A few years ago I replaced the in-tank fuel pump on my Chevy pickup by sliding the bed back 2-3 feet. I removed the bolts, got under the bed on my back and listed and slid the bed back with my legs. The chest pains I had a couple days later were attributed to this maneuver.FredS wrote: ↑Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:01 amWho has two thumbs and is a gearhead genius?
When I first built this hot rod a decade ago I put an access panel in the trunk to provide access to the in-tank electric fuel pump and another for the fuel level sending unit. Then I lost interest (rather, I found more enjoyable interests) and she's sat in the corner under a cover for about three years. Now I'm back in the gearhead groove and I need to get it running but I didn't want to run three year old gas through the fuel system so I detached the hose in to the fuel filter and stuck it in a bucket then removed the panel and hotwired the fuel pump with some short jumpers (the battery is less than two feet away) and enjoyed a leisurely cigar while she pumped all the old gas out of the tank. It probably took me six hours to fab this access panel back then, but I'm sure glad I took that time as it only took that time.
Also, I ran about a quart of gas down my arm when I was changing the fuel filter. For the record, women (at least mine) do not find the heady scent of gasoline and cigar smoke attractive.
Anyway the new pump had to be adapted ( of course), and all of the wires were the same color, but different gauge. So I matched them up, inserted the new pump, got in the truck to try it, and laughed as the two guys there with me ran for cover.