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I didn't know that I didn't have a viable fuel pump for two years. I tried to fiix everything else because how could my new fuel pump be the problem. I purchased a Airtex fuel pump in 2015 for my recent purchase of a 56 flathead. I convented the 56 12 volt to 6 volt with everthing from my worn out 53. A long thread a very long thread. Finally had the engine professionally rebuit. Re-installed the fuel pump in 2016. 2017 interior and suspension projects, but I was never happy with the preformance of the rebuilt engine. Carburetor adjustments, distributor adjustments until I was crazy. Fuel Volume test finally told me the the pump didn't pump enough fuel. Am I the only person that is NOT using a electic fuel pump to replace or supplement a Airtex style fuel pump? I have been thinking about using a good (expensive) electic pump. I had a old pump mounted on the frame under the driver's seat I removed it twenty years ago when I brought the car back to life. The mechancial pump was good enough. So replace or supplement? Additionally, I read a statement of a person (1949 goat) that put a bead of weld on the lever to increase the lenght of the stroke. Has anyone else done this? If the pump is garbage why not try something. Hope to rebuild my old AC fuel fuel pump, the one that work just fine for many years.