[Healeys] BJ8 Fuel Pump Trivia

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Sun Aug 6 22:44:40 MDT 2017


Just when I thought I had the Moss catalog committed to memory, I found 
something I hadn't noticed before.  The page for 'Fuel Pump late BJ8,' 
shows a 'union, inlet and outlet' that bolts into the the pump body 
(page# 35 in my catalog).  This appears to be the same as the fitting on 
our BN2's pump.  However, my BJ8's pump, and its original piping 
(AFAIK), has the earlier, banjo-style fitting (a big, hollow bolt 
similar to those on the carbs; Moss# 370-350).  Anyway, Moss shows the 
'BN2' style fitting for cars after 28225; my car is body number 38652 
and, as I mentioned, it definitely has the 'earlier' style banjo and 
bolt.  I know there was often some carryover of leftover earlier car 
parts, but my body number is significantly later (built in November 
1966).  So, my question is, does anybody with a BJ8 have the 'union' 
style fitting, instead of the banjo and bolt?  Or, is this a goof by 
Moss?  FWIW, my BMC parts book doesn't show either type for BJ8 pumps.


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