I can do you a repro 428CJ 4441S Carter X fuel pump rebuilt and ready to install with a date code to suit your car. Will be as per pictures above, and is the correct appearing part for your car. $400 plus postage.
Please email me with your engine build date, carb, distributor build dates etc so I can line it up with them.
I'll assume your question is directed at me? I dunno if anyone thinks it's a great idea or not - but then reproduction parts have been available for a long time, and I don't see much difference between a reproduction part of any description made in Taiwan and the pumps I make. I don't advertise them as original pumps, and I think as with all repro parts it's up to the owner if he wants genuine original or fake repro's - typically there's a price to pay to get what you want.
If you want to get your car on the road, the choice is there for an owner to put in a obviously aftermarket $15 piece that looks completely wrong, or another aftermarket $400 piece that looks for all intents and purposes the same as an original, or a genuine original for $600. People sell fibreglass shaker components, and they sell metal shaker bases made from '67 T-Bird air cleaner bases. There's no difference between doing that and remaking Carter X fuel pumps.
They're made by Carter (now called Federal Mogul?)
September 22 2010, 12:10 AM
Not a Ford manufactured product, but manufactured FOR FoMoCo. They also made the vacuum bypass for the SMOG setup from memory too...
What build dates are they? 7-10-1968 to 10-09-1968 is 7th October '68 to 10th September '68?
Rule of thumb for CJ Mustang engine parts is from 2 weeks before the car's build date to 3 months before (this would be an extreme case). Typically there is some differential depending upon where the car was made (Metuchen, Dearborn or San Jose) - Dearborn cars were made nearer the Dearborn Iron Foundry so a shorter time for assembled motors to get there, Metuchen was in New Jersey so not too far away, but San Jose is in California and theory suggests that there were slightly longer delays getting motors sent there, therefore the variance would be slightly greater....
If you check the motor, there should be a build date stamped onto the front of the motor near where the water pump bolts in, or on one of the lugs at the side near the head surface. Similar format to the block casting date - FYI my block is cast 27th Feb '69, assemby date is 22nd March, car build date is May.... If it's original to the car, this will give you a good timeline for identifying the date of the sub-assemblies such as carb, distributor, fuel pump, SMOG can, SMOG pump, water pump etc....