in it and thought that maybe, if that’s the direction I’m going anyway, woukdnt it be better to go with an after market tank and external pump. And if so, what are your suggestions and experiences on what I should do there?
 

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1ST Welcome aboard & So very sorry for your loss..
GIVE US some more details on your project .. What model truck are you working on. If your working on putting a 440 cid into the truck. Then IT probably has a manual fuel pump bolted to the block.
..... I'm going to say your best bet maybe to join a car club in your area. Go to each meeting & YOU can most likely get them to let you A. introduce yourself .& B. have a 5 minute spot that you can ask a question & get them to respond to you & .. If it's like our car club There are several Guys there that can answer any question... & Since you trying to finish your Husbands dream .. I think you'll be put on top Priority for them to help you out.
& If their like our club they are some really nice men & women attending meetings.
& Now that i've said that about all our local club. I'm not a member But I know most of them because i owned one of the local parts houses years ago.
 
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Thank you!
This is a 1990 Ram D150 with a 318 automatic. He had it lowered but other than that wasn’t able to get much further. Before the fuel pump went out I was able to drive it without issues. We also have a ‘65 flat bottom V drive racecraft that he built when he was 18, which is still going. It also has a 440 in it and his plan was to take the 440 out of the boat, put in in the truck and build the other 440 to put in the boat. I’m assuming it was because it was easier to put together in the boat, but I really have no idea what the reason for that was. He was in the hot rod scene since he was 17 so he had a lot of friends, who I’ve asked questions. But no one is giving me any definitive answers on what to do or are very willing to help. Including some that have been on a popular drag racing tv show. Everyone is too involved in their own projects and I’m assuming that because they didn’t know me as well as they knew him, they just kind of blow me off. I really didn’t know anything about cars before and only retained some of the stuff he’d say. It was German to me. But since his death, I’ve had to learn a lot on my own because when you have several vehicles break and the people that tell you that if I need anything to let them know, don’t actually mean that, I had to figure it out. You Tube has been crazy helpful. I don’t know if we have any car clubs around here. But I will definitely look into that. It’ll be a while before I can start building the motor but the fuel pump and housing I took out of the tank, so no, it wasn’t and external one mounted. Again the only replacement even close was a 1991-93. But I can’t seem to find that year salvaged anywhere to get a tank from because this pump it literally a millimeter in circumference too big for the hole in the tank. It’s so frustrating.
 

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Is the actual sender messed up? The pump itself can be replaced separate from the sender. I went through this on my '90 ramcharger.

Try private ads for trucks being parted out. For 91-93,p many trucks were magnums or diesel, which have different sending units (no pump on diesel; and magnum higher pressure), so watch for that detail.
 
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Oh! Good to know. Yes the sender is messed up. The whole thing was completely falling apart unfortunately.
 
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ChromeGirl

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Thank you so much. I will define check them out. And I’ll let you know what I come up with.
 

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Similar… 1990 power wagon. Custom fit the 91 pump in the 90 tank. Cut a little, check fit. Probably 40 times. Then goop the **** out of it. No leaks after a year
 

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