A few years back, my fuel pump was going out, so I stopped by the parts store to get a new one. On my way home, the pump gave out completely. So there I was, stuck on the side of the highway, with a busted fuel pump, a new replacement pump, but no tools :-(
While I was pondering my next step, a guy pulled over and he just happened to have some tools in his trunk. So 30 minutes later (I didn't have a jack so it required a bit of wiggling under the car), the new pump was in and I was on my way again.
I guess my point is, the fuel pump is quite easy to change... and to always keep some tools in your trunk when your driving a classic :smilie