I see a great deal of fuel system problems these days. I believe the likely cause is the high ethanol alcohol content of the fuel in my state. If the fuel sits for any length of time, it becomes a gooey, honey colored mess. It's a badger on pumps, hoses and carbs. My calibrated nose can also tell the difference in quality!

Here is a pump I had to service recently:

Not pretty. AC pump model 588. Note the honey color in sediment bowl.

This diaphragm is dried out from exposure to ethanol alcohol.

This thing looks so good I want to put in my living room!

I have a source for fuel pump parts that use modern rubber diaphragms and improved valves for durability and ethanol fuel compatibility. I still recommend using non-ethanol fuel in your classic for many reasons, but it's good to have options. I will go into more detail regarding fuels and tuning at a later date. 

That's all for now and be sure to enjoy your journey, for that is what it's all about!

"The trail is the thing, not the destination. Travel too quickly and you miss all that you are traveling for."